For those individuals who simply cannot afford to take any time out of the office or who prefer to learn in their own time, at their own pace and in their own personal space, the BCI offers some excellent eLearning solutions, including instructor-led and self-study eLearning courses.
With no need for travel or overnight accommodation, our online training solutions will not only save you money, but enable you to plan your training around your work and personal commitments, giving you all the flexibility you need.
Key features of eLearning
- Flexible learning on demand
- 24/7 access - anytime, anywhere
- Self-paced and self-directed
Key benefits of eLearning:
- Cost-effective delivery results in reduced course fees
- No physical attendance required
- Saves money – no travel and no accommodation costs
- Fits around your work and personal commitments
We currently offer two eLearning courses:
New! The BCI Good Practice Guidelines Live Online Training Course
The BCI Good Practice Guidelines Live Online Training Course has been revised to ensure that all the methodologies taught in this course are fully aligned to the Good Practice Guidelines (GPG) 2013 and to ISO 22301:2012, the international standard for BCM.
The course offers a solid description of the methods, techniques and approaches used by BC professionals worldwide to develop, implement and maintain an effective BCM programme, as described in GPG 2013 and takes the student step by step through the BCM Lifecycle, which sits at the heart of good BC practice.
The BCI Good Practice Guidelines Live Online Course is delivered in an interactive eLearning environment by an experienced Business Continuity professional.
The online course is delivered over a period of eight weeks. Each session lasts two hours with two sessions scheduled for each of the eight weeks, giving you a total of 32 hours of training.
For those individuals who simply cannot afford to take any time out of the office or who prefer to learn in their own time, at their own pace and in their own personal space, the BCI Good Practice Guidelines Live Online Training Course offers the perfect solution. And of course, it saves you money by cutting out the need for travel or overnight accommodation.
How does it work?
When you book your this course you will be asked to agree dates and times for your 2-hour online training sessions, allowing you to plan your training around your work and personal commitments. This schedule is agreed between you and your instructor. Currently available dates can be seen here (PDF).
The BCI Good Practice Guidelines eLearning Training Course
The BCI Good Practice Guidelines eLearning Course is a great way for individuals to top up their knowledge of the Good Practice Guidelines (GPG) as described in GPG 2010, providing the ideal platform for revision and preparation for the Certificate of the BCI examination (based on GPG 2010).
This online, multi-media course also lends itself well to those individuals who are looking for a high-level overview of what business continuity is all about.
This course can be used by organizations as part of their in-house training and awareness programmes to embed business continuity.
How does it work?
Delivered through an online, interactive learning experience, it takes approximately eight hours to complete, although individuals can repeat each module as often as they need to during the course of the 60 day access period. It also includes a self-assessment section with valuable feedback, which helps individuals to evaluate progress and to identify those areas where they need to focus their learning.
The course comprises eight modules, including the self-assessment section. Each module is supported by videos from BC professionals offering practical advice and insights based on personal experience. Links to the relevant sections of GPG 2010 are also included in a comprehensive glossary.
Once you have purchased this course, you will be sent a Username and Password. As soon as you log into the system, your 60 day access commences.
Please note that the new BCI Good Practice Guidelines eLearning Course based on GPG 2013 will be made available in the Summer of 2013.
How can I take the Certificate of the BCI Examination?
The exam can be taken immediately following training in paper and pencil format (this must be arranged with the Training Partner at the time of booking.) Alternatively, the exam can be taken at one of our designated Computer based Training Centres (CBT) that are located worldwide.
Pen and Pencil Format via BCI Licensed Training Partners
The UK English language version of the Certificate of the BCI Examination (paper and pencil format) based on the GPG 2013 is available from 1st May 2013. This coincides with the launch of the new BCI Good Practice Guidelines Training Course and is only available to those examination candidates who complete their training with one of our Licensed Training Partners.
The US English, Spanish, French, Arabic, Chinese and Japanese language version of the Certificate of the BCI Examination (paper and pencil format) based on GPG 2013 will be made available in the Summer of 2013.
Computer Based Testing (CBT) via our network of Prometric examination centres
The UK English language version of the Certificate of the BCI Examination (CBT format) based on the GPG 2013 will be available from 1st July 2013.
Those candidates wishing to prepare for and take the Certificate of the BCI Examination (CBT format) before the end of June at one of our designated Computer based Training Centres (CBT) will be required to base their studies and examination preparation on the GPG 2010.
To book your BCI Certificate Examination click here.