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Courses

BCI Good Practice Guidelines (GPG, CBCI)

Certified 5 Days £1,850.00 (+VAT)

Course Overview/Dates

This course offers a solid description of the methods, techniques and approaches used by business continuity (BC) professionals worldwide, to develop, implement and maintain an effective Business Continuity Management (BCM) programme.

Exam Price

£400

What's included?

  • Course slides and notes
  • Lunch and refreshments
  • Certificate of attendance

Course Dates

Dates Number of days Location Price
Mon 25 Sep 2017
London, UK £1,480.00 Book Reserve
Course tutor: James Royds DMS, MBA, FBCI, FCMI
Mon 23 Oct 2017
Birmingham, UK £1,480.00 Book Reserve
Course tutor: James McAlister MA DipBCM DipEd FBCI FICPEM
Mon 20 Nov 2017
Belfast, UK £1,480.00 Book Reserve
Course tutor: Pauline Wilson MBCI
Mon 20 Nov 2017
London, UK £1,480.00 Book Reserve
Course tutor: James Royds DMS, MBA, FBCI, FCMI
Mon 15 Jan 2018
London, UK £1,850.00 Book Reserve
Course tutor: To be confirmed
Mon 19 Feb 2018
London, UK £1,850.00 Book Reserve
Course tutor: To be confirmed
Mon 26 Feb 2018
Glasgow, UK £1,850.00 Book Reserve
Course tutor: To be confirmed
Mon 26 Feb 2018
Dublin, Ireland £1,850.00 Book Reserve
Course tutor: To be confirmed
Mon 19 Mar 2018
London, UK £1,850.00 Book Reserve
Course tutor: To be confirmed
Mon 23 Apr 2018
London, UK £1,850.00 Book Reserve
Course tutor: To be confirmed
Mon 30 Apr 2018
Belfast, UK £1,850.00 Book Reserve
Course tutor: To be confirmed
Mon 14 May 2018
Manchester £1,850.00 Book Reserve
Course tutor: To be confirmed
Mon 21 May 2018
London, UK £1,850.00 Book Reserve
Course tutor: To be confirmed
Mon 18 Jun 2018
London, UK £1,850.00 Book Reserve
Course tutor: To be confirmed
Mon 18 Jun 2018
Brussels, Belgium £1,850.00 Book Reserve
Course tutor: To be confirmed
Mon 23 Jul 2018
London, UK £1,850.00 Book Reserve
Course tutor: To be confirmed
Mon 20 Aug 2018
London, UK £1,850.00 Book Reserve
Course tutor: To be confirmed
Mon 17 Sep 2018
Glasgow, UK £1,850.00 Book Reserve
Course tutor: To be confirmed
Mon 24 Sep 2018
London, UK £1,850.00 Book Reserve
Course tutor: To be confirmed
Mon 8 Oct 2018
Birmingham, UK £1,850.00 Book Reserve
Course tutor: To be confirmed
Mon 22 Oct 2018
London, UK £1,850.00 Book Reserve
Course tutor: To be confirmed
Mon 22 Oct 2018
Dublin, Ireland £1,850.00 Book Reserve
Course tutor: To be confirmed
Mon 26 Nov 2018
London, UK £1,850.00 Book Reserve
Course tutor: To be confirmed
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Details & Programme

Course Description

This course is based on the BCI Good Practice Guidelines (GPG) 2013, the independent body of knowledge for good business continuity (BC) practices.

The course is designed for those individuals seeking to complement practical experience in Business Continuity or a related field through some formal BC training based on the Good Practice Guidelines 2013. 

More specifically, it is aimed at those professionals wishing to achieve an internationally recognised qualification in Business Continuity through the Certificate of the BCI Examination (CBCI).

This can lead to becoming a member of the BCI, which provides internationally recognised status and demonstrates both professional and technical competency in BC.

Course Modules

There are six course modules based on the six Professional Practices (PPs) and associated stages BCM Lifecycle. These are split up into segments, management practices and technical practices.

