BCS Diploma in Business Analysis

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90 Days
BCS Foundation Certificate in Business Analysis
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The Business Analysis Diploma contains all the courses and the exams.

The courses include:

  • BCS Certificate in Business Analysis Practice
  • BCS Certificate in Commercial Awareness
  • BCS Certificate in Modelling Business Processes
  • BCS Certificate in Requirements Engineering

BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis is an internationally recognised certification which demonstrates that the holder has the skills and knowledge required for a successful business analysis career.


BCS Foundation Certificate in Business Analysis


BCS Business Analysis Practice

Course Outline:

The Business Analysis Practice course will cover the following topics:

  • Strategic Context
    • Internal and external environment analysis
    • Key Performance Indicators
    • Critical Success Factors
  • Understanding situations and issues
    • Investigative techniques
    • Holistic View of the business situation
  • Rationale
    • A business change lifecycle
    • The Business Analyst role
    • The Business Analysis framework activites
  • Identifying Potential Solutions
    • Defining a new business model
    • Gap Analysis
    • Identifying IS/IT requirements in order to support the new business model
  • Stakeholder Perspectives
    • Stakeholder Analysis
    • Analysing and modelling business activities

BCS Requirements Engineering

Course Outline:

  • Introduction to requirements
  • Stakeholders in the requirements gathering process
  • Eliciting stakeholder requirements
  • Analysing the requirements gathered
  • Building the hierarchy – types of requirement
  • Applying filters
  • Documenting the requirements
  • Use of models
  • Business process model
  • Use case model
  • Class diagram
  • Validating the requirements
  • Requirements Management
  • Revision

BCS Commercial Awareness

Course Outline

This Commercial Awareness online training course includes the following modules:

  • Introduction to Commercial Awareness
  • The Principles of Commercial Awareness
  • Definitions and Terminology
  • Commercial Awareness Techniques
  • Commercial Awareness Financial Case
  • Commercial Awareness Costing
  • Commercial Awareness Pricing
  • Cash Flow Forecasting
  • Cash Flow Budgeting
  • Financial Accounting Documents Contents
  • Interpret financial Accounts
  • Business Performance Ratios
  • Porter’s Five Forces Framework Elements
  • Porter’s Five Forces Framework Usage
  • Value Chain
  • Boston Consulting Group’s Matrix Usage
  • Boston Consulting Group’s Matrix Elements
  • Balanced Business Scorecard Performance Measures
  • Balanced Business Scorecard Usage
  • Cultural Analysis Approaches Elements
  • Management Structures
  • Management Characteristics
  • Organisations Architectures
  • Overview

BCS Modelling Business Processes

Course outline:

  • Context for Business Process Modelling
    • Definition of a process
    • Business systems and IT systems
    • Logical and Physical processes
    • Process and functional views of an organisation
  • The organisational view
    • Stakeholders
    • Systems within an organisation
    • Scope of processes
    • Value chain analysis
  • Modelling processes
    • Flow charts
    • Scenario descriptions
    • Activity diagrams
    • Business events
    • Business rules
  • Process improvement and redesign
    • Benchmarks
    • To be process models
    • Process redesign patterns
    • Lack of IT support
  • Human aspects of performance
    • Support required
    • Standards
    • Feedback and consequences

Who is this course for?

This course is suited for those looking to improve on their knowledge of Business Analysis and become a certified business analyst.


This course has no prerequisites and is open to everyone.

Career path

When candidates have passed and completed all the exams, they can then become a successful business analyst.

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