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Better Business Cases Foundation 2020


Event summary

This course provides you with foundation-stage accreditation on the HM Treasury Green Book Guidance on Public Sector Business Cases Using the Five Case Model. It is also a pre-requisite for the practitioner qualification. The advertised cost includes the examination fee.

This programme will be delivered remotely using virtual classrooms.

A 10% discount is available to all CIPFA members. If this applies to you, please contact customer services to book

T: 020 7543 5600



12 Nov 2020 09:30
13 Nov 2020 16:30


Virtual Classrooms

Standard price

£880.00 excl VAT

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About this event

If you work on developing or reviewing 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.

For this course, the classroom learning is delivered online via virtual classrooms. You will be provided a link to join each workshop online. Our trainer will be there to greet you and the other delegates, and we aim to deliver just as we would if everyone was together in a physical training room. For best results we recommend the use of webcams.

Your trainers will be available throughout the programme to provide support, you will have access to recordings of all module presentations and we will arrange online group 'clinic' sessions during the course.

Benefits of the course

The foundation course will give you:

  • increased knowledge of the process for developing an effective business case that has public value at its core
  • the ability to better scope and plan investment decisions
  • the skills to develop a robust framework for transparent decision-making and quality spending proposals
  • a recognised qualification to relevant standards.

Learning outcomes

Through reference to the Five Case Model, HM Treasury’s Green Book and a range of exercises and case studies, you will understand how to address the following key questions:

  • Is there a compelling case for change?
  • Does the preferred investment option optimise value for money?
  • Is the proposed deal commercially viable?
  • Is the spending proposal affordable?
  • How can the proposal be delivered successfully?

These learning outcomes will lead to better informed decisions and value for money through a:

  • structured way of thinking
  • step-by-step approach
  • way of working together
  • way to bring convergence, coherence and cohesion.

Who should attend?

Decision-makers, managers, business case developers and project managers and teams.


  • Commissioning
  • / Efficiency
  • / Financial management
  • / Transformation
  • / Value for money