Business Continuity Management Training Course

Course Code



35 hours (usually 5 days including breaks)


Candidates should ideally have 1-2 years experience in business continuity management. An awareness of ISO 22301:2012 the business continuity Standard would be beneficial. The course will primarily benefit those already involved in the areas of business continuity management including business mangers responsible for operational functions.



This is a 'Practitioner' course and leans heavily on practical 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 students.
Delegates will benefit from the practical and extensive experiences of ours trainers who are practicing business continuity management and ISO 22301:2012 specialists.

Delegates will learn how to:

  • Explain the need for business continuity management (BCM) in all organisations
  • Define the business continuity lifecycle
  • Conducting business continuity programme management
  • Understand their organisation sufficiently to identify mission-critical impact areas
  • Determine their organisation's business continuity strategy
  • Establish a business continuity response
  • Exercise, maintain and review plans
  • Embed business continuity in an organisation
  • Define terms and definitions appropriate to business continuity

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

Course Outline

1. Introduction to Business Continuity Management

This section of the module provides a basic introduction to the discipline of business continuity management, describes how it should fit in with the overall strategy of a business, provides a brief overview of risk management.

1.1 The need for Business Continuity Management
1.2 The context of Business Continuity Management in the business
1.3 Leadership and senior management commitment to Business Continuity
1.4 Review of Risk Management Fundamentals
1.5 The Business Continuity Institute’s Lifecycle

2. BC Policy and Programme Management

This section of the module describes both the initial stages and the requirements for the ongoing management of the business continuity management programme.

2.1 Initial activities
2.2 Implementing the BC Programme
2.3 Supply Chain Continuity
2.4 Documentation

3. Understanding the Organisation (Analysis) – 10 hours

This section of the module describes how the business continuity manager sets about understanding the organisation and initiates the overall business continuity management programme.

3.1 Identification of Business–Critical Areas
3.2 Terminology
3.3 Business Impact Analysis
3.4 Continuity Requirements Analysis
3.5 Threat and Vulnerability Assessments
3.6 Horizon Scanning
3.7 Risk Assessment
3.8 Evaluation of Options
3.9 Business Cases and Programme Sign-Off

4. Determining the Business Continuity strategy (Design)

This section of the module describes how the organisation develops an overall business continuity strategy.

4.1 Strategic Options
4.2 People
4.3 Premises
4.4 Processes and Procedures
4.5 Technology
4.6 Information
4.7 Supply Chain
4.8 Stakeholders
4.9 Civil Emergencies

5. Business Continuity Response (Implementation) – 6 hours

This section of the module describes how the organisation develops and implements the Business Continuity response.

5.1 Overall Incident Response Structure
5.2 Types of Plan
5.3 Incident Management Plans
5.4 Business Continuity Plans
5.5 Disaster Recovery Plans
5.6 Business Resumption Plans

6. Exercising, maintenance and review (Validation) – 4 hours

This section of the module describes the overall Business Continuity exercising, maintenance and review programme.

6.1 Exercising and Testing of Plans
6.2 Maintenance of Plans
6.3 Review of Plans

7. Embedding Business Continuity Awareness in the Organisation – 3 hours

This section of the module describes how Business Continuity awareness should be embedded into the organisation

7.1 Overall Awareness
7.2 Skills Training

8. Annexes

This section of the module describes the overall Business Continuity Management programme

8.1 Glossary of Terms and Definitions
8.2 References



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