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Better Business Cases Foundation 

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SPOCE Project Management


£649 inc VAT
Or £54.08/mo. for 12 months...
Study method
Online, self-paced
6 months
No formal qualification
30 CPD hours / points

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BBC® Passport is an accredited product to support self-study computer-based e-learning for the Better Business Cases framework. BBC has been developed jointly by HM Treasury and the Welsh Gov’t and is based on the HM Treasury ‘Green Book Guidance on Public Sector Business Cases Using the Five Case Model’.

SPOCE's self-study products aim to provide you with a straightforward route to becoming a fully certificated BBC Team Member in your own time and at your own pace. SPOCE offers flexible training options for further study towards the accredited exams.


30 CPD hours / points
Accredited by The CPD Certification Service

Course media



  • 2 modules with 48 byte-size associated interactive and video presented lessons grouped into 7 sessions.
  • Notes to support each lesson and references to the BBC Course Manual
  • Online support, forums and progress reports
  • BBC Foundation exam simulation
  • Use of the Five Case Model and selection of the appropriate Case Model

Designed for

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

  • 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 - responsible for the forward planning and prioritization of spending proposals;
  • Members of approvals and management boards - with responsibility for scrutinizing or approving spending proposals;
  • Consultants responsible for supporting the public sector;
  • Supply Chain Members - responsible for delivering into the public sector.

Benefits of Passport

  • Provides flexibility for those wishing to study at a time, pace and place convenient to them
  • A flexible choice of different self-study options, including a blended-learning package combining self-study with a classroom-based revision day
  • A cost-effective solution for both individuals and organisations
  • Online learning gives you the freedom to access from any location.

Exam Information

Foundation: 40 minutes, closed book, 50 multiple-choice questions. Pass mark 50%

The purpose of the foundation certification is to confirm that you have sufficient knowledge and understanding of the guidance to be able to work effectively with, or as a member of, a team to develop a business case using the Five Case Model.

Who is this course for?

Public and private sector workers who are part of the project team


No perquisites are required to sit this course

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What does study method mean?

Study method describes the format in which the course will be delivered. At courses are delivered in a number of ways, including online courses, where the course content can be accessed online remotely, and classroom courses, where courses are delivered in person at a classroom venue.

What are CPD hours/points?

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. If you work in certain professions or for certain companies, your employer may require you to complete a number of CPD hours or points, per year. You can find a range of CPD courses on, many of which can be completed online.

What is a ‘regulated qualification’?

A regulated qualification is delivered by a learning institution which is regulated by a government body. In England, the government body which regulates courses is Ofqual. Ofqual regulated qualifications sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), which can help students understand how different qualifications in different fields compare to each other. The framework also helps students to understand what qualifications they need to progress towards a higher learning goal, such as a university degree or equivalent higher education award.

What is an ‘endorsed’ course?

An endorsed course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Endorsed courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification - however, the student can usually purchase a certificate showing the awarding body’s logo if they wish. Certain awarding bodies - such as Quality Licence Scheme and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.