Course Overview

This BCI Designing and Delivering Effective Exercises course aims to provide an understanding of how to design, facilitate and report on exercises for crisis, emergency and business continuity management programmes.

If you are interested in arranging this course for your workplace call:
UK 01253 542650
Rest of world +441253542650

What's included?

  • Course slides and notes
  • Lunch and refreshments
  • Certificate of attendance
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Details & Programme

This two day BCI Designing and Delivering Effective Exercises course comes complete with course slides and a workbook that contains exercises to be completed throughout the course and other complimentary resources. The course is based on the Good Practice Guidelines 2018 and reflects current International Standards in business continuity.

Course Modules

  • Module 1 - The Value of Exercise Programmes

    This module explores the value that conducting exercises as part of a programme brings in terms of enhancing capability over time, defines what is meant by 'test' and 'exercise' and explores design team resource.
  • Module 2 - Exercise Design

    This module looks at the importance of being clear about the purpose for each exercise, the format to be employed and the risks posed.
  • Module 3 - Exercise Scenario

    This module explores how to develop a realistic scenario or story that will enable the aim and objectives to be evaluated through the format mix that has been selected.
  • Module 4 - Exercise Preparation

    This module considers the roles, documentation, resources and communications required to deliver exercises.
  • Module 5 - Exercise Delivery and Reporting

    This module explores delivering the exercise and the requirements for evaluating exercises and reporting the results.

Day 1

Start FinishSubjectDetails
09151030Module 1 - The Value of Exercise Programmes
10451230Module 1 continued
13301500Module 2 - Exercise Design
15151645Module 2 continued
16451715Review of Day 1

Day 2

09000915Review of Day 1
09151000Module 3 - Exercise Scenario
10001100Module 4 - Exercise Preparation
11151245Module 4 continued
13451500Module 5 - Exercise Delivery and Reporting
15151645Module 5 continued
16451715Course Review
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Course Benefits

By the end of the BCI Designing and Delivering Effective Exercises course, delegates will be able to:

  • Appreciate the rationale for validating plans and the value this brings
  • Apply good practice to exercise programmes
  • Select appropriate exercise aims, objectives and formats
  • Explore the development of realistic scenarios to engage participants and achieve the aim
  • Understand how to resource and co-ordinate delivery
  • Carry out post exercise evaluations and report lessons
  • Leave with an exercise concept that can be delivered within the organisation

Delegates will receive 16 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points from the BCI on successful completion of the course. Further information can be found on the BCI's website here.

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Who Should Attend?

  • Business continuity and resilience professionals who are responsible for developing and delivering exercises. This course is also suitable for those professionals in related disciplines who need to learn how to effectively exercise plans.
  • It is recommended that delegates have a minimum of a CBCI or equivalent credential with experience of working in a continuity and resilience related role.
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In-house Options

If you would like this BCI Designing and Delivering Effective Exercises training course delivered privately for your organisation, please contact the BC Training team on 01253 542650 or email

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“I found the trainer [James Royds] excellent and could answer all my questions asked. James went out of his way and provided all participants with useful handouts and documentation. Really appreciate it and a big thank you to James.”

Mercy Amarteifio

Overall course rating: 9/10


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