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Business Analyst

Diploma QLS Level 5 | *FREE PDF Certificate* Tutor Support & Exam | 110 CPD Credits | Free Business Management Course

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Study method
Online, self-paced
450 hours
No formal qualification
110 CPD hours / points
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  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price
  • Tutor is available to students

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Business Analyst

Diploma in Business Analyst QLS Level 5. Additional CPD Accredited Business Analyst Certificate with 110 CPD points available with no extra study. The course comes with easy to understand e-learning study materials.

Boost your professional profile and career outlook for life, by studying at home for an endorsed business diploma! This exclusive Level 5 Diploma in Business Analysis could be your ticket to the big time in almost any business environment worldwide. Enjoy the freedom to study in your own time at a pace that suits your lifestyle, with no deadlines or time restrictions imposed!

Business analysts are responsible for bringing about positive change at all levels within an organisation. Appointed by employers and stakeholders alike, the business analyst must establish objectives (financial or otherwise) and oversee the creation and implementation of solutions accordingly. Ultimately, they work with complex business intelligence data to drive improved performance and profitability on a continuous basis. Typical functions in the field of business analysis may include the development and optimisation of enterprise architecture, establishing immediate and long-term goals, supporting continuous improvement efforts and more general project management. Business analysts are expected to improve existing processes and standards, while at the same time considering and introducing new and improved processes. To become a talented business analyst is to become one of the most sought-after commodities for employers and decision-makers worldwide.

This advanced Level 5 Diploma in Business Analyst is open to newcomers and existing business workers alike. Study the art of effective business analysis, along with its functions and objectives from a contemporary corporate perspective. Enjoy the complete support of your own personally-assigned tutor as you study, working your way towards a fully-endorsed Level 5 Diploma in Business Analysis.

Enrolment is open 365 days a year, making now the perfect time to get started!

Quality Licence Scheme

This course is endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme. The Quality Licence Scheme, endorses high-quality, non-regulated provision and training programmes.



110 CPD hours / points
Accredited by The CPD Standards Office

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Business Analyst

Course Benefits

Our exclusive business courses are open to ambitious candidates from all over the world, with no deadlines to worry about and no entry-requirements to fulfil. Study online for an endorsed Level 5 Diploma in Business Analysis and enjoy the following benefits as standard:

  1. A uniquely flexible and accessible approach to distance learning, with none of the usual deadlines, time constraints or geographical restrictions.
  2. The freedom to study at a pace that suits your lifestyle from anywhere in the world, via our 24/7 online learning platform.
  3. The nurturing support and consultancy of your assigned expert tutor, along with our wider student support team whenever you need us.
  4. Inclusion of all the study materials and supportive documentation needed to complete the course - no hidden fees or additional costs at any time.
  5. The opportunity to study online for an endorsed Level 5 Diploma in Business Analysis, which could dramatically improve your career prospects.

Learning Objectives

This advanced Level 5 Diploma in Business Analysis presents the skills, knowledge and industry insights needed to become a capable and confident business analyst. Candidates are introduced to the functions and objectives of business analysis, along with the potential benefits of effective business analysis. Ultimately, the objective of the course is to prime newcomers and existing business workers for high-level careers in the field.

A series of 11 engaging modules gradually introduces the most important concepts at the heart of successful business analysis. Candidates learn how to analyse internal and external environments, assume a leadership role in business process improvement and handle each business process management phase with confidence. Complete tutor support is provided from start to finish, along with all materials and study aids required to successfully complete the course.

