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Better Business Cases™ Foundation & Practitioner Course Outline

  • The importance of the business case
  • Types of business cases
  • An improved understanding of the Better Business Case process
  • Understanding of an established and proven methodology which can be applied at both strategic (macro) and tactical (micro) level
  • Core business competency for any manager or director
  • Strategic Outline Programme (SOP) for policy, regulation and grants programmes.
  • The Business Case Development from the Strategic Outline Case (SOC) to the Outline Business Case (OBC) to the Full Business Case (FBC) for major projects
  • Green Book Guidance
  • Five Case Model
  • Business Justification Case (BJC) for minor spending proposals
  • The 10 step delivery process
  • The key roles in the business case development
  • Better Business Cases™ overview
  • Business Case Development Process
  • Setting SMART objectives exercise
  • Identifying the high level of risks/benefits exercise
  • Preparing the SOC
  • Identifying CSFs exercise
  • PPM, Gateways and workshops
  • Mitigating common causes of failure
  • Preparing the Outline Business Case
  • Identifying and assigning benefit criteria exercise
  • Multi-Criteria Analysis exercise
  • Preparing the Economic Appraisals
  • Preparing and interpreting the economic appraisal exercise
  • Identifying and apportioning risks exercise

Each course has time for discussions and group exercises giving you the chance to discuss your own projects and how the Better Business Case course can be adopted and adapted to your organisation.


*After completing 4 days of classroom training and successfully passing your Foundation Exam, the fifth day of this course is a flexible exam preparation day to complete at your convenience in order to prepare you to take and pass your Practitioner exam online.

We provide comprehensive support during the exam process to make the experience as simple as possible. This exam can be taken at a suitable time, subject to availability; online, anywhere.

Benefits of online exams include:

  • Proven higher pass rates
  • Quicker Results
  • Save Travel Costs
  • Flexibility
  • Convenient
  • Take your exam at your home, office, or work when you are ready

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Who should attend this Better Business Cases™ Training Course?

Better Business Case™ Certifications will be valuable for individuals responsible for producing spending proposals and business justifications, including:

  • Accountants
  • Accounting Officers - deliver results for the public
  • Financial Advisors
  • Senior Responsible Owners
  • Management Board Members
  • Procurement Officers

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites required prior to attending this course.

Better Business Cases™ Foundation & Practitioner Course Overview

This 5-day Better Business Cases™ Foundation and Practitioner Course will enable individuals to plan, initiate, and deliver a comprehensive business case - through ensuring that the Government’s best practice guidelines are followed to elevate the probability of investment. Candidates will learn how to tailor the guidance to answer potential doubts that investors have about a business case and reduce unnecessary resource consumption through developing a thorough planning proposal. This is a combined course, during which candidates will receive training at the Better Business Cases™ Foundation level, followed by training at the Practitioner level.

Better Business Cases™ is a strategic and systematic approach to developing a business case that is comprehensive, accurate, and portrays the value of a change to prospective investors. Following the HM Treasury’s Green Book Guidance, in accordance with The Five Case Model, the course delineates the constituents that contribute to a persuasive business case, including comprehending the strategic, management, commercial, economic, and financial case, and of how to deliver such a case.

The Five Case Model, the UK government’s best practice approach, will help to establish a clear step-by-step operation to developing a business case, from making intervening decisions, to planning spending proposals. The purpose of the Better Business Cases™ Foundation element is to enable individuals to effectively work with, or as a member of, a team to develop a business case using the Five Case Model.

In addition, the Better Business Cases™ Practitioner course element enables candidates to develop a sufficient level of knowledge of the theoretical foundations of the guidance, and the ability to apply such knowledge to develop a comprehensive business case. Upon completing the Foundation and Practitioner course, a candidate will be able to start applying the model to a real business case development project.

On this Better Business Cases™ course, individuals will learn about:

  • Justifying the requirement for the intervention - a change case
  • Goal-setting and creating clear objectives - what you want to achieve from the project using the investment
  • Offering suggestions and considering a wide range of potential solutions - ensuring a balance of benefits, cost, and risk to ensure return on investment
  • Planning, initiating, and delivering a business case proposal

The following pre-course reading will be e-mailed to you as a PDF document. Please ensure you have the right software available to read/extract a PDF file. The pre-course reading takes approximately 8-10 hours to perform and consists of the following:

  1. Better Business Case®  Workbook Pre-course study
  2. Green Book Guidance On Public Sector Business Cases Using The Five Case Model

In addition, delegates will be required to complete a MINIMUM of 1 hour of homework each evening.

Better Business Cases™ is a trademark of Her Majesty's Treasury. All rights reserved.

