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ILM Cert in Leadership & Management (Disaster Recovery & Security Management) Level 4

eLearning course with Tutor Support accredited by ILM

CMIT Learning


£505 inc VAT
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6 months · Self-paced
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6 months
Level 5 Certificate
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This certificate course comprehensively covers the management of disasters, incidents and security in organisations. It covers how to plan in advance for incident management, how to assess, rate and mitigate risks, how to devise a Disaster Recovery plan and plan for the security of People, Buildings and Information. There are also supporting modules in health and safety and organisational culture.


Level 5 Certificate

Regulated by Ofqual


By choosing to study this ILM Cert in Leadership and Management (Disaster Recovery and Security Management option) Online Course with CMIT, Students have 24×7 access to CMIT eLearning for the duration of the course. This includes a comprehensive Course Manual, Video, Quizzes and personalised Tutor Support. The course documentation for this ILM Cert in Leadership and Management (Disaster Recovery and Security Management option) Online Course is detailed and easy to read. You will also be able to upload assessments online and receive online feedback. You can use the eLearning system from any computer that has internet access.

Topics covered in this security and disaster recovery courseUnit 1: Incident Management and Disaster Recovery

  • Risk Management in the organisation
  • Categories of risks
  • Risk identification
  • Risk assessment
  • Risk response
  • Monitoring and reviewing risks
  • Business Continuity Management
  • Causes of major disasters
  • Determining the organisational impact of disasters
  • Disaster Recovery Plans
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Activation Phase
  • Execution Phase
  • Reconstitution Phase
  • The Disaster Recovery Plan Document

Unit 2: Workplace Security

  • Personal security and workplace violence
  • Building security
  • IT and data security
  • Key legislation which affects workplace security
  • Security policies
  • Security audits
  • Security audit and improvement plan

Unit 3: Health and Safety Management

  • The importance of health and safety management
  • Primary legislation
  • Industry specific legislation
  • Health and safety statements and policies
  • Health and safety reviews
  • Hazard identification
  • Risk assessment
  • Risk control
  • Health and safety responsibilities
  • Communicating about health and safety
  • Monitoring health and safety in the workplace
  • SMART health and safety objectives

Unit 4: Understanding the Organisational Culture and Context

  • What is the organisation environment?
  • Political factors
  • Economic factors
  • Socio-Cultural factors
  • Technology factors
  • Environmental factors
  • Legal factors
  • PESTEL case studies
  • Introduction to corporate culture
  • Classifying corporate culture
  • Organisational ethics


  • This disaster recovery course is assessed through a series of tutor-marked assignments.
  • Learners are required to have access to an organisation in which they can plan, execute and reflect on a number of Leadership and Management activities.
  • As part of our quality assurance, learner assessment work will be marked by an Internal Assessor, then checked by an Internal Verifier and an External Verifier.

Who is this course for?

  • Business owners, managers and operations specialists.
  • Anyone involved in management and disaster recovery of operations, services and IT services.
  • Physical security and IT security specialists.
  • Those who wish to gain a professional, accredited qualification in the subject matter by home study distance learning.


  • Level 3 certificate or equivalent qualification and/or relevant life and work experiences.
  • As this is a Level 5 (UK) professional qualification, learners will be expected to reference their assignment work to a high academic standard.
  • Candidates must be fluent in English with excellent written English Skills in order to achieve the assessment criteria.
  • The assessments for this course draw on candidates own practical experience and as such candidates need to be working or have access to an organisation in which they can plan, execute and reflect on a number of management activities.

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Well laid out, easy to follow information. Tutor Claire very helpful and friendly. learned a lot of new information.

Very interesting and I am so looking forward to working in this new role.

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Kalli asked:

Please could you confirm the level, the heading states level 4 but the information refers to it as level 5 for the expected academic writing. Thanks.


Hi Kalli this is a Level 4 programme Accreditation. Following successful completion, of this disaster recovery course, you will receive an ILM Certificate in Leadership and Management (Level 4 UK) from the Institute of Leadership and Management. This is an award on the UK Regulated Qualification Framework (RQF) and is comparable to an award at level 6 on the Irish National Framework of Qualifications. CMIT is an approved ILM centre. Regards Sinead

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