  • Module 1 - Policy and Programme Management (PP1)
  • Module 2 - Embedding Business Continuity (PP2)
  • Module 3 - Analysis (PP3)
  • Module 4 - Design (PP4)
  • Module 5 - Implementation (PP5)
  • Module 6 - Validation (PP6)

At the end of Module 1, you will be able to:

  1. Describe the stages of the BCM Lifecycle
  2. Explain how to  develop a BC Policy
  3. Identify the requirements for determining the scope of the BCM programme
  4. Describe the approaches to defining governance of the BCM programme
  5. Summarise the process of implementing a BCM programme, and assigning roles and responsibilities
  6. Explain how project and programme management techniques can be used to implement the BCM programme and the importance of managing documentation
  7. Recognise the importance of managing outsourced activities and supply chain continuity

At the end of Module 2, you will be able to:

  1. Interpret organisational culture in the context of Embedding Business Continuity
  2. Assess the skills and competence requirements for Business Continuity
  3. Organise a training programme and awareness campaign as part of Embedding BC

At the end of Module 3, you will be able to:

  1. Describe the purpose and importance of the Business Impact Analysis (BIA)
  2. Explain the different types of BIA and the activities associated with each one
  3. Develop and carry out a BIA
  4. Identify the key methods and outcomes of evaluating threats

At the end of Module 4, you will be able to:

  1. List the options and describe the process of selecting continuity and recovery strategies and tactics
  2. Define the purpose and explain the process of designing threat mitigation measures
  3. Define the purpose and explain the process of designing the incident response structure

At the end of Module 5, the student will be able to:

  1. Describe the purpose and characteristics of the Business Continuity Plan (BCP)
  2. Develop and manage a Business Continuity Plan (BCP)
  3. Understand the key elements of Strategic plans and the importance of the Communications plan
  4. Explain the requirements of Tactical and Operational plan

At the end of Module 6, you will be able to:

  1. Explain the purpose and process of developing an Exercise Programme
  2. Identify different types of exercises and differentiate between them in terms of scale and complexity
  3. Develop, run and evaluate an exercise
  4. Assess the Maintenance activities required within the BCM programme
  5. Define the purpose and describe the methods of the Review of the BCM programme

Day 1

Module 1: Policy and Programme Management

Module 2: Embedding Business Continuity

StartFinishSubject Area
08300900Registration and refreshments 
09000915Welcome and overall aim and objectives of the course 
09151000The BCI/GPG introduction and aims and objectives. Understanding the stages of the BCM Lifecycle
10001045Module 1: Policy and Programme Management
How to develop a BC Policy and scope of the BCM programme
10451100Break
11001130Management systems approach to governance of the BCM programme
11301230Implementing and managing a BCM programme and how project and programme management techniques can be used.
12301330Lunch 
13301430Managing outsourced activities and supply chain continuity
14301515Module 2: Embedding Business Continuity Organisational culture
Skills and competence requirements
15151530Break
15301630Managing a training programme and awareness campaign
16301700Evaluation of the embedding activities 
17001730Overview, questions and answers

Please note timings are indicative as the exact timings for each day may change due to students interest and experience in certain subjects.

Day 2

Module 3: Analysis

Module 4: Design 

StartFinishSubject Area
08300900Course Assemble
09000915Welcome and overall aim and objectives of Day 2
09151045Module 3: Analysis
Business Impact Analysis (BIA) - theory and activity
10451100Break
11001230The different types of BIA and the activities associated with each one
12301330Lunch 
13301515The different types of BIA and the activities associated with each one (continued)
15301600Understanding the key steps and outcomes of evaluating threats
16301700Module 4: Design
The process of selecting continuity and recovery strategy and tactics
17001730Overview, questions and answers

Please note timings are indicative as the exact timings for each day may change due to students interest and experience in certain subjects.

Day 3

Module 4: Design (continued)

Module 5: Implementation

StartFinishSubject Area
08300900Course Assemble
09000915Welcome and overall aim and objectives of day 3
09151015Module 4: Design (continued)
The process of selecting continuity and recovery strategy and tactics
10151045Threat mitigation measures
10451100Break
11001130Threat mitigation measures (continued)
11301230The incident response structure
12301330Lunch 
13301415Module 5: Implementation
The Business Continuity Plan (BCP)
14151515Strategic plans and the importance of the communications plan
15151530Break
15301700Tactical and operational plans
17001730Overview, questions and answers

Please note timings are indicative as the exact timings for each day may change due to students interest and experience in certain subjects.

