Continuity Shop

  • Salford, United Kingdom

Continuity Shop are in the BCI’s Hall of Fame, multi BCI award winning Business Continuity training company supplying numerous public and in-house training courses to organisations across the globe. There are over 20 different business continuity training courses in our portfolio, ranging from one day introductory courses, e-learning and the 5 day BCI Certificate Examination course, all of which are run publically across the UK or can be run in-house at your premises.

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Courses available

Business Impact Analysis Training Course

The BIA is the main technique used for analysing an organization and forms the Analysis stage of the BCM Lifecycle. It will help you review and assess an organization to identify its objectives, how it functions, and the constraints of its operating environment.

This 1 or 2 day course comes complete with course slides and Student Workbook that contains exercises to be completed throughout the course. The course is based on the BCI Good Practice Guidelines (GPG) and reflects current International Standards in business continuity.

What the course covers:

  • Concepts of BIA
  • The four types of BIA
  • BIA methods
  • How the BIA information is used in the Design phase of the BCM Lifecycle

By the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • Understand and apply the different methods available to conduct a BIA
  • Extract all the information you need from an organization to enable you to Design the most appropriate business continuity solutions.

You will receive 8 or 16 CPD points and a Certificate of Attendance from the BCI on successful completion of the course.

Please note: This description is for the updated course delivered from 1st April 2022.

Looking for more information about the course?

Watch this short webinar presented by  David Window MBCI, providing insightful details about the course updates and more. Watch Here.


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Location Date Duration  
Online, United Kingdom 25 May 2022 1 day(s) Book
Manchester, United Kingdom 20 Jul 2022 1 day(s) Book
Cotswolds, United Kingdom 21 Sep 2022 1 day(s) Book
Online, United Kingdom 23 Nov 2022 1 day(s) Book

*Price excludes sales tax


CBCI Certification Course

The course is for anyone that has business continuity responsibilities within their organization and/or anyone looking to develop a career in the industry:

  • Business continuity professionals already working in the industry
  • Business continuity coordinators/champions with responsibilities in their organization
  • Professionals looking to start a career in the industry
  • Those that have business continuity responsibilities embedded in their role in smaller organizations such as Managing Directors or Operations Managers

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Location Date Duration  
Online, United Kingdom 23 May 2022 5 day(s) Book
London, United Kingdom 13 Jun 2022 5 day(s) Book
Online, Ireland 27 Jun 2022 5 day(s) Book
Cotswolds, United Kingdom 11 Jul 2022 5 day(s) Book
Online, United Kingdom 25 Jul 2022 5 day(s) Book
London, United Kingdom 15 Aug 2022 5 day(s) Book
Online, Ireland 30 Aug 2022 5 day(s) Book
London, United Kingdom 12 Sep 2022 5 day(s) Book
Online, Ireland 26 Sep 2022 5 day(s) Book
Cotswolds, United Kingdom 10 Oct 2022 5 day(s) Book
Online, United Kingdom 31 Oct 2022 5 day(s) Book
London, United Kingdom 14 Nov 2022 5 day(s) Book
Online, Ireland 28 Nov 2022 5 day(s) Book
Manchester, United Kingdom 12 Dec 2022 5 day(s) Book

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Designing and Delivering Effective Exercises Training Course

This course aims to provide an understanding of how to design, facilitate and report on exercises for crisis, emergency and business continuity management programmes.

This 2 day course comes complete with course slides and Student Workbook that contains exercises to be completed throughout the course and other complimentary resources. The course is based on the BCI Good Practice Guidelines (GPG) and reflects current International Standards in business continuity.

What the course covers:

  • The Value of Exercise Programmes
  • Exercise Design
  • Exercise Scenario
  • Exercise Preparation
  • Exercise Delivery and Reporting

By the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • Appreciate the rationale for validating plans and the value this brings
  • Apply good practice to exercise programmes
  • Select appropriate exercise aims, objectives and formats
  • Explore the development of realistic scenarios to engage participants and achieve the aim
  • Understand how to resource and co-ordinate delivery
  • Carry out post exercise evaluations and report lessons
  • Leave with an exercise concept that can be delivered within the organization

You will receive 16 CPD points and a Certificate of Attendance from the BCI on successful completion of the course.

Please note: This description is for the updated course delivered from 1st April 2022.

 

Looking for more information about the course?

