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BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis

Become a certified Business Analyst with a recognised Diploma course — Accredited.


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150 hours · Self-paced
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12 months
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BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis
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  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) not included in price, and must be purchased separately

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The BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis online course offers a comprehensive and globally recognised qualification designed to enhance your skills and career prospects in business analysis. This program is ideal for both newcomers and experienced professionals seeking to deepen their understanding and expertise.

The diploma program includes four key courses: the BCS Foundation Certificate in Business Analysis, which introduces core concepts and principles; the BCS Practitioner Certificate in Business Analysis Practice, focusing on advanced analysis techniques; the BCS Practitioner Certificate in Modelling Business Processes, which teaches effective process modelling; and the BCS Practitioner Certificate in Requirements Engineering, covering essential requirements gathering and management skills. Together, these courses shape the BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis, providing a solid foundation and advanced knowledge to excel in business analysis.

Becoming a business analyst in the UK is a smart choice now due to the increasing demand for skilled professionals who can drive business efficiency and innovation in a rapidly evolving market. According to a recent report, the demand for business analysts in the UK has surged by 20% over the past year, reflecting the critical role they play in navigating digital transformation, regulatory changes, and competitive pressures. The role offers excellent career prospects, competitive salaries, and opportunities for professional growth. Moreover, the UK's robust economy and thriving tech industry provide a dynamic environment where business analysts can make a significant impact, ensuring job stability and long-term career success.

What's included in this course?

  1. BCS Foundation Certificate in Business Analysis course.
  2. BCS Practitioner Certificate in Business Analysis Practice course.
  3. BCS Practitioner Certificate in Modelling Business Processes course.
  4. BCS Practitioner Certificate in Requirements Engineering course.
  5. BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis Oral Prep course.

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BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis

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Certification of completion

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BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis

BCS Foundation Certificate in Business Analysis
The BCS Foundation Certificate in Business Analysis provides a comprehensive introduction to the fundamental principles and techniques used in business analysis. This course is designed for those new to the field or looking to formalise their experience with a recognised qualification. It covers key topics such as understanding the role of a business analyst, exploring different business analysis techniques, and learning how to support successful business change. The foundation certificate sets the stage for more advanced studies and equips you with the essential skills to start a career in business analysis.

BCS Practitioner Certificate in Business Analysis Practice
The BCS Practitioner Certificate in Business Analysis Practice builds on the foundational knowledge by diving deeper into advanced business analysis practices. This course focuses on developing strategic business analysis skills, including how to identify business problems, analyse business needs, and propose effective solutions. It emphasises practical application through case studies and real-world scenarios, helping you to understand how to influence business strategy and drive successful project outcomes. This practitioner-level certificate is ideal for those looking to enhance their analytical skills and apply them in a strategic business context.

BCS Practitioner Certificate in Modelling Business Processes
The BCS Practitioner Certificate in Modelling Business Processes is designed to enhance your ability to map, model, and analyse business processes. This course teaches you how to create detailed process maps that can be used to identify inefficiencies and areas for improvement within an organisation. You will learn various modelling techniques and standards, such as BPMN (Business Process Model and Notation), to ensure clarity and consistency in your process documentation. By the end of the course, you will be equipped to help organisations streamline their operations and improve overall efficiency through effective process modelling.

BCS Practitioner Certificate in Requirements Engineering
The BCS Practitioner Certificate in Requirements Engineering focuses on the critical area of gathering, analysing, and managing business requirements. This course provides in-depth knowledge on how to elicit requirements from stakeholders, document them clearly, and manage changes to requirements throughout the project lifecycle. You will learn techniques for ensuring that requirements are complete, consistent, and aligned with business objectives. This certificate is essential for anyone involved in defining and managing project requirements, ensuring that solutions meet business needs and deliver expected value.

BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis Oral Prep Course

To achieve the BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis, candidates are required by the BCS to pass an oral exam in addition to completing the necessary above certifications. This oral exam is a crucial component of the certification process, as it assesses your ability to apply business analysis principles and techniques in practical scenarios. Our exclusive oral prep course is designed to help you excel in this exam. With our course, you'll be well-prepared to demonstrate your expertise and confidently achieve the BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis title.

What are business analysts currently earning in the UK?

Salaries for business analysts in the UK can vary significantly based on location, such as higher rates in London, and by industry or organisation. Here is a breakdown by experience level:

Junior Business Analyst: Entry-level business analysts can expect to earn around £25,000 to £30,000 per year. These roles typically involve learning and applying basic business analysis techniques under supervision.

Mid-level Business Analyst: With 4–9 years of experience, mid-level business analysts earn an average salary of approximately £41,300 annually. These professionals handle more complex projects and start to take on leadership responsibilities.

Senior Business Analyst: Senior business analysts, with 10–20 years of experience, can earn between £65,000 and £100,000 or more annually. They are responsible for strategic decision-making, managing large projects, and leading teams.

Who is this course for?

The BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis online course is designed for a diverse range of individuals looking to excel in the field of business analysis.

Aspiring Business Analysts: This course provides a solid foundation in business analysis principles, helping newcomers develop the essential skills and knowledge needed to start a successful career in business analysis.

Experienced Business Analysts: For those already working in the field, this diploma formalises their expertise, offering a globally recognized qualification that can enhance career prospects and professional credibility.

Project Managers: Understanding business analysis helps project managers better define project requirements, align projects with business goals, and ensure successful project outcomes by effectively managing stakeholders' needs.

Systems Analysts: This course equips systems analysts with advanced techniques to analyse and design IT systems that align with business objectives, ensuring that technological solutions meet the actual needs of the business.

Consultants: Business consultants can benefit from this diploma by gaining a deeper understanding of business analysis methodologies, enabling them to provide more strategic and effective advice to their clients, ultimately driving business improvement and success.

Requirements

This course has no prerequisites. Enjoy your training on any device, whether it's a mobile phone, iPad, Apple Mac, or PC. Internet connection required.

Career path

  • Business Analyst
  • Senior Business Analyst
  • Project Manager
  • Systems Analyst
  • Business Consultant
  • Requirements Engineer
  • Process Analyst
  • Business Architect
  • Product Manager
  • IT Business Analyst

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