Day 4

Module 6: Validation

StartFinishSubject Area
08300900Course Assemble
09000915Welcome and overall aim and objectives of day 4
09151045Module 6: Validation
Developing an exercise programme
overview of different types of exercises
How to develop and run an exercise
10451100Break
11001230Understand how validation is achieved by maintenance of the BCM programme
Understand the purpose and methods of reviewing the BCM programme
12301330Lunch 
13301515Review of the BCM Lifecycle
15151530Break
15301700Practice exam questions
17001730Overview, questions, answers

Please note timings are indicative as the exact timings for each day may change due to students interest and experience in certain subjects.

Day 5

Certificate of the BCI Examination

Duration: 2 hours

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Course Benefits

  • Teaches you not just the ‘what’ to do, but also the ‘why’, ‘how’ and ‘when’ of good BC practice
  • Equips you with the knowledge and understanding you require to be able to practice BC
  • Provides an accepted benchmark against which the technical and professional competency of BC professionals can be effectively measured and examine
  • Provides practical insights to good BC practice and expertise by learning from some of the best BC professionals in the industry
  • Prepares you for the Certificate of the BCI (CBCI) examination
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Who Should Attend?

  • Business continuity and resilience professionals working in organisations of any type and size, in any industry or sector worldwide.
  • Individuals with a full time or part time role or responsibility that requires an understanding of business continuity.
  • Individuals who want to take the Certificate of the BCI (CBCI) examination.
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Exam

Is the cost of the exam included in the cost of the course?

Although the morning of the fifth day is allocated to taking the exam it is not included in the cost of the course, it is a further £400 - this includes a £50 arrangement fee.

Why take the exam?

Professional membership of the BCI provides internationally recognised status and this valued certification demonstrates your competence to carry out business continuity management (BCM) to a consistently high standard. If you pass the BCI Certificate you are entitled to use the post-nominal credential of CBCI and your name will be placed on a BCI register of those holding this credential. Those looking to achieve the professional membership grades within the BCI need to pass the exam, along with sufficient experience, to achieve AMBCI and need to pass the exam with merit to achieve MBCI.

What does the exam consist of?

The examination consists of 120 multiple choice questions which the candidate will have 2 hours to complete. The exam is based on the BCI Good Practice Guidelines. 20 of the 100 questions are designated 'pretest' questions which are randomly distributed throughout the exam. Pretest questions are not counted in scoring. They are, however, essential in building the BCI Certificate question bank and are on the exam to statistically assess their difficulty level and effectiveness at discriminating between candidates who meet the passing standard and those who do not. The information gathered in the pretest process determines whether the question will be included on a future exam. 

The questions are weighted and the examination is marked out of a total of 500. A score of 380 is required to pass, and a score of 425 is required to pass the exam with merit. 

When can I take the exam? 

On the Friday morning of any of BC Training’s  BCI Licensed Good Practice Guidelines courses.

BC Training encourages its delegates to book the exam at the same time as the Good Practice Guidelines CBCI course. We offer the opportunity for delegates to take the paper and pencil exam on the Friday morning of the course at the training venue. The exam will take place between 0900 and 1100 and we would ask delegates to arrive from 0830.

Online. The online exam can be booked at the same time as your training. You will be sent a link from the BCI allowing you to book your exam at your own convenience. A microphone and webcam will be required to take the examination online.

What language can I sit the exam in?

The online examination is only available in English. If you are sitting the exam at the end of the BCI Good Practice Guidelines Course, you can choose to sit the exam in English, French, Italian, Arabic, Spanish or German.

How do I register for the exam with BC Training?

To secure your BCI Certificate Examination you can book online through our website or contact the office to speak to a member of the BC Training team.

What happens after the examination?

You will receive your results via email directly from the BCI, 4-6 weeks after you have taken the examination. 

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Tutors

James Royds

James Royds

DMS, MBA, FBCI, FCMI

James McAlister

James McAlister

MA DipBCM DipEd FBCI FICPEM

Pauline Wilson

Pauline Wilson

MBCI

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In-house Options

Please contact the BC Training team on 01253 667570 or email info@b-c-training.co.uk, should you wish to discuss options for delivering this course in-house at your organisation.

