BCS Business Analysis Practice | part of the BCS Diploma in Business Analysis

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3 days, Full-time
BCS Practitioner Certificate in Business Analysis Practice
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150 Corporation Street
West Midlands
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Bishopsgate Court
4-12 Norton Folgate
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TCC’s BCS Business Analysis Practice (formerly ISEB Business Analysis Practice) course provides the fundamental skills and framework needed by effective business analysts engaged in a business change project. An integral case study allows delegates to apply best practice analysis techniques, working with others to model an organisation and identify the opportunities for business improvement. The course follows the business analyst's involvement throughout the project, right through to post-implementation benefits realisation.

What’s Included?

In the classroom:

  • Expert Business Analysis trainer
  • Copies of all presentation slides (exclusive to TCC)
  • Comprehensive written notes (exclusive to TCC)
  • Practical classroom group exercises
  • A realistic case study which runs consistently throughout our BCS business analysis courses
  • Maximum class size of 12

At TCC training venues:

  • A modern and comfortable training room
  • Buffet or restaurant lunch and light breakfast selection*
  • Hot & cold refreshments throughout the day

* Light breakfast selection available on city centre courses in Birmingham.

What TCC Customers Are Saying:

“The course was very detailed and links well to other BA courses. Very relaxed atmosphere conducive to questions and learning. Good that the exercises are consistent throughout all courses. Homework good. Really enjoyable course. I'm looking forward to the next one.” – Nathalie N

* SAVE UP TO 38% with our BCS Diploma in Business Analysis Training Passport *

To be awarded the Diploma in Business Analysis, you must complete four BCS Business Analysis training courses:

  • BCS Business Analysis Practice (3 Days)
  • BCS Requirements Engineering (3 Days)
  • BCS Commercial Awareness (2 Days)
  • BCS Modelling Business Processes (2 Days)

You are then eligible to sit the BCS Business Analysis Diploma Oral Examination covering all four modules.

This course can be purchased as part of a Training Passport, which includes the training and examinations for all four courses leading to the BCS Diploma in Business Analysis for only £2,595 + VAT. A Training Passport allows you to register for any of the dates on our public schedule, at a considerable saving over booking each course and exam individually.

You can complete the courses in any sequence. However, we recommend starting with either Business Analysis Practice or Requirements Engineering.


BCS Practitioner Certificate in Business Analysis Practice

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Course Objectives

This course will enable delegates to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of business strategy and strategic analysis techniques
  • Act as effective members of a team investigating an organisation's business systems with a view to recommending business improvements
  • Apply techniques in order to analyse and model business systems
  • Identify recommendations for business improvement
  • Assist in the production of a rigorous business case covering the development and implementation of business changes
  • Identify how business requirements may be supported by IT systems
  • Prepare for the BCS Certificate in Business Analysis Practice

Course Content


A lifecycle for business change

The role of the Business Analyst vs. the Systems Analyst

Purpose of analysing and modelling business systems

Strategic Analysis in Context

Environment analysis and SWOT

Overview of areas strategy including IS strategy

Critical success factors and key performance indicators

The Balanced Business Scorecard

Project Discipline for Business Analysis

Terms of reference/project initiation

Business and project objectives

Deliverables from business analysis

Understanding the Situation and Business Perspectives

Stakeholder analysis and investigative techniques

Identifying and defining business perspectives

Identifying and resolving conflicts

Analysing and Modelling Business Activities

Identifying activities and dependencies

Building a Business Activity Model (BAM)

Business events / activity indicators

Rules and constraints

Identifying Potential Solutions

Creative approaches to problem solving

Gap analysis

Defining a new business model

Identifying Requirements for the New Business Model

Presenting the business case and options for change

Cost-benefit, risk and impact analysis

Risk analysis and management

Accepting the Business Case

Testing the system for user acceptance

Managing the implementation of change and benefits realisation

Who is this course for?

  • Business Analysts and Systems Analysts
  • Business Managers
  • Developers
  • Project Managers and Team Leaders
  • Quality Assurance and Quality Control Managers


There are no pre-requisites for the course.

Career path

Business Analyst

£43,861 - £52,682 estimated salary based on Reed salary checker (top 4 locations).

What do they do?

Business Analysts (known as BAs) are responsible for analysing a business’s processes and investigating how they work. They then identify improvements that can be made and present the case for these improvements back to the business.

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