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Better Business Cases (Foundation)

Event

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.

A 10% discount is available to all CIPFA members. If this applies to you, please email customerservices@cipfa.org to make your booking.

Date

Starts:
04 Oct 2022 09:30
Ends:
05 Oct 2022 16:30

Location

Holiday Inn Manchester West
Holiday Inn Manchester West
Liverpool Street
Manchester
M5 4LT
[See map]

Standard price

£880.00 excl VAT

Network Member Price

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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.

The course consists of two days of face-to-face training culminating in the exam. The foundation level is assessed via a 40 minute closed-book multiple choice examination, which is accredited and administered by APMG and you will sit the exam on day two.

Who should attend?

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

How will I benefit from attending?

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

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 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?

Topics

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

Speaker - Lisa Forster, Principal Consultant

Lisa Forster

Lisa is a CIPFA qualified accountant, and has worked for the institute since 2008. She joined as a finance advisor in CIPFA Networks, and more recently moved across to the advisory team. Her two areas of expertise are in education finance, particularly academy accounts and assurance, and also in local government transformation around the consideration of alternative service delivery models.