Business Continuity Training Ltd

  • Lytham St Annes, United Kingdom

Business Continuity Training Ltd was formed in 2008 by industry experts in Business Continuity Management. It is our mission to provide relevant, cost effective and high quality business continuity training courses in locations convenient to our customers, and to be the leading business continuity training provider globally. As a BCI licensed training provider, we run public courses in Belfast, Birmingham, Brussels, Dublin, Glasgow and London. We also provide in-house training worldwide, successfully delivering courses to organisations in Europe, the USA, Russia and the Middle East.

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01253 542650



Courses available

Business Impact Analysis Training Course

This course provides an in-depth look into the Analysis stage of the Business Continuity Management (BCM) Lifecycle. It provides the business continuity and resilience professional with the opportunity to gain a deeper knowledge and understanding of this key skill area. The course is broken down into modules, exploring the concept of Business Impact Analysis as well as the practical application using a number of different case studies. Students have the option of using their own organization as a case study. 

This course is based on the BCI Good Practice Guidelines and reflects the current global thinking from ISO 22301, ISO 22313 and ISO /TS 22317.


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Location Date Duration  
London, United Kingdom 08 Apr 2019 2 day(s) Book
London, United Kingdom 07 Oct 2019 2 day(s) Book

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CBCI Certification Course

This course offers a solid description of the methods, techniques and approaches used by business continuity (BC) professionals worldwide to develop, implement
and maintain an effective Business Continuity Management (BCM) programme. This Course is based on the BCI Good Practice Guidelines (GPG), the independent
body of knowledge for good business continuity (BC) practice.

The course takes you through the complete BCM Lifecycle step by step, and provides practical insights into all aspects pertaining to the development, implementation and management of a BCM programme within an organization through the instructor’s use of case studies and real-life examples.


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Location Date Duration  
Dublin, Ireland 22 Oct 2018 5 day(s) Book
London, United Kingdom 29 Oct 2018 5 day(s) Book
London, United Kingdom 03 Dec 2018 5 day(s) Book
London, United Kingdom 14 Jan 2019 5 day(s) Book
London, United Kingdom 18 Feb 2019 5 day(s) Book
Glasgow, United Kingdom 11 Mar 2019 5 day(s) Book
London, United Kingdom 18 Mar 2019 5 day(s) Book
Birmingham, United Kingdom 08 Apr 2019 5 day(s) Book
Belfast, United Kingdom 29 Apr 2019 5 day(s) Book
London, United Kingdom 29 Apr 2019 5 day(s) Book
Manchester, United Kingdom 13 May 2019 5 day(s) Book
London, United Kingdom 20 May 2019 5 day(s) Book
London, United Kingdom 17 Jun 2019 5 day(s) Book
Brussels, Belgium 17 Jun 2019 5 day(s) Book
London, United Kingdom 22 Jul 2019 5 day(s) Book
London, United Kingdom 19 Aug 2019 5 day(s) Book
Glasgow, United Kingdom 16 Sep 2019 5 day(s) Book
London, United Kingdom 23 Sep 2019 5 day(s) Book
Birmingham, United Kingdom 07 Oct 2019 5 day(s) Book
Dublin, Ireland 21 Oct 2019 5 day(s) Book
London, United Kingdom 21 Oct 2019 5 day(s) Book
London, United Kingdom 25 Nov 2019 5 day(s) Book

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Designing and Delivering Effective Exercises Training Course

This course provides the business continuity and resilience professional with the knowledge of how to design and develop exercises that work. Designing and delivering effective exercises is a skill to be mastered for any business continuity and resilience professional. A key part of the Validation stage of the Business Continuity Management (BCM) Lifecycle, exercising the BCM programme for some is the most interesting part of the job. It helps us to practice what to do when things go wrong, and builds confidence and a capability that means the organization can more effectively respond, recover, take opportunities, and learn from a disruption. Exercises are the best way to test our systems, rehearse our plans, and a chance to safely prepare our people.

This course is based on the BCI Good Practice Guidelines and reflects the current global thinking from ISO 22301 and ISO 22398.


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Location Date Duration  
London, United Kingdom 11 Apr 2019 2 day(s) Book
London, United Kingdom 10 Oct 2019 2 day(s) Book

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Designing Business Continuity Solutions Training Course

This one-day learning experience will cover how to design appropriate business continuity (BC) solutions, determine recovery objectives and prepare for the Implementation stage of the Business Continuity
Management (BCM) Lifecycle, as well as designing an effective incident response structure. This course provides the business continuity and resilience professional with the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the Design stage of the BCM Lifecycle. The Design stage builds on the outcomes from the Analysis stage. During this course students will use a case study and take part in group
discussions and exercises. This course is based on the BCI Good Practice Guidelines.