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What's included in this Better Business Cases™ Training Course?

  • Delegate pack consisting of course notes and exercises
  • Experienced Instructor
  • Refreshments

*After completing 4 days of classroom training and successfully passing your Foundation Exam, the fifth day of this course is a flexible exam preparation day to complete at your convenience in order to prepare you to take and pass your Practitioner exam online.

We provide comprehensive support during the exam process to make the experience as simple as possible. This exam can be taken at a suitable time, subject to availability; online, anywhere.

Benefits of online exams include:

  • Proven higher pass rates
  • Quicker Results
  • Save Travel Costs
  • Flexibility
  • Convenient
  • Take your exam at your home, office, or work when you are ready

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Better Business Cases™ Foundation & Practitioner Exam information

Better Business Cases™ Foundation Exam

  • Multiple Choice
  • 50 questions
  • 25 marks or more required to pass (out of 50 available) - 50%
  • 40 minutes duration
  • Closed book

Better Business Cases™ Practitioner Exam

  • Objective testing
  • 4 questions per paper, with 20 marks available per question
  • 40 marks or more required to pass (out of 80 available) - 50%
  • 2 ½ hours duration
  • Open book exam (Delivering Public Value from Spending Proposals: Green Book Guidance on Public Sector Business Cases Using the Five Case Model only)

After completing 4 days of classroom training and successfully passing your Foundation Exam, the fifth day of this course is a flexible exam preparation day to complete at your convenience in order to prepare you to take and pass your Practitioner exam online.

We provide comprehensive support during the exam process to make the experience as simple as possible. This exam can be taken at a suitable time, subject to availability; online, anywhere.

Benefits of online exams include:

  • Proven higher pass rates
  • Quicker Results
  • Save Travel Costs
  • Flexibility
  • Convenient
  • Take your exam at your home, office, or work when you are ready

Why choose us

Ways to take this course

Our easy to use Virtual platform allows you to sit the course from home with a live instructor. You will follow the same schedule as the classroom course, and will be able to interact with the trainer and other delegates.

Our fully interactive online training platform is compatible across all devices and can be accessed from anywhere, at any time. All our online courses come with a standard 90 days access that can be extended upon request. Our expert trainers are constantly on hand to help you with any questions which may arise.

This is our most popular style of learning. We run courses in 1200 locations, across 200 countries in one of our hand-picked training venues, providing the all important ‘human touch’ which may be missed in other learning styles.

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Highly experienced trainers

All our trainers are highly qualified, have 10+ years of real-world experience and will provide you with an engaging learning experience.

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State of the art training venues

We only use the highest standard of learning facilities to make sure your experience is as comfortable and distraction-free as possible

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Small class sizes

We limit our class sizes to promote better discussion and ensuring everyone has a personalized experience

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Great value for money

Get more bang for your buck! If you find your chosen course cheaper elsewhere, we’ll match it!

This is the same great training as our classroom learning but carried out at your own business premises. This is the perfect option for larger scale training requirements and means less time away from the office.

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Tailored learning experience

Our courses can be adapted to meet your individual project or business requirements regardless of scope.

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Maximise your training budget

Cut unnecessary costs and focus your entire budget on what really matters, the training.

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Team building opportunity

This gives your team a great opportunity to come together, bond, and discuss, which you may not get in a standard classroom setting.

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Frequently asked questions

FAQ's

Better Business Cases™ is a structured and logical approach used to justify the initiation of a business proposal or case.
Yes, all of our Better Business Cases™ training courses are accredited by APMG.
Yes, the exams are included within the course fee. They are scheduled to be taken on the final day of the respective course.
The structure of the exams are as follows: Better Business Cases™ Foundation: 50 Multiple Choice Questions, 25 marks or more required to pass (out of 50 available) - 50%, 40 minutes duration, Closed book Better Business Cases™ Practitioner: Objective testing, 4 questions per paper, 20 marks available per question, 40 marks or more required to pass (out of 80 available) - 50%, 2 ½ hours duration, Open book.
The price for Better Business Cases™ Foundation & Practitioner certification in Australia starts from AUD1995
The Knowledge Academy is the Leading global training provider in the world for Better Business Cases™ Foundation & Practitioner.

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Trusted & Approved

The Knowledge Academy's Better Business Cases courses are fully accredited by APMG

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Resources are included for a comprehensive learning experience.

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"Really good course and well organised. Trainer was great with a sense of humour - his experience allowed a free flowing course, structured to help you gain as much information & relevant experience whilst helping prepare you for the exam"

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"...the trainer for this course was excellent. I would definitely recommend (and already have) this course to others."

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