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Locations

etc.venues

London

etc.venues
51-53 Hatton Garden
Farringdon
London
EC1N 8HN

+44 (0) 20 7242 4123

Jurys Inn Birmingham

Birmingham

Jurys Inn Birmingham
245 Broad Street
Birmingham
West Midlands
B1 2HQ

0121 606 9000

DoubleTree by Hilton Glasgow Central

Glasgow

DoubleTree by Hilton Glasgow Central
Cambridge Street
Glasgow, G2 3HN

+44 (0) 141 332 3311

Manchester

Manchester

Manchester

Jurys Inn, Belfast

Belfast

Jurys Inn, Belfast
Fisherwick Place
Great Victoria Street
Belfast BT1 6DY

02890 533500

Hilton Garden Inn, Dublin

Dublin

Hilton Garden Inn, Dublin
Hilton Garden Inn
Custom House
One Custom House Quay
Dublin
Ireland

+353-1-8541500

Park Inn by Radisson Brussels Midi

Brussels

Park Inn by Radisson Brussels Midi
Park Inn by Radisson Brussels Midi
Place Marcel Broodthaers, 3
1060 Brussels

+32 2 535 14 00

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Testimonials

“The course went really well. It was very well presented by James McAlister with lots of interesting stories to support the learning which means I have come away feeling like I learnt a lot in a week. ”

Jamie Stevens
Horizon Nuclear Power

Overall course rating: 10/10

2017

“I was very pleased with the course - both the content and the trainer were excellent”

Vivienne Nolan
Central Bank of Ireland

Overall course rating: 10/10

2017

“I thought that the course trainer [Werner] was fabulous and he has a clearly a wealth of information about BC management. The best thing about the 5 day course in Brussels was the trainer and the atmosphere that the participants generated themselves. ”

Anne Crasner
European Commission

Overall course rating: 9/10

2017

“I found the course hard work but very rewarding and James [McAlister] is a great teacher. ”

Simon Harris
Department for Transport

Overall course rating: 9/10

2017

“An in-depth course that was well delivered, informative, and relevant.”

Andy Jeffery
Canterbury City Council

Overall course rating: 10/10

2016

“A very informative course that I would recommend to anyone interested in learning more about Business Continuity”

Nicola Jagger
NHS

Overall course rating: 10/10

2016

“The course was very efficiently run and the tutor, James Royds, was extremely knowledgeable about the subject area. As well as being able to deliver the theoretical aspects of Business Continuity Management, he was able to deliver practical applications which will help us to review our own BC strategies.”

David Campbell-Lenaghan
Tonbridge & Malling Council

Overall course rating: 9/10

2016

“Concise, great grounding for BCP staff, both new and existing”

Andy Rogers
Home Office

Overall course rating: 10/10

2016

“Really good course with an engaging tutor [James Royds]”

Juliana Richardson
Kent Resilience Team

Overall course rating: 9/10

2016

“The tutor [James Royds] is very supportive and the reading is extensive even if you read prior to course like me. Good course and enjoyed it.”

Michelle Cheyne
Kent Fire and Rescue Service

Overall course rating: 9/10

2016

“I attended to gain a recognised qualification and a better understanding of the Good Practice Guidelines - very useful course thank you”

Della Fackrell
Swale Borough Council

Overall course rating: 9/10

2016

“The week was very well ran and Denis was a very knowledgeable and informative tutor. I would have no hesitation in attending another event or using other services from your company. ”

Linda Delaney
AXA Assistance Ireland

Overall course rating: 10/10

2016

“I enjoyed all of the modules. Good instructor [James McAlister] and very interesting class of people. ”

Gary Dugmore
Yorkshire Water

Overall course rating: 9/10

2015

“Well informed and knowledgeable presenter [Peter Barnes]. ”

Paul Whitehead
W R Berkley Syndicate

Overall course rating: 9/10

2015

“The proof of the value of the Business Continuity training was demonstrated within hours of the end of course when the new gained knowledge was being practiced in their normal day’s work.”

Donald McDonald,
Aramco Overseas Company

Overall course rating: 10/10

2015

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