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Comparison Between BCM Advanced Level Training Vs WSQ Competency-based Training

This table shows the differences between attending CITREP+ funded [from IMDA] BCM Advanced Level Certification Course (BCM-5000)  Versus WSQ [from SSG] Competency-based training. 

It offers two routes of attaining BCM Institute's professional qualification with the support of two different source of funding from the Singapore government.  WSQ funding is from SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) and CITREP+ is from Info-communications Media Development Authority (IMDA)

Suhana Sunreh

WSQ_GUIDE_BCMThis is the blog you should be reading if you intend to seek funding for both CITREP+ from IMDA or WSQ from SkillsFuture Singapore.  You need to be a Singaporean or a Singapore Permanent Resident (PR).

BCM_CL_RotationIn view of the introduction of competency based training, we were often asked about the possibility of getting into BCM Institute's certification program.  We will need to emphasized that the competency-based training funding by SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) is independent of our certification program.  However, upon completion of the competency based training and you are still keen on pursuing our certification program, there is a "bridging" route for you.

Yes there are 2 ‘routes’ to getting your intermediate level BCM certification or Business Continuity Certified Specialist (BCCS) certification. One will be via the competency track and another will be the certification track. But what are the differences between these 2 tracks and which one should you be attending?

The main differences that may affect your decision in following either one of the tracks will probably be course duration and course fee itself. Perhaps the comparison below could give you a better picture to decide the best track that you should be on.

 

Track

Competency

Certification

Course Code

WSQ

WSQ-BCM-310, BCM-320 and BCM-330

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BCM-5000 ISO22301 Business Continuity Management System Manager Expert Implementer

Course code for blended learning: BL-B-5

Course Duration

Attend three separate day of course with 1.5 hour assessment on a separate date

Classroom: 4 consecutive days + 3.5 hours exam on a separate date

Blended Learning: 4 modules spanning over a 10 week period + 3.5 hours exam on a separate date

Course Content and Assessment/ Examination
Course Content

Fundamental theory of BCM and basic understanding on how to implement the five key component:

[1] Risk Analysis and Review;

[2] Business Impact Analysis;

[3] BC Strategy,

[4] Plan Development and

[5] Testing and Exercising.

 

BCM-310 BCM-320 BCM-300
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[Click to find out more about the course content for Day 1 to 3]

Fundamental theory of BCM on the 1st day followed by practical hands on BCM phase (similar to the five component mentioned in the competency-based training) template use on 2nd day .

In Day or Module 3 and 4, participants are learning to manage and maintain BCM plan from its initial stage of implementation right through its various stages of maturity on the last 2 days.

 

Course Content
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Assessment and Examination

1 WSQ Assessment for all 3 courses 

+ 1 Qualifying Business Continuity Certified Specialist (BCCS) Exam [Not part of the WSQ scheme]

1 Qualifying Business Continuity Certified Expert (BCCE) Exam

I complimentary re-examination (If necessary)

Certification Awarded and Eligibility
Certification Awarded Upon Passing

BCCP Business Continuity Certified Planner Certification

BCCP Business Continuity Certified Planner Certification

Highest Eligible Certification

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BCCS Business Continuity Certified Specialist Certification

BCCE Business Continuity Certified Expert Certification
Course Fee (Before and After Funding)
Cost before funding

SGD 2,400 + SGD 200 (exams fees) = SGD 2,600

Refer to Company-sponsored or Self-sponsored for a detailed explanation.

SGD 3,850 

Refer to What is the Specific Funding for the Advanced Level BCM Certification Course for detailed explanation.

Cost after funding (for Singaporean age 40 years and above)

SGD 900 + SGD 200 = SGD 1100

SGD 850 [Click for additional SkillsFuture Credit funding]

Cost after funding (for Singaporean age 39 years and below)

SGD 1950 + SGD 200 = SGD 2150

SGD 1155

Cost for Corporate In-house training

No difference in fee is still payable in accordance to age group.  Based on the age of 40 year and above or 39 years and below

Irregardless of age group, every participant will pay SGD 850.

Comparison Between WSQ and CITREP+ Funded Programme
Advantages (Course Fee)

SGD 900 nett for all participants above 40 years of age

SGD 850 nett for an expert level training which provide the most comprehensive set of knowledge even if you are a beginner.

Disadvantages (Course Fee)

SGD 1950 for participants below the age of 39 years of age.  Compared to CITREP+ of SGD 850

Have to pay SGD 3,850 first and be refunded SGD 3,000 after completion of course and exam.

Advantages (Course Content)

Useful for beginners

Useful for both beginners and experienced professionals.  Awarded BCCP immediately after completion of course and can proceed to be awarded with a specialist or expert certification baed on your experience. 

Disadvantages (Course Content)

Entry level training to gear participants to the level of BCCS

Have to spent 1 more course days or 6 more contact hours as compare to WSQ

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Can I Advance to expert level via WSQ Competency Track?

Yes, that is possible. You can bridge over to attempt the Qualifying Business Continuity Certified Expert (BCCE) Exam by attending the BCM-400 ISO22301 BCMS Manager course.

 

Please feel free to send us a note if you have any of these questions to sales.ap@bcm-institute.org


 

Find out more about Blended Learning BCM-5000 [BL-B-5]

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  FAQ BL-B-5 BCM-5000FAQ [BL-B-3]
 
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WSQ Course Offerings

         
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  WSQ-BCM-310 WSQ-BCM-320 WSQ-BCM-330 WSQ-BCM-470

Crisis Management

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  WSQ-CM-360 WSQ-CM-460    
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  WSQ-CC-350 WSQ-CC-450    

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