Better Business CasesTM

Practitioner Course

This course is structured around the UK Five Cases Model, which provides a disciplined, step by step approach to the development of a robust investment proposal. This Seminar advances participants to a Practitioner understanding of how to apply BBC guidance in practice

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 Business Cases practitioner

The Practioner Course will:

Ensure that the student achieves sufficient understanding of the theory and application of the Five Cases Model to allow them to effectively develop and produce a business case

Enable students to apply and understand how to tailor the Five Case Model effectively to the development of a business case within an organization environment supporting the approach

Help students understand the development lifecycle of a business case and the relationships between the five cases

Help students apply the steps in the business case development framework, in order to support the production of a business case, using the Five Cases Model, for a given scenario

Who Should Enroll?

This course is aimed at anyone overseeing, a project or investment to understand the work that is necessary to prove a case for investment

Senior Responsible Officers (SROs), Senior Managers and Executives, Investment Portfolio Managers, Investment Advisers, Business Consultants

Programme Directors and Project Managers, with responsibility for the successful delivery of programmes and projects

Directors of Finance, Procurement and Planning, with responsibility for the forward planning of operational aspects of a proposal

Members of the Management Board (Chairman, non-executives, the CEO and other directors), with strategic responsibility for approving proposals throughout their life span.

Anyone wishing to round out their resume with a formal internationally recognised business case certification.


Candidates for the Practitioner exam must have previously passed the Foundation exam.


Course Content

The Practitioner Seminar helps you to integrate the concepts presented in the Foundation course. Delegates will work through a range of exercises and case studies in order to broaden and deepen their understanding of Better Business Cases guidance, and to prepare for the Practitioner exam

Course Outline

Information Sessions:
  1. About the course
  2. About the exams
  3. Contact and Support
  4. Tour of the eLearning interface
Course Modules:
  1. Practitioner Seminar

Exam preparation:

  1. How to prepare for the Practitioner Exam
  2. How to use the sample Practitioner Exams

Professional Development

Successful completion of this course may entitle you to credits in various professional development programmes:

Certification Exam

The Practitioner Exam is a 2½ hour objective testing exam. You will be able to access the ‘Delivering Public Value From Spending Proposals’ guide during the exam, but will have access to no other material. There will be 4 questions and 80 question items, each worth 1 mark for a total of 80 marks. You must get at least 40 of the 80 question items correct to pass. The questions will be presented in the following styles:

  • Classical multiple choice
  • Yes/No
  • Multiple response
  • Matching
  • Sequencing
  • Assertion/Reason

The examination is conducted by APMG, subject to their terms and conditions.

EZY Skills will book your examinations with APMG who will then contact you by email and ask you to register in their candidate system. They will also let you know how to schedule the date and time you wish to take your examination.

Your course fee allows for a “one time” sitting at the examination. Please be aware that if you schedule an examination with APMG but do not take that examination as scheduled, APMG will charge you an additional fee for the examination. You will not be able to reschedule a missed examination until this additional fee has been paid.

Reference manuals

Each Practitioner course makes frequent references to sections in the relevant reference manual. In addition, a Practitioner exam candidate is permitted to access the reference manual during the exam; in fact, the examiner expects that the candidate does have access. So EzySkills strongly recommends that the candidate print out the supplied  reference manual to use during the exam.

The Change Managers Handbook

The official reference manual that is supplied as part of this course may be used during the practitioner exam. The official manual may be annotated and tabulated but no sticky notes and loose leaf papers containing additional notes will be allowed to be accessed in the Practitioner examination.


A certification course does not cover all of the content in the corresponding reference manual. Delegates would find that having access to a copy of the reference manual in the workplace after the course would be an invaluable resource. Most people find that the level of knowledge required to pass a certification exam is somewhat lower than required to actually apply the material just learned in the workplace. Even people with a great deal of experience using the material find that there are occasions when access to the reference manual is necessary.

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