Better Business Cases Foundation E-Learning


Event summary

CIPFA is an accredited trainer in ‘Better Business Cases’, a Treasury initiative to up-skill those involved in preparing or reviewing business cases. We have been delivering training on both an open and on-site basis since its initiation in 2013. We are now delighted that we can provide our best practice guidance and the Foundation exam through eLearning.

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£395.00 excl VAT

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About this event

At the heart of Better Business Cases™ is the ‘Five Case Model’ which is designed to provide a framework for better informed decisions, improved value for money and enhanced outcomes. This framework provides a systematic and objective approach to all stages of the business case process that sits alongside, and complements, HM Treasury’s Green Book guidance.

This qualification has no prior entry requirements and 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.

CIPFA’s eLearning provides recognised accreditation in ‘Better Business Cases™ to Foundation Level, as well as providing work-based skills that can be translated directly to the workplace. Review the demonstration video on our CIPFA YouTube channel for an overview of the quality of the graphics, engaging material and interactive content.

Our e-learning provides you with:

  • The flexibility to learn and progress anywhere at your own pace and at a time of your choosing
  • Comprehensive guidance on developing a business case using the ‘Five Case Model’ and HM-Treasury’s Green Book
  • Additional tips and  advice on good practice and pitfalls to avoid
  • Mock Foundation exam questions with detailed feedback and the facility to link directly from topic specific questions referenced to the learning materials where you require more revision, plus worked examples and case studies to support your learning and application of that learning at the workplace
  • The ability to take the exam on-line at a time that suits you at home or in the office
  • A cost-effective alternative to face-to-face learning
  • CIPFA’s expertise based upon many years’ experience of delivering best practice in business case preparation and development.

The course is delivered entirely online so you will need access to the Internet to study the programme. Our virtual learning environment supports all of the latest web standards in adaptive rendering across multiple browsers and platforms. However, we recommend Internet Explorer 8 and above. Some of the course materials can be downloaded onto your PC or device. This requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.

This training is aimed at providing an alternative to our 2-day (including the exam) face-to-face training course. We anticipate that the interactive eLearning sessions will take approximately 3-4 hours to complete but at a time and location of your choice. A further time commitment is required to read through the associated guidance, reference and other learning resources and materials and undertake the case studies and worked examples – all contained within our virtual learning environment. As such we recommend that you set aside a total of 1.5 days to comprehensively study all the materials that are provided.

The Foundation exam is a multiple choice, closed book exam lasting 40 minutes. There are 50 questions and 25 marks (50%) or more are required to pass.

The cost of undertaking our BBC e-learning includes access to all materials, learning resources and mock exam within the CIPFA virtual learning environment. The cost also includes the formal on-line exam. Upon purchase, you will receive access to our virtual learning environment for a period of one year. 

After clicking on the Book now icon and adding your contact details we will email you with a username and password to access the eLearning resources.

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