Course 1

BC Fundamentals 2-day course - Prospectus - This course has been developed around the international standard for Business Continuity Management (BCM) ISO22301, the Technical Specification for Business Impact Analysis ISO/TS22317, BCI GPG 2013 v3 and Chapter 6 of the Cabinet Office Emergency Preparedness Manual. 

It will provide delegates with an excellent practical grounding in BCM, giving them an understanding of, and sufficient knowledge to begin developing plans for their company or service.

Who should attend?(Maximum of 16 delegates) - This course will be of benefit to the following staff groups: 

  • Those new to BCM and are taking over responsibility for an existing BC plan
  • Those managers responsible for implementing BCM within the organisation
  • Those team members who have been selected to develop the BC plan
  • Those who need to update or refresh their BCM knowledge
  • Those who are involved in Emergency Planning - EP and BC whilst different, are intrinsically linked.
  • Those who intend to go on to certificated training in BCM

Course Materials

Included in the cost of the course is the provision of two books per delegate, a  2gb USB flash drive, that will contain: A BIA Template and practical guide, BC Plan template, ISO22301 audit spreadsheet, a "check your plan" spreadsheet and the Cabinet Office exercise planners guide. ( books subject to availability). Please see details below. 

The first book is "Business Continuity for Dummies" which was produced in collaboration with the Cabinet Office and explains BCM in simple terms.

The second is "Practical Business Continuity Management" by Andy Osborne which is full of useful tips to help develop practical real world BC plans.

The books can be used by delegates as a source of reference when they return to the workplace and begin to develop a business continuity plans within their organisation.

Learning Outcomes.

The course is made up of presentations, group exercises and case studies, with practical emphasis on giving delegates the ability to make a start with BCM on returning to their workplace. Each element of the BC lifecycle contained within the ISO will be covered with the following learning outcomes.


  • Identify the elements of the BC lifecycle
  • List guidance and standards for BC
  • Explain the benefits of developing a BC plan.

Operation planning and control.

  • Explain how to develop a BC policy
  • Explain the methods used to determine scope of BC
  • Describe an approach to managing outside suppliers

Business Impact Analysis (BIA)

  • Describe the purpose and importance of Business Impact Analysis (BIA)
  • Develop and carry out a basic BIA
  • Have an awareness of threat evaluation


  • Develop a BC recovery strategy

Establish and Implement Procedures

  • Explain what an incident response structure is.
  • How to detect and respond to incidents
  • How to develop BC plans?

Exercising and Testing

  • List the different methods by which a BC plan can be validated, and the reasons for doing so.
  • Write an exercise scenario for your own department

Embedding and awareness

  • Explain the methods by which BC can be embedded into the organisations culture.
  • Describe the complete BC lifecycle or where to find it.
  • Know where to direct “raising awareness activities”.

Costs are fixed until April 2018. 

Public Sector. By using your own training venue, I can provide this course for up to 16 delegates, for a total cost of £1,920.00 plus accommodation and travel expenses .