Overview of BCM-8530 Blended [BL] or Hybrid Learning [HL] Course [A-5]
The BCM Auditor blended learning is the most advanced level of business continuity management audit training for certification, financial, IT internal and external auditors.
This comprehensive course is equivalent to the international certification of an ISO22301 BCMS Auditor. Its combination of online and face-to-face interaction allows busy and interested auditors to study with minimal schedule disruption.
This course is NOT a four-day, hour-by-hour direct conversion course from its brick-and-mortar version but revamped with several guiding principles.
- Complete the course by developing the relevant toolkits for the entire auditing process.
- Built with BCM knowledge, followed by the integration of BCM auditing concepts.
- Attend the remote e-proctored examination with the integrity of the examination being maintained.
- Provide participants with downloadable handbooks and the latest audit program based on the latest ISO22301 update.
- Access to additional audit readings for those who are already experienced
- Facilitated by experienced IT/Financial and ISO22301 BCMS auditors
- Able to conduct the audit via an electronic platform without travelling to another country or state.
If you are already ISO-certified or an IRCA-certified auditor with another ISO standard, this would be an excellent course to attend as it focuses on the depth of a typical BCMS audit, which can only be developed from a BCM perspective. One challenge is maintaining your IRCA certification, as you have to demonstrate that you have completed several ISO22301 external audits before being re-certified.
Here is a quick overview of the course, divided into modules 1 to 4. Module 1 to 4 and their relationship to the 300-400-5000 level courses are explained.
The conduct of each module is described with the corresponding on-site learning outcome.
Below is a snapshot of what you can expect from the program. Each module's syllabus has been carefully crafted to ensure that the outcome matches each day of the BCM-8530 ISO 22301 BCMS Lead Auditor competency level.
Click the "Course Content" icon to learn more about each module's content (syllabus). Click the "Course Requirement" icon to determine what you can expect as participants for each module.
Breakdown of the Time Spent
|Mode of Study
|Mandatory & Fixed Timing (Hours)
|E-learning/ Self Study
Facilitated Online Workshop (3 Hours Self Study = Assignment + 6 Hours Schedule Online Classes)
|6 (3-hour x 2 separate sessions)
What are the Differences and Concerns?
: The primary concern with blended learning is that it will be another E-Learning training over a video channel. The entire process is designed such that the content will provide the same outcome with pre-readings provided before the class, preparation of assignments supported by detailed guidance notes, eLearning for learning of fundamentals, and the online "face-to-face" is for sharing and elaboration by experienced facilitators.
Instructors: Note that instructors delivering the modules remain the same as the onsite training. They have at least 5 to 30 years of BCM and audit-related experience.
International Participation: Another major change will be the participation of more international delegates compared to the traditional majority of Asian participants. Be expected to discuss and work as teams from around the world.
Readings: Be expected to have more pre-readings as the objective is to ensure that knowledge that could be acquired via reading should be done outside the training session. More time is allocated to sharing experiences with the participants and facilitators.
Live Audit: Despite being virtual, there is a balance between knowledge-based acquisition activities, presentations, discussions, exercises and case studies. About two-thirds of the time is spent on activity-based learning. A live audit will be conducted.
BCM Audit Course Calendar" to learn more about the "RUNs" for the year.
Blended Learning is entirely online, Hybrid Learning is Module 1 and 2 online, and Module 3 and 4 onsite.
More Information About Blended Learning Auditing BCMS Courses
BCM Institute offers two levels of BCM auditing courses: BL-A-3 Blended Learning BCM-8030 ISO22301 BCMS Auditor and the BL-A-5 Blended Learning ISO22301 BCMS Lead Auditor.