Our virtual courses give you all the benefits and interactivity of classroom learning, but from the comfort of your own home.
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:
The purpose of the Foundation qualification is to confirm that a candidate has 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.
What is virtual classroom training?
ILX’s virtual instructor-led training combines the personal teaching experience of a classroom, with the ease and flexibility of a virtual environment. Our virtual courses are interactive and engaging, allowing participants to communicate with both the instructor and each other in a collaborative manner.
This is an intensive two-day course that prepares you for the Better Business Cases Foundation examination. The training is conducted via a virtual training environment. You need to ensure that you can satisfy the technical requirements that can be found on our website here.
There are no pre-requisites for the Foundation course.However, the Foundation qualification is a pre-requisite for the Practitioner course and qualification.
By the end of this Foundation course you should understand the structure and key terminology of the model, specifically:
This is an intensive two-day virtual course that includes:
For last-minute bookings (10 working days or less before start date), you will be issued with digital materials – this will include all accompanying course materials (usually a workbook) and a manual, if this is included as part of your purchase.
The course materials will be provided in a PDF format and available for download via our virtual platform on the first day of the course. You will need to download and save the materials to your device, so that you can annotate them during the training course.
This qualification is aimed at anyone involved with, or overseeing, a project – to understand the work that is necessary to prove a case for investment within the public sector. This includes:
There is some mandatory pre-course reading that must be undertaken prior to attending this course. It will be issued with your joining instructions approximately two weeks prior to course commencement. Please ensure you allow time to complete this in full prior to your attendance , it is expected that it will take approximately four hours to complete. In addition, whilst attending your course there will also be some examination preparation evening work.
HOW YOU TAKE YOUR EXAM
The exam is taken online via remote proctor. Two weeks prior to course commencement ILX will arrange for an exam voucher to be issued. You then have a choice you can either:
Book a suitable time after your virtual classroom event has finished to undertake your exam
We currently allocate exam time within the virtual classroom event. So that you can book directly, we will advise you of recommended exam timings as part of the candidate guidance — this is issued three weeks prior to course commencement
Note: You are responsible for booking your own exam.
The format of the Foundation exam is as follows: