Better Business Cases 2 day Practitioner

Classroom based course with study materials, tutor support and exams included.

SPOCE Project Management


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£699 inc VAT (was £838.80)
Offer ends 30 April 2019
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Study method
10 Hours, Full-time
Better Business Cases™ Foundation
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  • Tutor is available to students

Location & dates

Hallmark Hotel - West Cliff, Durley Chine Road, Bournemouth, Dorset,
Durley Chine Road
SPOCE, 2nd Floor, New London House, 6 London Street, London,
London Street
City Of London


Overview Better Business Cases™ is a systematic and objective approach to all stages of the business case development process that sits alongside, and complements, HM Treasury’s Green Book guidance.


Better Business Cases™ Foundation
Awarded by APM Group Limited


The course and examination are based on The Five Case Model, the UK government’s best practice approach to planning spending proposals and enabling effective business decisions. This provides a step by step guide to developing a business case, by:

  • Establishing a clear need for intervention - a case for change.
  • Setting clear objectives - what you want to achieve from the investment. Considering a range of potential solutions; ensuring optimal balance of benefits, cost & risk.
  • Putting the arrangements in place to successfully deliver the proposal.

Designed for

The course is relevant to those responsible for developing and producing spending proposals or their assessment and approval; in particular:

  • Accounting Officers; Senior Responsible Owners (SROs), Programme Directors and Project Managers; Directors of Finance, procurement and planning; Members of approvals and management boards; Consultants - responsible for supporting the public sector and Supply Chain Members.

Benefits for Individuals

  • An improved understanding of the Better Business Case process, relevant to both those responsible for producing business cases and those who approve them.
  • Understanding of an established and proven methodology which can be applied at both strategic (macro) and tactical (micro) levels.
  • Core business competency for any manager or director

Benefits to Organisations

  • Reduce unnecessary spend and optimize public value.
  • Reduce consultancy costs.
  • Faster throughput and a clear, proportionate approval process.
  • Improve quality of decision making


Practitioner: 2½ hours, open book, 4 scenario-based objective test questions. Pass mark 50%.

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