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BCS Business Analysis Foundation

6 months online training and official exam | BCS accredited | 5 star reviews | 96% pass rate | Payment plans available

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BCS Foundation Certificate in Business Analysis
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Our BCS accredited Business Analysis Foundation training course is designed to give you the first step into the Business Analysis role, teaching you the relationship between the business, IT and the users.

The Foundation level training course is interactive, and full access to learning resources and a trainer are provided both pre and post course, along with a dedicated account manager.

Once you have completed your course, you can choose a paper or online exam and sit the multiple choice exam to obtain the BCS Business Analysis Foundation Certificate. This first step qualification is a foundation to the BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis.

Our Business Analysis training course will help you find opportunities in our rapidly changing world, by preparing you with the skills modern companies need from their employees to remain competitive.


BCS Foundation Certificate in Business Analysis

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Why Business Analysis?

Business Analysis is a process of identifying opportunities and risks to a project or business and finding solutions to any challenges that may be present. Qualified Business Analysts are in high demand, and for good reason; they can make all the difference to the success and security of business operations. Knowing where to look is the first step in analysing business opportunities and risks successfully. Then, you’ll need to know how to store and share any valuable information. Finally, you’ll need to turn information into a solution that benefits the business in tangible ways.

What if I’m not a Business Analyst?

A Business Analysis certification is ideal if you need to be able to identify risks and opportunities, regardless of your job title. If you’re a business leader considering offering a Business Analysis certification, this course can help unlock skills within your team that can have a significant and positive impact on how they process, store and share information. So it’s definitely worth looking into, even if your organisation doesn’t have traditional Business Analysts as part of its personnel structure,

How can Business Analysis certification help?

As an individual, a Business Analysis accreditation shows that you have the right skills and knowledge to be able to help a company to unlock new opportunities and identify risks. This is extremely valuable and can help you land your dream job or excel in your current role.

As a group training course for teams, the approach of Business Analysis can improve problem-solving abilities or create a consistent process for researching and prioritising information. Objectivity, attention to detail and lateral thinking can all arise from knowledge of Business Analysis methodologies.

How does the Business Analysis training course work?

At Training ByteSize, we offer a Business Analysis Foundation Training Course that will equip you with all the information and skills you need to understand and apply the principles. We also offer a Business Analysis 3rd Edition Handbook to help with preparation and knowledge sharing.

What does the course cover?

This accredited Business Analysis Foundation certification will enable you to get International recognition through the British Computer Society and IIBA.

Whether you are an individual or someone looking for group training, we can offer both e-learning and classroom training to achieve the Foundation exam. On-site training is also available for the higher levels of Business Analysis. Just ask us for more details.

Thousands of students from all over the world have taken our online accredited BA Foundation course, you can take it in your own time, and the animation, voice and exercises keep learning interesting and flowing.

Candidates should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of business analysis principles and techniques. Key areas are:

  • The role and competencies of a business analyst
  • Strategy analysis
  • Business system and business process modelling
  • Stakeholder analysis
  • Investigation and modelling techniques
  • Requirements engineering
  • Business case development
  • Management of business change

What is the format of the Business Analysis Foundation exam?

  • Multiple choice format
  • 40 questions per paper
  • 26 marks or more required to pass (out of 40 available) – 65%
  • 60 minutes duration
  • Closed-book
  • Our average first time pass rate is 96%

How will Business Analysis help me?

Business analysis has become one of today’s hottest subjects, a real link between a firm’s information technology and business objectives, skilled business analysts contribute to the profitability of companies large and small, in most every industry. Business Analyst training will help you find opportunities in our rapidly changing world, by preparing you with the skills modern companies need to remain competitive.

The demand for Business Analysts has grown over 30% in the last couple of years, with a senior Business Analyst commanding salaries in excess of £80,000 a year, and currently demand outstrips supply.

This Foundation course will enable you to get International recognition through the British Computer Society and IIBA, and you will be supported during your online training by experienced BA trainers until you are ready to take the online BA Foundation Exam. Thousands of students from all over the world have taken our online accredited BA Foundation course, you can take it in your own time, and the animation, voice and exercises keep it interesting and flowing.

Online learning explained

An online course or self-managed online learning offers you a convenience that no other training option does; you can login to your dedicated portal and learn at a pace and time that suits you. It is accessible, flexible and efficient, allowing you to move quickly through topics you feel comfortable with and spend more time focusing those that need more time. All our courses are engaging and interactive, with mock exam simulators and full support packages.

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Who is this course for?

This course is relevant to anyone requiring an understanding of Business Analysis This multi-disciplinary group includes:

  • Business analysts
  • Business managers and their staff
  • Business change managers
  • Change implementers/enablers (e.g. portfolio, programme and project managers)


This is the first step for many in their business analysis journey, so there are no pre-requisites for this course.

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An endorsed course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Endorsed courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification - however, the student can usually purchase a certificate showing the awarding body's logo if they wish. Certain awarding bodies - such as Quality Licence Scheme and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.