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At The Knowledge Academy, our classroom-based training courses allow delegates to study and learn in a friendly, engaging, and interactive environment. We ensure the very best level of teaching, with first-rate instructors, resources, and state-of-the-art facilities. We provide courses of varying durations and can arrange weekend and residential courses in order to suit your requirements.

Furthermore, our classroom courses are carried out in thousands of locations worldwide, making training easily accessible wherever you are. Our courses typically begin at 9.00 am and continue until 5.00 pm each day, with breaks and refreshments provided. , As our most popular form of training available, we pride ourselves in continuously delivering an outstanding learning experience for our delegates in the classroom.

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  • Direct support from our experienced trainers throughout the course
  • Training courses available in thousands of locations globally
  • Partake in engaging and valuable activities in the classroom to boost your learning potential
  • Receive an all-encompassing learning experience

Online Training

Our online-based training courses aim to provide you with a complete training experience. Due to their flexibility, these courses are greatly suited to busy working professionals, or any individual who would prefer the convenience of an online training course.

Our Computer-Based Training (CBT) courses remove the time and cost associated with travelling to course locations. You can complete your chosen course in any location, and work at your own pace, as the learning portal can be accessed 24/7. All of our online training courses have technical and administrative support and mobile access. Furthermore, each course has been carefully designed to incorporate informative, instructive, and engaging content. In this way, online learning can guarantee a valuable and enjoyable training solution.

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  • Our flexible online courses provide you with 24/7 access
  • Take your time with 90 days from first login to complete the course
  • Enjoy an engaging and interactive learning experience
  • Courses available through our easy-to-use learning portal

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Our Onsite training option allows you to select any of our courses and receive training at a venue of your choice, by any method of your choice.

IOnsite courses deliver training to multiple employees at once, thus reducing travel expenses and providing you with the ultimate convenience and value for money. In addition, this option allows you to receive a training course that has been specifically tailored to meet your business needs, ensuring first-class quality, applicability, and value.

By choosing to bring bespoke training to the office, you can improve business performance, and make your organisation more streamlined, resourceful, and profitable. With over 25 years’ of experience, we are the market-leaders of Onsite training.

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  • Reduce the costs of employees taking time away from the workplace to train
  • Streamline your business with this bespoke training solution
  • Maximise your training budget
  • Monitor your employees’ progress and ensure that they receive applicable qualifications

Virtual Training

Our Virtual training courses provide you with the option to learn using a specialised simulated virtual environment. In this environment, our expert training instructors will be able to convey information and provide you with the all the knowledge you require to earn your qualification with The Knowledge Academy. As the largest global training provider, this method of training allows us to extend our training scope to those who may not be able to attend a classroom course itself, but would like to receive direct training and support from an instructor.
Using this training delivery method, you would benefit from the convenience of remote access and the elimination of the time and cost associated with travelling to a training venue.

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  • Receive direct support from our experienced trainers
  • Acquire the benefits of a classroom course, without the need to travel
  • Train from the comfort of your own home using remote access
  • All virtual training courses come with technical and administrative support
Project Management

Better Business Cases

Better Business Cases™ is a structured and strategic approach used to delineate the justification of a case for initiating a business project or programme. Centred around the development of a comprehensive project implementation plan, a Business Case justifies the market access and business value that a project can offer.

Better Business Cases Courses

Better Business Cases Foundation & Practitioner

 5 Days

Better Business Cases Foundation

 3 Days

Better Business Cases Practitioner

 2 Days

Better Business Cases™ is a structured, systematic, and strategic approach to developing comprehensive business cases. The approach is fundamentally underpinned by the HM Treasury’s Green Book Guidance, specially the Five Case Model, which guides the development of spending proposals and helps to establish a justified requirement for business changes or interventions.



During the development of a business case, calculating the exact value of a business change is crucial - this will often determine whether or not investment is granted and whether the project “gets the go ahead”. Hence, our Better Business Cases™ courses enable candidates to fully appreciate the constituents of valuable business cases, to ensure resources are used conservatively and with the business’s best interests as a central foci of all operations.



Balancing costs, benefits, and risks forms an integral part of the development of a business case, as investors and Senior Responsible Owners must be presented with a persuasive report supported by statistics, if the case is to be approved. Hence, individuals undertaking our Better Business Cases™ training courses will learn how to develop and deliver a strategic proposal, to ensure investment, return on investment, and elevate overall business value.



Businesses adopting the guidance within the Green Book and the Five Case Model, can expect an improvement to decision making, justified spending, and business value, and a decrease in erroneous expenditure - demonstrating the value of undertaking Business Case training courses.



The Five Case Model:



The Better Business Cases™ Guidance is available to download for free from the Welsh Government website.


The Better Business Cases training courses are accredited by APMG.

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Better Business Cases™ Foundation & Practitioner

This Better Business Cases™ Foundation and Practitioner course encourages individuals to acquire knowledge of the HM Treasury’s Green Book Guidance and The Five Case Model - enabling them to develop comprehensive and persuasive business case justifications.  Individuals will learn the constituents of a business case, from spending proposals to effective business interventions.


Better Business Cases™ Foundation

The Better Business Cases™ Foundation course delineates the constituents of a comprehensive business case - candidates will learn how the HM Treasury’s Green Book Guidance can help develop a persuasive business case. The Five Case Model will be covered in depth to ensure that individuals are fully aware of the government’s best practice approach to planning projects, spending proposals, and justifying business value.


Better Business Cases™ Practitioner

The purpose of the Better Business Cases™ Practitioner certification is to confirm whether individuals have achieved sufficient understanding of the theory and application of the Five Case Model to allow them to effectively develop and produce a business case. A successful Practitioner candidate should be able to start applying the model to a real project.

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The benefits for individuals include:

  • Develop a greater understanding of the Better Business Case™ process

  • Developed business competencies

  • Become a capable business case developer with a persuasive and accurate justification

  • More adept decision making skills

  • Guide change initiatives to develop a business and managerial reputation 

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

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Better Business Cases 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 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, and 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, and Open book exam.

Why choose Better Business Cases?

  • Learn how to develop a comprehensive and persuasive business case

  • Ensure that projects are of value and contribute positively to wider operations

  • Learn the HM Treasury recommended best-practice guidance

  • Fully understand and utilise the Green Book Guidance on Public Sector Business Cases using the Five Case Model

  • Create a step-by-step approach to business case development

  • Establish business convergence, clarity, and cohesion

Need training delivered to you?

We can offer exceptional deals on in-house/on-site training at a location of your choosing for a number of your staff. Enquire to learn about our offers.

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

Resources Included

Resources are included for a comprehensive learning experience

Various Delivery Methods

Flexible delivery methods are available depending on your learning style

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