Foundation Training Course

The Better Business Cases™ methodology is written by the UK Government Treasury in conjunction with the Welsh Government, is well tried and tested and in their words has lead to “quicker and cheaper business decisions”.

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Given the Business Case is the most important part of a Project, identifying if the project is worth starting, and when reviewed it can influence as to whether the project continues or indeed is stopped, then you would expect it to have a real importance.

Many projects run with an optimistic Business Case, often poorly written, and organisations are spending money that may well not give them the return they expected.

In our post-recession world, where the focus is increasingly on showing value for money, the Better Business Cases™ methodology is a great way to ensure everyone involved in the Project has an understanding of proven tools and techniques to make a stronger and more successful Business Case.


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Exam type
50 multiple choice questions / 40 Minutes

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You can study this course and take the exam entirely online wherever in the world you are based.


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We offer an open course schedule in locations around the UK.
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If you have more than 5 people looking to attend the course then it may be more cost effective for us to come to you.

Better Business Cases™ Course Syllabus

This Better Business Cases 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:

Establishing a clear need for intervention – a case for change
Setting clear objectives – what you want to achieve from the investment
Considering a wide range of potential solutions – ensuring an optimal balance of benefits, cost and risk
Putting the arrangements in place to successfully deliver the proposal.

Will Better Business Cases™ be right for you?

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.

Better Business Cases™ Foundation Exam Format

Multiple choice format
50 questions per paper
25 marks or more required to pass (out of 50 available) – 50%
40 minutes duration

Why study this course with Training Bytesize?

We’ve been in the Project Management training space for over 20 years and we strive for the highest quality learning experience teamed with outstanding customer service.

You have choice when it comes to choosing who you study with and we would be honoured if you chose us. From the moment you pick up the phone or submit a web enquiry you will be in the trusted hands of one of our qualified training advisors who have done most of the courses themselves!

As a family business we care about your custom and we build our business on partnerships and shared outcomes – An enjoyable learning journey coupled with the desire for you to pass your exam first time.

We train across multiple industry sectors from Nuclear, Transport, Utilities, Education, Public Sector, Private Sector, Aerospace, Corporate, Construction, Finance and many others so we understand your language.

Benefits For Your Organisation

Reduce unnecessary spend and optimize public value.
Reduce consultancy costs.
Faster throughput and a clear, proportionate approval process.
Improve quality of decision making.

For You

An improved understanding of the Better Business Case process, relevant to both those responsible for producing business cases and those who approve them.
Understanding of an established and proven methodology which can be applied at both strategic (macro) and tactical (micro) levels.
Core business competency for any manager or director.

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