Course Overview

This course is an introduction to the world of Business Continuity (BC). It is designed as a first step for newcomers to the subject of BC and for those for whom BC may be a part of their role or responsibilities who need to have a good understanding of the subject.

This BCI training course is delivered as a two day, live online training course by an approved BCI tutor. Scheduled breaks will be provided within each session. During the course, delegates will be able to use their microphones to take part in discussions and ask the tutor any questions, there is also the option to use a webcam too. Interactivity features used during the training may include the use of breakout sessions for group work, polls and quizzes. The course is delivered via GoToTraining.

All live online BCI course bookings include a non-printable electronic copy of the Good Practice Guidelines (GPG) 2018, specifically created for live online training. A hard copy version of the GPG 2018 can be purchased via our shop.

Timings are indicative and exact timings may vary due to student experience and their interest in certain topics. The course may finish earlier if all topics have been covered.

If you are interested in arranging this course for your workplace call:
UK 01253 542650
Rest of world +44 1253 542650
info@b-c-training.co.uk

What's included?

  • Electronic course slides
  • Non-printable electronic Good Practice Guidelines 2018
  • Certificate of attendance
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Details & Programme

This course is a basic introduction to the world of Business Continuity (BC). It is designed as a first step for newcomers to the subject of BC and for those whom BC may be part of their role or responsibilities who need to have a good understanding of the subject.

It provides the new practitioner with the basic knowledge and understanding of the building blocks required for developing or maintaining a robust Business Continuity Management programme and gives those individuals with a BC related role or responsibility a comprehensive overview of the discipline.

This course covers all six elements of the BCM Lifecycle and is based on global good practice as described in the Business Continuity Institute’s Good Practice Guidelines and the international standard for Business Continuity ISO 22301. It is not preparation for the Certification of the BCI Examination.

Modules

  • What is Business Continuity
  • The benefits of business continuity - This session aims to provide delegates with an understanding of how business continuity adds value to organisations
  • PP1: Policy & Programme Management - This session aims to provide delegates with the knowledge to develop a business continuity policy
  • PP2: Embedding Business Continuity Management
  • PP3: Analysis - This session aims to provide delegates with the knowledge and skills to conduct their own business impact analysis
  • PP4: Design - This session aims to provide delegates with the knowledge and skills to develop recovery strategies and tactics
  • PP5: Implementation - This session aims to provide delegates with the knowledge to develop effective business continuity plans
  • PP6: Validation - This session aims to provide delegates with the knowledge and skills to validate and improve their plans through exercise, maintenance and review

Essential Reading

Delegates will require a copy of the Good Practice Guidelines 2018 for this course. Pre-reading prior to attending the course is advisable.

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Course Benefits

By the end of the sessions you will be able to:

  • Understand what business continuity is and how it adds value to organisations
  • Understand how to develop a business continuity policy and programme
  • Understand how to conduct your own business impact analysis
  • Understand how to develop recovery strategies and tactics
  • Understand how to develop effective business continuity plans
  • Understand how to validate and improve your plans through exercise, maintenance and review
  • Understand how to embed business continuity awareness within your organisation

Completing this course will contribute towards your Continuing Professional Development (CPD). Further information can be found on the BCI's website here.

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Who Should Attend?

  • Business continuity and resilience newcomers looking for a solid foundation to their learning in the subject of business continuity.
  • Individuals with a full time or part time role or responsibility that requires an understanding of business continuity.
  • Individuals not yet ready to take the Certificate of the BCI (CBCI) examination.
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In-house Options

If you would like this training delivered for your organisation only, please contact the BC Training team on 01253 542650 or email info@b-c-training.co.uk.

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Testimonials

“I find it slightly amazing how well structured the session was & how Gillian [Logie] managed to get everything covered in time. There was an appropriate mix of lecture, discussion and group activity. I will be recommending the course to my colleagues.”

Wendy Marley
NHS North of England

Overall course rating: 10/10

2021

“Gillian [Logie] was great and other delegates were very engaging which made the whole training package enjoyable and informative. The use of Kahoot was a fun way to quiz knowledge and engage as a group with some friendly rivalry!”

Ashley Field
Surrey County Council

Overall course rating: 10/10

2021

“The way that James [McAlister] managed to deliver such a volume of information in a short time via remote training was superb.”

David Wilson
Schoeller Allibert

Overall course rating: 9/10

2020

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