Welcome to the iSMTA and our Modern Business Continuity Management course at Level 5, which is certified by Industry Qualifications (IQ) who are approved by qualification regulators in the UK.
Business Continuity Management has been a necessary part of business since the early 1980’s in one form or another. The need to protect the organisation, or business, its brand reputation, its assets, its workforce, its profits and its trade secrets has been a daily activity, the value of which is often only recognised when something goes wrong. Every organisation, or business, is likely to be protected by the use of Business Continuity Management measures, with most proactive business continuity measures being so normal that they are a simple part of our everyday lives. The fifth wheel in the car, solar chargers, IT back-up sites, are just such examples.
Another feature of Business Continuity Management is that it needs to be ever-changing, to adapt to changing conditions, to changing business needs and to our ever-changing world. Business Continuity must continue to modernise to maintain its value and effectiveness. Those employed to advise on Business Continuity Management need to keep modern too. Having qualified through this programme is an excellent way to be a Modern Business Continuity Management Professional and provides a perfect pathway to further Continuing Professional Development (CPD).
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What this course provides and how it will benefit you
The iSMTA online e-learning Modern Business Continuity Management Course & Training has been designed for anyone wishing to gain a recognised Industry Qualification (IQ) Level 5 Certificate. So if you already work in resilience or Business Continuity Management (BCM) or are new to the sector, this course will enable you to become a recognised Business Continuity Management Professional.
Unlike other providers iSMTA is an e-learning purist, in that all taught content that is delivered by one of our many Subject Matter Experts (SME) is a close resemblance to actually being in the classroom, but without all the costs and time constraints. This recognised qualification course provides over 150 hours of taught content and will enable you to apply your new knowledge and qualification as a Modern Business Continuity Management Professional within a business environment.
The qualification approved by Industry Qualifications (IQ) through the Regulated Qualification Framework (RQF) is certified as: IQ Level 5 Certificate for Business Continuity Management Professionals. This 150 hour course, split over 8 Units at Level 5, is the equivalent working level to that of a ‘Foundation Degree’ in the UK.
How it Works
By joining our Academy you will receive the following:
– Access to our Professional Dashboard
– Hours of taught Professional e-learning course Units
– Downloadable PDF Factsheets
– Access to Podcasts
– Directed research guidance through ‘Think Points’
– Scenario Based Assignment
– Access to discussion forums
– 1 Year Student Membership of the Security Institute
What you will be Taught
This course will provide the most up-to-date knowledge and a complete understanding of Modern Resilience and BCM, and will greatly enhance your career opportunities within the security and continuity industry, whether you are a newcomer to BCM operations, or an existing professional who wishes to enhance their professional development. The course consists of 8 Units with a minimum of 150 guided learning hours in total. It covers an understanding of what modern BCM entails, the main ways in which BCM supports an Organisation, how it addresses risk, current and emerging threats and the concept of modern BCM convergence. Units cover the following:
Unit 1: Modern Business Continuity Management for Business – The Modern Business Continuity Management Course is designed to show how Modern Business Continuity Management should be integrated within a Business. There is an ever-increasing need today to properly understand the role and capabilities of a Modern Business Continuity Management Professional and how Business Continuity can best support the Business or Client.
Unit 2: Threats of Today and Tomorrow – Threats of Today and Tomorrow covers current and emerging Business Continuity and resilience threats facing Businesses or Organisations.
Unit 3: What is Business Continuity Management? This Unit describes the extensive Business Continuity Management (BCM) and Resilience measures available for reducing Business Continuity risks.
Unit 4: Business Continuity Management Risk Mitigation – Business Continuity Management Risk Mitigation introduces the BCM Risk Assessment methodology and how to reduce Business Continuity risk through the implementation of Business Continuity Management measures.
Unit 5: Business Continuity Management and Convergence – Business Continuity Management and Convergence (working with other security functions) introduces the modern approach of Security Convergence, which is essential for the effective and efficient mitigation of Business Continuity risk in the complex world of today.
Unit 6: Business Continuity Management and Incident Management – Business Continuity Management and Incident Management introduces the role that Business Continuity Management has when a breach of security, an incident or crisis happens and additional Business Continuity measures are required.
Unit 7: Business Continuity Management being Modern – Business Continuity Management being Modern updates the topic of Business Continuity Management with a truly innovative set of ideas and measures to reduce Business Continuity risk and enhance an Organisation’s success.
Unit 8: Research Management and Dissertation – This final Unit will explain how to conduct Primary and Secondary research and the basic principles of Harvard style referencing in order to complete the final report. You will also complete a final essay on what you have learnt on this course.