Certified ISO 22301 BCMS Foundation and Lead Implementer Combination Training Course

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Training course outline

Develop your understanding of ISO 22301, the business continuity standard with this combination course.

You will gain the skills to successfully lead the implementation of a business continuity management system (BCMS) in your organisation, as well as exploring the key concepts and benefits of ISO 22301.

ISO 22301 BCMS Foundation

This one-day introductory course explores the key concepts and benefits of ISO 22301. It provides a comprehensive introduction to the ISO/IEC 22301:2019 standard and the requirements of a BCMS.

ISO 22301 BCMS Lead Implementer

This three-day advanced course covers everything you need to plan and implement an ISO 22301 compliance project. Gain the knowledge and skills required to implement an ISO 22301-compliant BCMS.

ISO 22301 BCMS Foundation and Lead Implementer training course benefits

Hands-on study

Participate in group discussions, practical exercises and case studies throughout the course.

Fast-track to certification

Achieve two internationally recognised business continuity qualifications in eight days.

Steps to success

Introduces you to the benefits of ISO 22301 best practice and compliance, and takes you through the nine steps to ISO 22301 success.

Delivered by professionals

Delivered by experienced ISO 22301 practitioners, this combination course is designed to meet the international standards on auditing techniques.

Achieve compliance for your organisation

Learn how to tackle a BCMS project from start to finish to help your organisation achieve compliance.

Lead the implementation project

Gain the knowledge and skills required to lead an efficient and cost-effective implementation project.

Who should attend this course?

This combination course is ideal for anyone involved in, or responsible for, implementing or maintaining a BCMS, including:

  • Business continuity managers
  • IT managers
  • Business managers
  • Compliance managers
  • Project managers
  • Risk managers

  • Operations managers
  • Emergency planners
  • ISO 22301 lead auditors
  • Quality managers
  • Emergency planners

  • Why choose IT Governance?

  • We're the leading global provider of IT governance, risk management and compliance solutions.
  • We are leaders in ISO 22301 and Business Continuity Management - all our courses are designed by experts and delivered by experienced trainers.
  • Pass first time or train again for free - we have trained more than 17,000 people and we're confident you'll pass with us first time. If you don't, we'll train you again for free.*
  • Choose the method that suits you - we offer classroom, instructor-led online, self-paced online, e-learning and in-house training options.
  • Access your training anywhere - all our course materials are provided as a digital copy, allowing you to access them anywhere and at any time. Documents will be made available to download 20 days before your course.
  • Business solutions to suit you - whether you're a multinational wanting us to manage all your training needs or a small business wishing to boost your workforce skills, we offer a range of training solutions.

  • *conditions applicable

    Course details

    What does this training course cover?

  • Understand business continuity concepts, terms and definitions;
  • Explain the benefits of a BCMS to an organisation;
  • Define the role and structure of a business continuity policy;
  • Determine the scope, policy and objectives of the BCMS;
  • Deliver the ISO 22301 project using change management techniques;
  • Allocate roles and responsibilities in the ISO 22301 implementation project;
  • Explain how to carry out the business impact assessment and the risk assessment (the core competence of BCM);
  • Explain how to assess the impact of disruption;

  • Recognise the importance of an effective incident response structure;
  • Explain the importance of an effective communication strategy;
  • Write policies and produce other critical documentation;
  • Understand the importance of staff and general awareness training;
  • Define the key elements of a management review;
  • Manage and drive continual improvement;
  • Prepare the organisation for its initial ISO 22301 certification audit and surveillance visits; and
  • Identify key issues in ensuring that the organisation passes the audit first time.

  • Course agenda:

    Course agenda (day 1):

  • Overview of BCM
  • ISO 22301 Certification
  • Context
  • Leadership
  • Planning
  • Implementation
  • BIA & Risk Assessment
  • Strategy & Plans
  • Assurance
  • Improvement

  • Course agenda (day 2-4):

  • Terms and definitions
  • Commitment
  • Business continuity standards overview
  • BCMS context and scope
  • BCMS leadership and planning
  • BCMS programme plan
  • Operation & strategy
  • Performance evaluation
  • Continual improvement
  • Certification audit process

  • What's included in this course?

