This course was developed for those working in the public or private sector engaged in loss prevention and risk assessment in an advisory role or implementation role. This includes Loss Prevention Managers, Risk Assessors, Contract or In-house Security Managers, Crime Prevention Officers, Security Consultants, Surveyors, Auditors and Advisors, and others engaged in asset risk management planning. Course content includes Loss Prevention Principles, Causes and Consequences of Loss, Auditing Principles, The Risk Assessment Process, Defensible Space Concepts and Motivation for Crime. Successful participants will be certified as competent to undertake effective security risk assessments and to give advice on loss prevention in a broad range of environments.

Course Outcomes

On successful completion, participants will be able to understand:

  • The principles of crime prevention and loss prevention
  • The causes and consequences of loss
  • The range of products and services available to assist with loss prevention
  • How client safety and health procedures can impact on loss
  • Best practice auditing principles and standards
  • The stages of the Security Risk Assessment process
  • Information gathering and presentation processes
  • How knowledge of motivation can inform planning and policy decisions.
  • How the structure of the physical environment can be used to deter
  • Measures used to safeguard cash, valuables and goods in transit
  • Threats associated with terrorist and extremist groups
  • The application and benefits of templates.

Assessment Summary

The complete course is assessed by way of a 5,000 word project. The project will be presented in the format described in the assessment guidelines provided. The pass mark is 50% overall. Appeals processes are in place and extensions and resubmissions are allowed in extenuating circumstances.


These online courses are self-directed; the level of commitment required is dependent upon the experience of each individual participant. While the course duration is scheduled for six months; participants can complete the course and submit their final projects at any time within the six months.


Participants will have supports available to them, including:

  • Extensive course materials taking participants through the course step by step
  • Study guidelines
  • Comprehensive assessment guidelines and submission templates are provided
  • E-mail support provided by course trainers
  • Access to the online forum for support and discussion.

E-Learning Benefits

The course is fully completed online. Access to all materials required is provided on registration, allowing participants to study and complete their coursework at their own pace. The Learning Management System used is provided by DOKEOS, who are based in France with support offices throughout the world. 5.5 million people have used the system to date.


Successful completion leads to the awarding of a Diploma in Asset Risk Management. This Diploma is awarded by an internationally recognised industry sector body, The Security Institute of Ireland.

Conditions of Certification include:

  • Provision of basic personal details and correspondence information
  • A pass mark of 50% or over in assessment
  • Payment in full of all fees
  • Satisfactory completion of all declarations
  • Assessor recommendation.

Security Institute Mempership

A benefit of this course is that it can lead to membership of the Security Institute, a professional body for security professionals. Membership of the Institute is open to professional experienced persons in any country. Members of the Institute are recognised by the use of the title M.Sec.I.I after their name. On completion of the course, successful participants are entitled to apply for membership.

Registration Options

To gain access to this E-Learning Course instantly, you can make your enrolment payment in full online and get started without delay.

If you require special payment options, then please feel free to contact us directly and we will be glad to assist you in your enrolment.