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ISO 22301 Foundation Course Outline

This ISO 22301 Foundation training will cover the following topics:

Module 1: Introduction to Business Continuity Management Systems

  • Management Systems
  • What is Business Continuity Management System?
  • BCM System Process
  • Business Continuity Management (BCM)
  • BCMS Benefits
  • Business Continuity Management Lifecycle
  • Applicability and Objectives

Module 2: Scope of a BCMS

  • Overview

Module 3: Fundamental Principles and Concepts of Business Continuity

  • Fundamental Principles
    • Build a Comprehensive Plan
    • Implement Each Step of the Action Plan
    • Check and Evaluate Results
    • Review and Make Improvements
  • Business Continuity

Module 4: General Requirements: Clauses 4 to 8 of ISO 22301

  • Introduction
  • Clauses of ISO 22301
    • Clause 4 – Context of the Organisation
    • Clause 5 – Leadership
    • Clause 6 – Planning
    • Clause 7 – Support
    • Clause 8 – Operations

Module 5: Overview of ISO 22301 Standard

  • Introduction to ISO 22301
  • 22301 Standard
  • 22301 Standard Progression
  • 22301 High-level Methodology
  • Implementation Cycle Times

Module 6: BCM Mandatory Documents

  • Clause 4.2.2
  • Clause 4.3
  • Clause 5.3
  • Clause 6.2
  • Clause 7.2
  • Clause 7.4
  • Clause 8.2.1
  • Clause 8.2.2
  • Clause 8.2.3
  • Clause 8.4.1
  • Clause 8.4.2
  • Clause 8.4.3
  • Clause 8.4.4
  • Clause 8.4.5
  • Clause 9.1.1
  • Clause 9.3
  • Clause 10.1

Module 7: Management Roles and Responsibilities

  • Overview
  • Impediments to Success
  • Aids to Success

Module 8: Implementation Phases of the ISO 22301 Framework

  • Management Support
  • Identification of Requirements
  • Business Continuity Policy and Objectives
  • Support Documents for Management System
  • Risk Assessment and Treatment
  • Business Impact Analysis
  • Business Continuity Strategy
  • Business Continuity Plan
  • Training and Awareness
  • Documentation Maintenance
  • Exercising and Testing
  • Post-incident Reviews
  • Communication with Interested Parties
  • Measurement and Evaluation
  • Internal Audit
  • Corrective Actions
  • Management Review

Module 9: Continual Improvement of a BCMS

  • Continual Improvement
  • BCMS Control System
  • Areas of Continual Improvement

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Who should attend this ISO 22301 Training Course?


There are no formal prerequisites to attend this ISO 22301 Foundation Training course.


This training is suitable for individuals who would like to get familiar with implementing and auditing ISO 22301. This would be beneficial for:

  • Business Continuity Managers
  • IT Managers
  • Business Managers
  • Quality Managers
  • Compliance Managers
  • Project Managers
  • Auditors
  • Emergency Planners

ISO 22301 Foundation Course Overview

ISO 22301 is an international standard that provides a valid and credible framework for business continuity. The primary goal of ISO 22301 is to maintain the continuity of business operations in their organisations effectively and minimise business cessation. Studying this training will help learners to understand the best practices for implementing and managing a business continuity management system in their organisation. It will enable organisations to maintain business as usual throughout these disruptions and reduce the impact that a critical issue will have on their business. Gaining expertise from this ISO 22301 Foundation Training will help individuals to gain the required knowledge, skills, and experience to enhance their career prospects.

The Knowledge Academy’s ISO 22301 Foundation Training course aims to provide delegates with an introduction to the ISO 22301 standard, which enables businesses to continue functioning throughout a critical incident. In this 1-day training, delegates will be given an overview of the methods, requirements, and benefits of using a business continuity management system within their organisation. Our highly expert trainer with years of teaching experience will conduct this training and help delegates master the art of successfully planning, establishing, implementing and maintaining business continuity in an organisation.

Course Objectives

  • To acknowledge the correlation between ISO 22301 and other standards and regulatory frameworks

  • To understand the methods, techniques, and approaches used to implement and manage BCMS

  • To get familiar with the business continuity policy and objectives to support key company activities

  • To gain in-depth knowledge of the roles and responsibilities of management

  • To recognise the components and the operation of a BCMS based on ISO 22301 and its principal processes

At the end of this training, delegates will be able to apply the concepts, methodologies, requirements, framework, and management approach used in business continuity. They will also be able to implement and manage a BCMS as specified in ISO 22301.

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What's included in this ISO 22301 Training Course?

This training course includes:

  • The ISO 22301 Foundation Examination
  • The Knowledge Academy ISO 22301 Foundation Manual 
  • Certificate
  • Experienced Instructor 
  • Refreshments

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ISO 22301 Foundation Exam

In order to complete this ISO 22301 Foundation certification, delegates must pass the associated examination, which will be taken at the end of the training day. The exam is:

  • Multiple choice questions
  • Duration of 40 minutes
  • 50% pass mark
  • Closed book

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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.

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ISO 22301 Foundation Training FAQs


ISO 22301 is a business continuity standard that enables organisations to continue to function throughout a critical incident and in its aftermath.
Yes, the associated examination will need to be passed in order to complete this ISO 22301 Foundation training course.
A business continuity management system is a type of management that continually develops and enhances critical business processes to ensure that they continue to function in the event of damage or emergencies.
The key elements of business continuity management are a clearly defined team, a detailed plan, effective testing, crisis communications, employee safety, uninterrupted access to business resources, and continuous IT operations.
This ISO 22301 Foundation training is a 1 day course.
The Knowledge Academy offer: ISO 9001, ISO 27001, ISO 20000, ISO 14001, ISO 18001, ISO 27005, and ISO 13485.
No, there aren’t any formal prerequisites.
In this ISO 22301 Foundation Training course, you will learn about the BCM system process, business continuity policy and objectives, areas of continual improvement, implementation cycle times, management roles and responsibilities, business impact analysis, and other essential concepts.
The price for ISO 22301 Foundation Training certification in the United States starts from $995
The Knowledge Academy is the Leading global training provider for ISO 22301 Foundation Training.
Please see our ISO 22301 Training courses available in the United States

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