Business Continuity Management Series

[BL-B-5] FAQ on BCM-5000 Blended Learning Course

You may have read our detailed descriptions of the course and its course contents but still have some burning questions. This page aims to assist you in clarifying these doubts. 

The content had included specific Singapore Government CITREP+ funding requirement for Singaporeans.

Aqmar Azizi
Business Continuity Management Certified Planner-Specialist-Expert

This page aims to assist you to in clarifying further doubts you have on attending the BCM-5000 Blended Learning [BL-B-5] Course.

FAQ_BlendedLearning_BCM5000Course Fees

What is included in the course fee?

Your course fees cover all the pre-reading materials, online facilitated discussions as well as assessments and examinations attached to the course.

It also includes 1 re-examination at the Qualifying Business Continuity Certified Expert Exam in case you did not pass on the first try.

Do note that this is an international course and the exact amount are payable in Singapore dollar.

Why should I pay the same price as a "brick and mortar" course?


While the mode of delivery and the courseware has been adapted to suit virtual training, you are still getting the same value in terms of standard, competency and level of professional instructors for the course. In fact, you would spend more time learning from the experienced instructors than you would be getting if you had attended the "brick and mortar" course.

[BL-B-5] What is a BCM-5000 Blended Learning Course?To know more about how the blended learning matches up with its "brick and mortar" counterpart, you may like to read: [BL-B-5] What is a BCM-5000 Blended Learning Course? or click the icon on the right.


Blended Learning 

Is this a new initiative?

No, this is not a new initiative. BCM Institute has always had an e-learning platform. The COVID-19 situation just allowed us to feature the courses more prominently. This is especially since we have been getting increasing requests for the BCM-300 and BCM-5000 courses to be conducted internationally.

You only need to know what are your knowledge and learning before embarking on this journey.  Complete the reading in our emails to you as we can speak more via video conferencing.

What is so special about this course?

The BCM-5000 Blended Learning is the first course to be aligned to the ISO 22301: 2019 standard.

Is the course internationally recognized?

As the courseware and standard are no different from our "brick and mortar" course, it receives the same recognition as its face to face counterpart.

What is blended learning? What type(s) of learning does it comprise of?

Test2Blended learning is a course offered by BCM Institute that combines e-learning, online facilitated classes/discussions, offline self-study and assignments. Some may see it as hybrid learning.

Different from the heavily discounted or free courses offered by top universities through Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) platforms like Udemy and Coursera, these courses are available only for limited participation. Its online modules are also conducted live allowing for instant feedback and interaction among participants and facilitators. 

Using zoom as the online platform, allows one to engage their fellow participants in the course. As it is not bound by geographic constraints, participants would more likely be able to interact with a more international crowd.

This interaction, no different from what BCM Institute's courses are known for, would further enhance the participants understanding in implementing a BCM plan and managing a BCM team.

How many blended learning courses does BCM Institute have?

Currently, BCM Institute has the following courses.

  [BL-5-Catalog] What Expert Level Blended Learning Courses that are Available? [BL-3-Catalog] What Specialist Level Blended Learning Courses that are Available?  
Can I attend more than 1 blended learning course at any given time?

Yes, you can, provided you ensure that the blended learning courses you signed up for does not have clashing schedules.

Can I do the blended learning at my own time and pace?

Yes, you can. You are free to mix and match the different modules that make up the BCM-5000 Blended Learning course. But do note that you are to finish the course within 3 months from your initial registration of the first module of the course.

Is there a specific timing that I need to dedicate to the webinar?

You would need to refer to our course schedule for the specific time and date for it. 

Do you have a sample of blended learning? Video sample?

Currently, there is no sample but we will update this page as soon as we have them ready.

Who would be my facilitator and would I have access to my facilitator outside of the online training/workshop?

Your facilitators would be of the same standard as the ones you would be getting in our "brick and mortar" course, for a list of our facilitators you may like to refer to this link.

They would be available to you outside of the training/workshop hours only via email.

How much time (in hours) do I need to complete the BCM-5000 Blended Learning?

Here is a breakdown of the time spent:


Module Mode of Study Flexible (Hours) Fixed Timing (Hours)
IC_BCM_Module 1 E-learning/ Self Study 6 -
IC_BCM_Module 2

Facilitated Online Workshop (4 Hours Completion of Templates + 4 Hours Schedule Online Classes)

4 (Completion of Template) 4 (1-hour x 4 separate online sessions)
IC_BCM_Module 3 Web Training and Discussion Workshop (3 Hours Self Study + 4 Hours Schedule Online Classes) 3 4 (2-hour x 2 separate online sessions)
IC_BCM_Module 4 Web Training and Discussion Workshop (3 Hours Self Study + 4 Hours Schedule Online Classes) 3 4 (2-hour x 2 separate online sessions)
  Total Hours 16 12
Why do I need to stretch the time needed to complete the Blended Learning Course?