 
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Location Date Duration  
London, United Kingdom 17 Oct 2019 1 day(s) Book

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Developing and Managing the Business Continuity Plan Training Course

This course will cover how to develop business continuity (BC) plans, about invocation and action plans, and how to make the business continuity plan operational. The activity in this training course leads into the Validation stage of the Business Continuity Management (BCM) Lifecycle. This course provides the business continuity and resilience professional with the opportunity to gain more in depth knowledge of the Implementation stage of the BCM Lifecycle. The Implementation stage is where the business continuity plan is developed, managed and implemented as a key element of the overall BCM programme. During this course students will be using a case study and taking part in group discussions and exercises.
This course is based on the BCI Good Practice Guidelines and reflects the current global thinking from ISO 22301.
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Location Date Duration  
London, United Kingdom 10 Apr 2019 1 day(s) Book
London, United Kingdom 09 Oct 2019 1 day(s) Book

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Embedding Business Continuity Training Course

This course is designed to introduce students to the art of designing and implementing effective embedding activities as a key part of the Business Continuity Management (BCM) Lifecycle. It provides a practical approach to the complexities of working with a broad range of stakeholders. A successful BCM programme is not simply a collection of validated documents. Documents are only half the story, the other half is the creation of capable individuals who can utilize plans and resources by putting them into practice to build organizational resilience. Successfully embedding business continuity requires a collaborative approach across the organization.
This course is based on the BCI Good Practice Guidelines.
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Location Date Duration  
London, United Kingdom 14 Jun 2019 1 day(s) Book

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Incident Response and Crisis Management Training Course

This course is a comprehensive learning opportunity covering all aspects of developing and implementing an incident response structure and crisis management capability. It begins with learning how to build an incident response structure, as introduced in the Design stage of the Business Continuity Management (BCM) Lifecycle, and goes beyond incident management into learning how to build a crisis management capability in an organization. This course provides the business continuity and resilience professional with the opportunity to gain a deeper knowledge and understanding of this subject as well as the opportunity to apply this knowledge in the classroom using a case study and an exercise.
The course is broken down into modules exploring the concepts and principles of incident and crisis management and what tools and techniques can be applied when anticipating and assessing incidents. It also looks at the key activities, roles and responsibilities required for effective incident and crisis management.
This course is based on the BCI Good Practice Guidelines and reflects the current global thinking from ISO 22301 and BS 11200.
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Location Date Duration  
London, United Kingdom 13 Dec 2018 2 day(s) Book
London, United Kingdom 25 Apr 2019 2 day(s) Book
London, United Kingdom 15 Aug 2019 2 day(s) Book
London, United Kingdom 12 Dec 2019 2 day(s) Book

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Introduction to Business Continuity Training Course

This course is an introduction to the world of business continuity (BC). It is designed as a first step for newcomers to the subject of BC and for those for whom BC may be a part of their role or responsibilities who need to have a good understanding of the subject. This course provides the new professional with the basic knowledge and understanding of the building blocks required for developing or maintaining a robust Business Continuity Management (BCM) programme and gives those individuals with a BC related role or responsibility an introduction to the discipline.
This course is based on the BCI Good Practice Guidelines and reflects the current global thinking from ISO 22301.
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Location Date Duration  
London, United Kingdom 15 Oct 2018 2 day(s)
London, United Kingdom 10 Dec 2018 2 day(s) Book
London, United Kingdom 11 Feb 2019 2 day(s) Book
London, United Kingdom 15 Apr 2019 2 day(s) Book
London, United Kingdom 10 Jun 2019 2 day(s) Book
London, United Kingdom 12 Aug 2019 2 day(s) Book
London, United Kingdom 14 Oct 2019 2 day(s) Book
London, United Kingdom 09 Dec 2019 2 day(s) Book

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Introduction to Organizational Resilience Training Course

This course is designed to introduce the concept of organizational resilience and to provide students with a practical approach to build on the foundation of their existing skills and knowledge to develop and enhance resilience capabilities for their organizations. Business continuity principles and practices are essential to building resilience in organizations. Developing effective resilience capabilities requires a collaborative approach between established management disciplines. This course reflects on the UK guidance to organizational resilience BS 65000 and reflects the current global thinking at an international level.
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Location Date Duration  
London, United Kingdom 13 Feb 2019 1 day(s) Book
London, United Kingdom 12 Jun 2019 1 day(s) Book
London, United Kingdom 16 Oct 2019 1 day(s) Book

