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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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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.


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.


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

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


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.


Tailored learning experience

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


Maximise your training budget

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


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.


Monitor employees progress

Keep track of your employees’ progression and performance in your own workspace.

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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 price for Better Business Cases™ Foundation certification in Belgium starts from €1695
The Knowledge Academy is the Leading global training provider for Better Business Cases™ Foundation.

Why choose us


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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"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"

Joshua Davies, Thames Water

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