Taught by our passionate and highly-experienced trainers, our virtual courses allow you to experience an ILX classroom environment, where you can ask questions and interact with others on the course, but without having to leave your house.
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. The purpose of the Practitioner qualification is to confirm whether you have achieved sufficient understanding of the theory and application of the Five Case Model to allow them to effectively develop and produce a business case. A successful Practitioner candidate should be able to start applying the model to a real project.
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 five-day course that prepares you for the Better Business Cases Foundation and Practitioner 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.
You must have passed the Foundation qualification in order to sit the Practitioner examination.
By the end of the Foundation course you should understand the structure and key terminology of the model, specifically:-
By the end of the Practitioner course you should be able to apply and understand how to tailor the Five Case Model effectively to the development of a business case within an organization environment supporting the approach, specifically:
This is an intensive five-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.
Your digital course manual will be sent as a PDF/eBook via email from APMG (ATOBookorders@apmgroup.co.uk), and will only be compatible with Adobe Digital Editions. Therefore you will need to have this installed on your device.
If you would like to receive a physical copy of the manual, please get in touch with a member of our team, and they will talk you through your options.
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:
You must have passed the Foundation qualification in order to sit the Practitioner examination.The format of the Practitioner exam is as follows:
|Date||Location||Time||Duration||Price (Excl. Tax)|
|Monday, 17 May, 2021||Virtual Classroom-UK Time||09:00||5 Days||
|Monday, 26 July, 2021||Virtual Classroom-UK Time||09:00||5 Days||
|Monday, 25 October, 2021||Virtual Classroom-UK Time||09:00||5 Days||