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Better Business Cases™

eLearning: £1,020 inc. VAT

Access: eLearning and Online exam for 12 months at Foundation & Practitioner level

Includes: Official eBook (Manual)

Duration: Approx. 20 hours

Pre-Requisites: Previous experience of a Project/Programme Management environment

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In-House: £POA

Our In-House service offers the chance to have our course content delivered to you by one of our accredited and certified trainers either in your workplace or via a virtual event, over the duration of five days. For any further information, click the "More Information" button below or alternatively fill in the contact form at the bottom of the page.

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Course Description:

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.

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.

Exam Information

Better Business Cases Foundation exam:

  • Multiple Choice
  • 50 questions
  • 25 marks or more required to pass (out of 50 available) - 50%
  • 40 minutes duration
  • Closed book

Better Business Cases Practitioner exam:

  • Objective testing
  • 4 questions per paper, with 20 marks available per question
  • 40 marks or more required to pass (out of 80 available) - 50%
  • 2.5 hours duration
  • Open book exam (International Guide to developing the Project Business Case and International Guide to developing the Programme Business Case only)

Throughout the course, interwoven within the delivery of the theory and the practical examples of good practice, there is ongoing support and preparation for the Foundation & Practitioner examination. We also provide sample papers and mock questions to help you practice.

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


Module 1 - Overview of Better Business Cases

This section covers:

  • Understanding the context of the Better Business Cases qualification scheme
  • Better Business Case Overview, including:
  • Project success v failure
  • Answering the question: when should the Business Case be developed?
  • Using the Five Case Model for the Project Business Case
  • Key Steps in Developing the Programme Business Case
  • And many more!

Module 2 - Making the Case for Change

This section covers: 

  • Determining the Strategic Context
  • Business Case and Assurance
  • Actions required to make the Case for Change

Module 3 - The Strategic Case

This section covers:

  • Determining the Strategic Context
  • Managing the Case for Change
  • For Each Spending Objective
  • Workshop Stage One - Case for Change

Module 4 - The Economic Case

This section covers:

  • The Purpose of an Economic Case
  • Exploring the Preferred Way Forward
  • Actions required when 'Exploring the Preffered Way Forward' such as determine long list and SWOT analysis 
  • Determining Potential Value for Money
  • Actions required when 'determining potential value for money' such as undertaking benefits upraisals

Module 5 - The Commercial Case

This section covers:

  • The Purpose of the Commercial Case
  • Preparing for the Potential Deal
  • Required actions to commplete the Commercial Case, such as determining the procurement strategy

Module 6 - The Financial Case

This section covers:

  • Ascerting Affordability and Funding Requirement
  • Financial modelling
  • Solutions for when the preffered way is unaffordable

Module 7 - The Management Case

This section covers:

  • Purpose of the Management Case
  • Planning for Successful Delivery
  • Required actions such as plan benefits realization

Module 8 - The Final Steps

This section covers:

  • Procuring the Value for Money Solution
  • Contracting for the Deal
  • Ensuring Successful Delivery
  • Completion of the FBC
  • Review the Business Case Develoopment Process

For any further enquires for this course, fill in the contact form below and we will get back to you as soon as possbile!

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