  • A professional training venue with lunch and refreshments;
  • Full course materials (digital copy provided as a PDF file);
  • The ISO 22301 Certified BCMS Foundation Training Course exam;
  • The ISO 22301 Certified BCMS Lead Implementer Training Course exam; and
  • A certificate of attendance.

  • What equipment should I bring?

    The exam is an online exam. You will need to bring a 'pop-up enabled' laptop/tablet to the venue. Full details on how to access the exam will be provided by email 1-2 days before sitting the exam.

    Course duration and times

  • Day 1: 09:30am - 4:00pm
  • Day 2: 09:30am - 4:30pm
  • Day 3: 09:15am - 4:30pm
  • Day 4: 09:30am - 3:30pm

  • Prerequisites

    Are there any prerequisites for this course?

    No prior knowledge or qualifications are required and the course content is suitable for non-technical and technical staff.

    Is there any pre-reading?

    We strongly recommend you purchase and read the standard prior to attending the course:

  • ISO 22301 standard

  • We also recommend that you purchase and read the following textbooks:

  • ISO 22301 - A Pocket Guide
  • A Manager's Guide to ISO 22301

  • Exams and qualifications

    Certified ISO 22301 BCMS Foundation and Lead Implementer exams

    Attendees take the Certified ISO 22301 BCMS Foundation (CBC F) exam at the end of day one:

  • Delivery method: Online
  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • Questions: 40
  • Format: Multiple choice
  • Pass mark: 65%

  • Attendees take the Certified ISO 22301 BCMS Lead Implementer (CBC LI) exam at the end of the course:

  • Delivery method: Online
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Questions: 40
  • Format: Multiple choice
  • Pass mark: 65%

  • Both the ISO 27001 Lead Implementer and Lead Auditor exams are set by IBITGQ ( International Board for IT Governance Qualifications ). There are no extra charge for these exams.

    This course is equivalent to:


    CPD points

    What qualifications will I receive?

    Certified ISO 22301 BCMS Foundation (CBC F) and Certified ISO 22301 BCMS Lead Implementer (CBC LI) qualifications.


    All courses hold accreditations from IBITGQ (International Board for IT Governance Qualifications) a renowned authority in personnel certification within the field of IT governance.

    As a premier personnel certification body, IBITGQ specialises in certifying individuals who demonstrate exceptional proficiency in IT governance practices.

    IBITGQ maintains accreditation to the ISO/IEC 17024:2012 standard, a globally recognised benchmark for conformity assessment. Accreditation by the International Accreditation Service (IAS) further underscores the course's commitment to meeting stringent certification requirements.

    ISO 17024 certification is esteemed within the industry and universally acknowledged by employers worldwide. By aligning with this standard, our course ensures that your qualifications are not only recognised but also highly valued by employers across diverse sectors.

    Upon successful completion of the course, you have the opportunity to validate your professional expertise by registering your qualification on the esteemed IBITGQ/ GASQ successful candidate register. This platform serves as a testament to your commitment to excellence in IT governance, setting you apart as a distinguished professional in the field.

    How will I receive my exam results and certificates?

  • Provisional exam results will be available immediately on completion of the exam. Confirmed exam results will be issued within ten working days from the date of the exam.
  • Certificates for those who have achieved a passing grade will be issued within ten working days from the date of the exam.
  • Results notifications and certificates are sent directly to candidates by the relevant exam board in electronic format; please note that hard copy exam certificates are not issued.

  • Can exams be retaken?

    Exams can be resat without retaking the entire course but delegates will need to pay the exam fee again.

    Ways to learn

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    Learn and absorb material in a way that works for you:

  • Study at your own pace
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  • Fits around you

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    The most effective learning method for professionals:

  • Work around lifestyle challenges
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    Learning as a team and building a culture of awareness:

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    12 Mar 2025 United Kingdom Book now

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