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Policy and Programme Management Training Course

This course covers all aspects of creating and managing a successful business continuity (BC) policy and a Business Continuity Management (BCM) programme in an organization. This is often the stage of the
BCM Lifecycle where practitioners have to begin in any new role, and is essential to regularly revisit and review in any existing role. This course provides the business continuity and resilience professional
with the ability to identify key aspects of a successful policy and develop or revise one where required. Students will then learn how to use the BC policy to create, implement and manage the BCM programme as a part of building and improving organizational resilience. This course is based on the BCI Good Practice Guidelines and reflects the current global thinking from ISO 22301.


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Location Date Duration  
London, United Kingdom 13 Jun 2019 1 day(s) Book

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Validating Your BCM Programme Training Course

This course will help students understand how to determine their organization’s existing level of Business Continuity Management (BCM) programme maturity, and to prepare for, write and execute an assessment or audit. Validation is a key part of the BCM Lifecycle. The process of validation provides assurance that your plans and capabilities remain current and fit for purpose and identifies any areas for revision or improvement. This course will explore how to develop a comprehensive exercise programme to ensure that all elements of the BCM Lifecycle are validated. The course, as well as instruction, will be practical and ‘hands on’ allowing students to practice the skills and techniques taught. This course is based on the BCI Good Practice Guidelines and reflects the current global thinking from ISO 22301 and ISO 22398.
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Location Date Duration  
London, United Kingdom 18 Oct 2019 1 day(s) Book

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Meet the instructors
  • James McAlister

    Director

    James McAlister MA DipBCM DipEd FBCI FICPEM is a former police officer with over 30 years’ experience in Business Continuity (BC), Crisis, Major Incident & Disaster Management, Civil Protection, Emergency Planning, Security, Firearms, Public Order, Training and Exercising. He has advised, planned and led many operations and exercises throughout the UK and internationally including political party conferences, major sporting events, royal / ministerial visits, counter terrorism operations, public order events and environmental / man-made disasters. In 2005, James was chosen by the UK Government to become a member of the European Union Civil Protection Team and since then has deployed on missions ranging from the Sichuan Earthquake – China 2008 to Super Typhoon Haiyan - Philippines 2013. He has a Master’s Degree and Diploma’s in Business Continuity Management & Education; is a qualified higher education teacher, assessor, coach and a BCI Approved Instructor. James is the Chair of the Business Continuity Institute, former Chair of the Global Membership Council, North West Region Forum and subject matter expert to the UK Association of Chief Police Officers. He is a Business Continuity ISO 22301 Lead Auditor and a former member of the British Standards Institute’s Societal Security Resilience Group. James is a Fellow of the Business Continuity Institute and Institute for Civil Protection & Emergency Management Since forming his consultancy ‘Crisis Prepared Limited’, he has worked with many global high profile clients across sectors including retail, manufacturing, banking, healthcare, medicine, insurance, utilities and food products. James has won 13 prestigious industry awards recognising his expertise in the areas of Crisis, Major Incident and Business Continuity Management. Specialties: Crisis, Major Incident & Business Continuity Management / Civil Protection / Resilience - Planning, Training, Test / Exercising and Audit - All Sectors

    • Courses:

    • Incident Response and Crisis Management Training Course, Introduction to Business Continuity Training Course, CBCI Certification Course

  • Ewan Donald

    Principal Consultant

    • Courses:

    • Introduction to Business Continuity Training Course

  • James Royds

    Director

    Resilience Adviser and Trainer Approved Instructor – the Business Continuity Institute An international, influential and experienced risk, emergency response, crisis management & business continuity adviser who has specialized in critical infrastructure (e.g. oil and gas, petrochemicals, energy, utilities etc.), together with manufacturing, finance, insurance, government and many other sectors since 1996. Chairman of BCI 2010-2012. Honorary Fellow of the BCI, Fellow of the CMI, Specialist of the IRM and a Member of BSI. Lead Auditor for ISO 22301:2012; a contributor to AE/SCNS/NCEMA 7001:2015 and an Approved Instructor for the BCI. James is a highly experienced CBCI Instructor. He has delivered the course approximately 40 times since 2010: in Asia, the GCC and UK. He achieves extremely positive exam results for, and feedback from, his students. He was the first person in the world to deliver the new 2018 version of the GPG. He has taken the CBCI exam twice achieving a Merit on both occasions.

    • Courses:

    • CBCI Certification Course

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