Watch this webinar, presented by Alan Elwood FBCI, providing insighful details about the course updates, content and more. Watch Here. 


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Location Date Duration  
Online, United Kingdom 23 Aug 2022 2 day(s) Book
London, United Kingdom 20 Oct 2022 2 day(s) Book

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Designing Business Continuity Solutions Training Course

Design appropriate business continuity solutions, determine recovery objectives, and prepare for the implementation stage
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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  
Manchester, United Kingdom 21 Jul 2022 1 day(s) Book
Cotswolds, United Kingdom 22 Sep 2022 1 day(s) Book
Online, United Kingdom 24 Nov 2022 1 day(s) Book

*Price excludes sales tax


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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Incident Response and Crisis Management Training Course

This course covers all aspects of developing and implementing an incident response structure and crisis management capability.

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 2 day course comes complete with course slides and Student Workbook that contains exercises to be completed throughout the course. The course is based on the BCI Good Practice Guidelines (GPG) and reflects current International Standards in business continuity.

What the course covers:

  • Crisis Management Concepts and Framework
  • Anticipating and Assessing
  • Prepare – Response Structure
  • Prepare – Tools and Resources
  • Prepare – Crisis Management Plan
  • Response and Recovery
  • Crisis Communications

By the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • Learn how to build and deliver crisis management capability for your organization using an established best practice framework
  • Have a good appreciation of the relationships between problem, incident, business continuity and crisis management
  • Develop an understanding of the principles, strategies and techniques of incident response and crisis management
  • Acquire the tools and know-how to prepare, implement and maintain a crisis management plan

You will receive 16 CPD points and a Certificate of Attendance from the BCI on successful completion of the course.

Please note: This description is for the updated course delivered from 1st April 2022.

Looking for more information about the course?

Watch this webinar, presented by Kenny Seow FBCI, providing insighful details about the course updates, content and more. Watch Here. 


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Location Date Duration  
Online, United Kingdom 09 Aug 2022 2 day(s) Book
London, United Kingdom 04 Oct 2022 2 day(s) Book

*Price excludes sales tax


Introduction to Business Continuity Training Course

This course is designed as a first step for newcomers to the subject of business continuity (BC), those wanting to start a career in 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 you with the basic knowledge and understanding of the building blocks required for developing or maintaining a Business Continuity Management (BCM) programme.

This 1 day course comes complete with course slides and Student Workbook that contains exercises to be completed throughout the course. The course is based on the BCI Good Practice Guidelines (GPG) and reflects current International Standards in business continuity.

What the course covers:

  • What is Business Continuity? 
  • An overview of the BCM Lifecycle
  • Policy and Programme Management
  • Embedding
  • Business Impact Analysis
  • Design
  • Implementation
  • Validation

By the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • Explain the key elements of Policy & Programme Management (objectives, scope, governance, roles and responsibilities)
  • Describe the challenges of embedding BC and methods to raise awareness
  • Describe the four types of BIA and risk and threat assessments
  • Explain the five types of design solutions and strategies
  • Discuss how the agreed solutions can be implemented and documented in BC Plans
  • State the five types of exercises used to validate BC Plans

You will receive 8 CPD points and a Certificate of Attendance from the BCI on successful completion of the course.

If you would like to find out more about the updates to this course you can view a Q&A with the course author here.

Please note: This description is for the updated course delivered from 1st April 2022.


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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.

 

Introduction to Organizational Resilience

Find out how this collaborative approach can help your organization anticipate risks and respond effectively to threats and opportunities.


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Policy and Programme Management Training Course

This course covers aspects of creating and managing a successful Business Continuity policy and a Business Continuity Management (BCM) programme within an organization. You will learn the link between Policy and Programme and how to use both of these management practices within Business Continuity to build and improve Organizational Resilience.

This 1 day course comes complete with course slides, Student Workbook that contains exercises to be completed throughout the course, and other complimentary resources. The course is based on the BCI Good Practice Guidelines (GPG) and reflects current International Standards in business continuity.

What the course covers:

  • What is Policy & Programme?
  • Creating a Successful Policy
  • Creating a Successful Programme
  • Managing Policy & Programme

By the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • Understand how the BC Policy establishes the organization’s strategic approach and implementation of BC
  • Define a clear purpose, context, scope and governance of the BC Programme
  • Identify, develop and support the key aspects of the BC Policy
  • Implement, deploy, govern and communicate the BC Policy
  • Successfully align the BC Programme as the ongoing cycle of activities which implements the BC Policy
  • Use the BCM Programme as a tool to implement, improve, correct, adjust and monitor the overall objectives of the organization
  • Incorporate key success criteria, governance, audit and change management processes and define how these objectives will be met
  • Understand why appropriate interim response and management structures may be required

You will receive 8 CPD points and a Certificate of Attendance from the BCI on successful completion of the course.

