Better Business Cases™ Foundation Overview

Better Business Cases™ Foundation Course Outline

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

  • The Five Case Model
  • Justifying the requirement for the intervention
  • Goal-setting and creating clear objectives
  • Offering suggestions and solutions to potential issues
  • Ensuring a balance of benefits, cost, and risk
  • Planning and contributing to a business case proposal
  • 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
  • Business Justification Case (BJC) for minor spending proposals
  • The 10 step delivery process
  • The key roles in the business case development

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Who should attend this Better Business Cases™ Foundation Course?

The Better Business Cases™ Foundation Course is designed for individuals who wish to learn the principles and concepts of Business Case Management. This training course is especially for professionals like:

  • Aspiring Project Managers
  • Current Project Managers
  • Programme Managers
  • Business Analysts
  • Portfolio Managers
  • Finance Professionals
  • Change Managers

Prerequisites of the Better Business Cases™ Foundation Training Course

There are no formal prerequisites for this course. However, it is suggested to have a basic knowledge of Project Management and Change Management concepts.

Better Business Cases™ Foundation Course Overview

This 3-day Better Business Cases™ Foundation Course will enable individuals to plan and contribute to the development of a business case that adheres to the Five Case Model - the HM Treasury’s best practice guidance. Whilst elevating the probability of investment through developing a thorough justification, candidates will learn how to tailor the guidance to answer potential doubts that investors have about a business case and ensure functionality.

Better Business Cases™ is a strategic, methodic, and standardised 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.

The Five Case Model, the UK government’s best practice approach, helps 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 course is to enable individuals to contribute to a team developing a business case using the Five Case Model. Upon the completion of this 3-day Foundation course, a candidate will possess a comprehensive awareness of the steps required to develop a business case, from a theoretical stance.

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

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

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

  • Better Business Cases™ Foundation Examination
  • World-Class Training Sessions from Experienced Instructors
  • Better Business Cases™ Foundation Certificate
  • Digital Delegate Pack

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Better Business Cases Foundation Exam Information

The Better Business Cases™ Foundation exam certifies an individual's grasp of the Better Business Cases™ methodology for business case development. based on the five case model, it ensures projects offer value for money and strategic alignment. 

  • Question Type: Multiple Choice  
  • Total Questions: 50   
  • Total Marks: 50 Marks   
  • Pass Marks: 50%, or 25/50 Marks  
  • Duration: 40 Minutes  
  • Open Book/ Closed Book: Closed Book

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Ways to take this course

Experience live, interactive learning from home with The Knowledge Academy's Online Instructor-led Better Business Cases™ Foundation. Engage directly with expert instructors, mirroring the classroom schedule for a comprehensive learning journey. Enjoy the convenience of virtual learning without compromising on the quality of interaction.

Unlock your potential with The Knowledge Academy's Better Business Cases™ Foundation, accessible anytime, anywhere on any device. Enjoy 90 days of online course access, extendable upon request, and benefit from the support of our expert trainers. Elevate your skills at your own pace with our Online Self-paced sessions.

Experience the most sought-after learning style with The Knowledge Academy's Better Business Cases™ Foundation. Available in 490+ locations across 190+ countries, our hand-picked Classroom venues offer an invaluable human touch. Immerse yourself in a comprehensive, interactive experience with our expert-led Better Business Cases™ Foundation sessions.


Highly experienced trainers

Boost your skills with our expert trainers, boasting 10+ years of real-world experience, ensuring an engaging and informative training experience


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


Small class sizes

Our Classroom courses with limited class sizes foster discussions and provide a personalised, interactive learning environment


Great value for money

Achieve certification without breaking the bank. Find a lower price elsewhere? We'll match it to guarantee you the best value

Streamline large-scale training requirements with The Knowledge Academy’s In-house/Onsite Better Business Cases™ Foundation at your business premises. Experience expert-led classroom learning from the comfort of your workplace and engage professional development.


Tailored learning experience

Leverage benefits offered from a certification that fits your unique business or project needs


Maximise your training budget

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


Team building opportunity

Our Better Business Cases™ Foundation offers a unique chance for your team to bond and engage in discussions, enriching the learning experience beyond traditional classroom settings


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The course know-how will help you track and evaluate your employees' progression and performance with relative ease

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Better Business Cases™ Foundation FAQs

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 exam is included within the course fee. It is scheduled to be taken on the final day of the course.
The structure of the exam is 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
The training fees for Better Business Cases™ Foundation certification in Australia starts from AUD3395
The Knowledge Academy is the Leading global training provider for Better Business Cases™ Foundation.
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Best price in the industry

You won't find better value in the marketplace. If you do find a lower price, we will beat it.


Trusted & Approved

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


Many delivery methods

Flexible delivery methods are available depending on your learning style.


High quality resources

Resources are included for a comprehensive learning experience.

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