Better Business Cases™ Practitioner

Helping you to develop a systematic and objective approach to creating business cases, leading to informed decisions and value for money

About the programme

If you develop or review business cases, HM Treasury is recommending that you are accredited on the Better Business Cases™ programme which has been jointly developed by HM Treasury and the Welsh Government.

The purpose of the Practitioner course is to confirm that you have achieved sufficient understanding of the theory and application of the Five Case Model to allow you to effectively develop and produce a business case. You must have passed the Foundation exam before commencing the Practitioner course.

Who is the course aimed at?

This qualification is aimed at anyone involved with, or overseeing, a project to understand the work that is necessary to prove a case for investment within the public sector. This includes:

  • senior responsible owners, programme directors and other directors with responsibility for the successful delivery of programmes and projects
  • project managers, project team members and specialist advisors tasked with delivering a business case for investment
  • officers involved in the scrutiny and review of investment proposals.

What will I learn?

You will learn to apply and understand how to tailor the Five Case Model effectively to the development of a business case, building upon the learning and skills developed during the Foundation programme. Specifically you will be able to:

  • understand the development lifecycle of a business case and the relationships between the five cases
  • apply the steps in the business case development framework, in order to support the production of a business case, using the Five Case Model, for a given scenario.

Duration and mode of delivery

Two days of face-to-face training culminating in the Practitioner exam.

The practitioner exam is 2 ½ hours duration with 4 questions (20 marks each) per paper. Candidates are required to obtain 40 marks (out of 80) to pass. 

When and where?

This accredited programme is offered both in-house and at locations across the UK.

For more information about running it at your location, please contact the training team on 020 7543 5600 or by email to

For date and location details of Better Business Cases training, please search our accredited training calendar.

If no dates are currently scheduled, please contact to discuss future dates or having the course delivered in-house.


£795 +VAT per delegate (open course only)

Better Business Cases is a trade mark of Her Majesty’s Treasury’ 


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