Please note: This description is for the updated course delivered from 1st April 2022.

Looking for more information about the course?

Watch this short webinar presented by  Chris Oliver FBCI, providing insightful details about the course updates and more. Watch Here


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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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Meet the instructors
  • Scott Carver

    Organisational Resilience Consultant, Tutor & Trainer

    Establishing Searchlight Resilience in 2007, Scott has established himself in the fields of Incident Management, Crisis Management, Business Continuity, Disaster Recovery, and Resilience working in the UK and internationally to develop and manage programmes across all industry sectors.

    As a certified tutor for the Business Continuity Institute (BCI), Scott also regularly delivers public and in-house courses ranging from one day introduction events, through to five day qualification courses that are certified and aligned to international standards.

    Scott is also a mentor for many of the Business Continuity Institute's professional members and regularly works with people in the Business Continuity industry who are either new to the role or require additional guidance when developing their own Business Continuity programmes and careers.

    Scott’s infectious passion for ensuring every organisation is best protected and fully prepared at all times, extends to him regularly chairing or personally supporting the chairpersons of the teams responsible for recovery when severe, unplanned disruptive and/ or reputation-damaging events do occur.

    Scott can also be found on professional platforms and forums delivering presentations and chairing webinars and workshops on the subject of crises and related topics; which has increased significantly since the outbreak of COVID-19.

    A qualified ISO Lead Auditor (ISO 22301), Scott also prepares organisations for certification and re-certification.

    Prior to Scott’s career in resilience he held successful management roles in Financial Services and Retail for organisations such as Marks & Spencer FS and Dixons Stores Group.

    E: [email protected]

    T: +44 (0) 7886 281829

    Best wishes,

    Scott Carver AFBCI (CBCI)

  • Chris Oliver

    CEO

    Chris has been a Fellow since 2006 and founded www.armstrong-continuity.com on 2009, prior to the he was COO of the Office Shadow Group and Director of Continuity Services for Itex. He has served terms as Vice Chairman of the Institute and Chair of the Membership Council, lead assesor and appeals chair. He wrote the current gifted grades and awards criteria and was a finalist for Instustry Personality of the Year in 2008. More recently he was a lead of section team for the BCI Good Practice Guidelines 2018 designing 'Programme & Policy'. He remains a ciruit speaker and has published a numbef of articles.

    He is also Chairman of the Royal Guernsey Light Infantry Charitable Trust www.lesemrais.com, a freelance broadcaster and presenter for the BBC having made a number of documentaries. He spends his time between the Channel Islands and Asia.

  • Helen Molyneux

    Director

  • Ian Charters

    Director

    Over 20 years in BC as trainer and consultant. Worked in a wide variety of organisations in the public and private sectors. Specialist (and published author) in Business Impact Analysis.

  • Meredith Gosling

    Managing Director

  • Simon Langdon

    Director

  • Penelope Killow

    VP - Business Continuity Manager

    Penny Killow is Global Business Continuity & Crisis Management Specialist, experienced strategic and operations manager both as a technical specialist and leader of teams. She has been an active member of the BCI community since 2007.

    Her career began in Information Technology with IT Service Desk Management and disaster recovery, but moved into Business Continuity, Operational Risk, Service Continuity and Resilience Management across Manufacturing, Petro Chemical Industry, Banking and Financial Services.

    Motivated by achievement and recognition, currently enjoying the challenges of implementing Organization Resilience in collaboration with business and shared service departments.

    Penny receives personal stimulation and reward through developing people personally and professional. She is a past chair of the has been North Midlands BCI Forum, past-Board member of the Women's Security Society, delivered training internally and externally for many years and have been able to pass on some of my experience via Mentoring within BCI and workplaces.

    In her spare time she is the Chair of Governors for a local Junior school, this year with Covid-19 has seen a collision between professional and school management, fortuitously able to help them through this difficult time. 

  • Robert Osborn

    Business Continuity Consultant

  • David Window

    Managing Consultant

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