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Better Business Cases Foundation and Practitioner

6 months eLearning access to APMG International™ Accredited study materials, tutor support and final exams included


Aspire Europe Limited

Summary

Price
£1,100 inc VAT
Or £91.67/mo. for 12 months...
Study method
Online
Course format What's this?
Reading material - PDF/e-book, slides, article/plain text
Duration
35 hours · Self-paced
Access to content
6 months
Certifications
Better Business Cases™ Foundation
Better Business Cases Practitioner
Professional certification What's this?
Additional info
  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price
  • Tutor is available to students

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Overview

Give your change initiatives the best chance of success with Better Business Cases™ training & certification

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. 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.

Change initiatives often fail at the first hurdle as the business case fails to convince senior management of the return on investment. Creating effective business cases and spending proposals is therefore critical to securing funding and management buy-in. It is important therefore that individuals have the opportunity to develop their capabilities to create, review and adapt effective business cases.

This eLearning course covers the latest version of the guidance and prepares delegates for the Practitioner exam. The course includes both of the Better Business Cases International Guides.

Certifications

Better Business Cases™ Foundation

Better Business Cases Practitioner

Awarded by APM Group Limited

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Description

Course Duration

The duration of the Better Business Cases course is a combined 35 hours of self-study. You will have access to the course for six months from registration, allowing you to study at your own pace and in your own time.

Course Benefits

  • Understanding of the impacts of change
  • Knowledge and understanding of how to support others through change
  • Understanding to support the organisation through change

Foundation Level

You will cover the following subjects:

  • Overview of Better Business Cases
  • Making the Case for Change
  • The Strategic Case
  • The Economic Case
  • The Commercial Case
  • The Finance Case
  • The Management Case
  • The Final Steps
  • Change readiness

Practitioner Level


You will cover the following subjects:

  • Introduction
  • Case Preparation
  • Case Development
  • Case Implementation

Mock Online Foundation and Practitioner Exam

As well as the full eLearning course, a mock online exam is available based on the latest exam papers.

Additional Resources

  • Better Business Vases: International Guide to Developing the Programme Business Case and the Project Case
  • Articles - Fresh Look on Business Case Management
  • How2guide - BBC Process Steps and Actions Handy Guide
  • Videos - Project & Programme Business Cases

Who is this course for?

This course is ideal for those responsible for developing and producing spending proposals or their assessment and approval, for example:

  • Accounting Officers – responsible for delivering public value
  • Senior Responsible Owners (SROs), Programme Directors and Project Managers responsible for successful delivery
  • Directors of Finance, procurement and planning
  • Members of approvals and management boards

Requirements

The course includes both of the Better Business Cases International Guides which is recommended to support your studies.

Foundation

None

Practitioner

Successful completion of the Better Business Cases course and qualification

Career path

Better Business Cases Certification is based on the 'Five Case Model' - the UK government's best practice approach to developing spending proposals & enabling effective business decisions.

After undertaking Better Business Cases, Aspire Europe can help to develop a career path most suitable to you; suggesting the next steps to take.

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