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Business Continuity Foundation

The Business Continuity Foundation course is designed to give you an overall view of this absorbing subject through a mixture of presentations, group work, discussions, videos and a game. Little prior knowledge of the subject is assumed but a modicum of common sense is vital.

The relative newcomer to the subject, whether at management or operational level, will leave ready to initiate a business continuity programme for their organisation or contribute fully to one already in place. Those with more experience may find some of their pre-conceptions challenged and will be expected to share their views.

The course sets Business Continuity within an organisational context and gives guidance on its practical implementation. It covers the six professional practices of BCM as defined by the Business Continuity Institute and uses its Good Practice Guidelines as a structure.


Three days - residential - (but can be run in-house - please call)


  • Understand the need for continuity planning within an organisation
  • Appreciate the wide scope of the discipline through undertanding of the BCI's Good Practice Guide methodology
  • Understand the key principles, terminology and methods of Business Continuity
  • Be ready to initiate or participate in a continuity programme for your organisation


  • Understand the nature of incidents and the limitations of risk analysis
  • Analysing the requirements - The Business Impact Analysis
  • Designing the solution - selecting strategies for response and recovery
  • Implementation - writing response, incident management and recovery plans
  • Communications management
  • Validation - Exercising the response
  • Embedding Business Continuity in the organisation - competence and awareness
  • BCM programme management
  • Getting Started


The course uses a stimulating mix of instruction, discussion, group activities, games and video. Participants will write part of a plan and have the opportunity to test it in a scenario. A workbook containing course slides and supporting materials is provided.

There will be a small library of continuity-related materials to browse. No specific preparation is required for the course. However it would be useful if you have looked at the BCI's Good Practice Guidelines (from

The location

This 3-day residential course runs several times a year and is usually held at the spectacularly-sited Farncombe Conference Centre near Evesham. The catering at the Conference Centre is excellent and there is usually plenty of choice, including a vegetarian option.

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