The stretch timing allows you to have more time to digest and revise the concepts taught.


Pre-Requisites and Certifications

What do I need to do to attend the course?

Register online for the course with the link "Register Now".  You will be invoiced and would need to make an upfront payment of Singapore dollar SGD 3,850. Payment can be made via Paypal, Credit Card, Cheque and Bank/Telegraphic Transfers.

What do I need, in terms of technical specifications, to attend the course?

You would need a stable internet connection for the E-learning, Facilitated Online Workshop and Web Training and Discussion Workshops.

What is the prerequisite for the course?

There is no pre-requisite for the course. Anyone who has an interest in BCM is welcome to join.

What certificate do I get when I finish the course and is the certificate awarded the same as the one from a "brick and mortar" course?

You would be awarded the Business Continuity Certified Planner (BCCP) certificate, the same internationally recognised certificate you would get if you have attended, completed and passed the Qualifying Business Continuity Certified Expert (BCCE) certificate.


Blended Learning Regulations

Can I only attend the modules that I like or do I have to complete all components?

BCCE-1No this is not possible as each module are linked and that failure to complete each module would not allow you to obtain the internationally recognized Business Continuity Certified Planner and eventually the Business Continuity Certified Expert*

*See Business Continuity Certified Expert certification pre-requisites for details.

What happens if I attend half of the learning and fail to complete the other half within the 3 weeks given? Do I still get a certificate or do I have to re-register and pay to attend the whole course again from Day 1?

Where you stop in your blended learning journey would determine if you would get a certificate or not. For re-registration queries, do contact our friendly course consultants at who would be able to guide you based on your situation.

Can I opt-out of blended learning halfway and rejoin in a brick and mortar class on a later date?

No, you cannot opt-out halfway. The course is not structured to allow such changes.

If I already earn and is a BCCP certificate holder, can I do part of the course?

BCCPYou can only join from Module 2 as the pre-requisite to attend Module 3 and 4 is the completion of Module 2.  Please speak to the Program Admin team from BCM Institute.


The next section is purely for Singaporeans and Singapore Permanent Residents who are seeking up to 90% from the Singapore Government.


New call-to-actionSingapore Government Funding for BCM-5000 Blended Learning Course

This section is applicable for Singaporeans and Singapore Permanent Resident (PR) only.

Click the button "Government Funding Available" to find out more about the funding that is available from the Singapore government.  This includes the CITREP+, SkillsFuture Credit and UTAP.

CITREP+ Funding from IMDA

singapore_flagCurrently, the main funding (up to 90%) available is Singapore's IMDA CITREP+ funding. This is the same funding available for the "brick and mortar" BCM-5000 ISO 22301 BCMS Expert Implementer course.

To know more about CITREP+ funding and who is eligible to claim, do read about it here.

What if I fail the examination meant to claim for my IMDA CITREP+ funding?
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Your course fees include a free re-examination (i.e. 2nd try at the examination). Those who fail at their first try would also be given an analysis of which parts they are weak at as well as access to online recorded revision sessions. 

Feedback and results received showed that these helped tremendously for those who came back to do their re-examination. 

New call-to-actionBut if in the case that you do fail again, you would need to make a Singapore Dollar (SGD) 250 re-examination fee payment. You are able to send in the passing re-examination result to make your IMDA claim as long as it is done within 1 year of you starting the course. 

What is the difference between the BCM-5000 Blended Learning and WSQ course?

BCM Institute is also the Authorised Training Organisation (ATO) for SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) Singapore Workforce Skill Qualification (WSQ) courses.  We are using the latest ISO 22301: 2019 standard while WSQ uses the Singapore WSQ requirements with no or little discussion on how it relates to ISO. This course also prepares you to understand how to work with senior management and manage maturing BCM programs.  It is competency-based training.

Why is there a difference in assessment for Singapore and non-Singapore course participants?

The Singaporean and Singapore Permanent Resident claiming the IMDA CITREP+ funding has to complete and show proof of passing the online Qualifying Business Continuity Certified Expert examination before funds can be reimbursed to them.


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