BCS Practitioner Certificate in Business Continuity Management — A 5 day course

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This course covers the BCS Professional Certifications Practitioner Certificate in Business Continuity Management. The course closely follows the approaches recommended in the BS ISO 22301:

The course, which has been accredited by the IISP, will enable delegates to confidently sit the BCS Professional Certifications Practitioner Certificate in Business Continuity Management examination.

This is a Practitioner course and leans heavily on discussions and workshop exercises designed to reinforce the concepts being taught and to build the delegates confidence in implementing business continuity management. The course is also designed to encourage debate and the sharing of knowledge and experience between delegates.


By the end of this course, delegates will have a detailed understanding of all the key components of business continuity management and be able to return to their organisation and make a significant contribution to the business continuity management process.

This PCBCM qualification represents a major benchmark in measuring the skills of business continuity professionals. It addresses business continuity management from an independent perspective and provides delegates with the opportunity to carry out high level business impact analyses, risk assessments, as well as preparing business continuity plans, a schedule of tests and a high level business continuity awareness campaign.

Delegates will benefit from the practical and extensive experiences of trainers who are practising business continuity management and ISO 22301/BS 25999 specialists.

The PCBCM course has also been approved by the Institute of Information Security Professionals (IISP). The meaning of IISP accreditation is that the Institute has assessed the course materials and methodologies and determined that it meets its stated objectives.

On completion of this course delegates will be able to demonstrate their competence in, and their ability to:


Introduction to business continuity management

Business continuity programme management

Context of the organisation

Selecting business continuity options

Establishing and implementing procedures

Exercising and testing

Performance evaluation and improvement

Publicly scheduled dates, locations, and prices

A schedule of dates for this subject is not currently available. Please call 0333 210 0140 or use our contact form to enquire about places and availability.

Suitable For

The course will primarily benefit those already involved in the areas of business continuity management including business managers responsible for operational functions.


Candidates should ideally have 1 -2 years experience in business continuity management.


After taking the course delegates will be able to sit a formal 3 hour examination set by BCS Professional Certifications. The course fee includes the BCS Examination.

The examination will comprise:

Section 1:

Section 2:

Students will need to obtain a pass mark of at least 65% in Section 1 and an overall pass mark of 65% or more to pass the examination.