Key skills, knowledge areas and industry insights covered in this advanced Level 5 Diploma in Business Analysis include the following:

  • A thorough introduction to the art of effective business analysis
  • The role of the business analyst in business process improvement
  • A detailed breakdown of each process improvement phase
  • The business-wide benefits of effective business analysis
  • The roles and responsibilities of business analysis personnel

Course Outline

Each of the eleven course modules concludes with an online assessment, which your assigned tutor will mark and return with helpful feedback. The course in its entirety takes place online and can be completed as quickly or gradually as suits your learning style. Topics and knowledge areas covered in each unit are as follows:

Module 1 - Internal and External Environment Analysis

This module covers the following key topics:

  • The Business Environment
  • Types of Businesses and Their Ownership
  • Corporations
  • Co-Operatives
  • Partnerships
  • Importance of Business Environment
  • Types of Business Environment
  • Non-Economic Environment
  • Social Responsibility of a Business
  • Social Responsibilities towards Different Groups
  • Business Ethics
  • Plus more

Module 2 - The Organisational View and Strategic Planning

This module covers the following key topics:

  • An Introduction to Strategic Planning
  • Identifying Our Values
  • Designing Our Vision
  • On a Mission
  • Performing a SWOT Analysis
  • Plus more

Module 3 - Planning and Analysis to Manage Change Effectively

This module covers the following key topics:

  • Development of a Strategic Plan
  • Setting Goals
  • Assigning Roles, Responsibilities, and Accountabilities
  • The Full Picture
  • Gathering Support
  • Making the Change
  • Plus more

Module 4 - Fundamentals of Business Process Improvement

This module covers the following key topics:

  • What is Business Analysis?
  • What is Enterprise Content Management?
  • Enterprise Content Management Model
  • What is Business Process Re-Engineering?
  • Business Process Re-Engineering Model
  • Defining Business Process Management
  • Brief History of Business Process Management
  • What are the Benefits of Business Process Management?
  • The Business Process Life Cycle
  • Plus more

Module 5 - The Vision Phase

This module covers the following key topics:

  • Creating a Vision and Seeing the Big Picture
  • What is a Vision?
  • Creating a Vision
  • Sharing Your Vision
  • Plus more

Module 6 - The Design Phase

This module covers the following key topics:

  • Gathering Information
  • Defining Your Problem
  • Identifying Existing and Future Processes
  • About Process Mapping
  • Creating a Process Map with a Flow Chart
  • Plus more

Module 7 - The Modelling Phase

This module covers the following key topics:

  • Performing What-if Analysis
  • Steps to Performing a What-If Analysis
  • Test Driving
  • Testing the Design
  • Steps for Design Testing
  • Breaking Down the Model
  • Design the Process
  • Implement the Process
  • Benefits of Iterative Design
  • Plus more

Module 8 - The Execution Phase

This module covers the following key topics:

  • Implementing Processes
  • Establish Measurements
  • Train Staff
  • Automating Processes
  • Benefits of Automation
  • Potential Pitfalls of Automation
  • Understanding Business Rules
  • The Role of Business Rules in Workflow Engines
  • The Role of Workflow Engines
  • Steps to Implement a Workflow Engine
  • Plus more

Module 9 - The Monitoring Phase

This module covers the following key topics:

  • Implementing Measures
  • What is Business Activity Monitoring (BAM)?
  • Benefits of Business Activity Monitoring
  • Purpose of Business Activity Monitoring
  • The Balanced Scorecard
  • Benefits of the Balanced Scorecard
  • Identifying Gaps with Process Mining
  • Benefits of Process Mining
  • Plus more

Module 10 - The Optimising Phase

This module covers the following key topics:

  • Optimizing Phase
  • Business Process Improvement
  • Benefits of a Pilot
  • The Final Step
  • Introduction to Lean
  • Cut Out the Waste
  • Introduction to Six Sigma
  • The Six Sigma Approach
  • DMAIC Model
  • Plus more

Module 11 - Process Improvement with Gap Analysis

This module covers the following key topics:

  • Defining Gap Analysis
  • The Business Case for Gap Analysis
  • Types of Gap Analyses
  • Making Connections
  • The Gap Analysis Process
  • Identify the Future State
  • Identify the Current State
  • Measure the Gap
  • Plus more

Who is this course for?

Business Analyst Course

This course is ideal for anyone looking to take a current or prospective career in business to the next level. Whatever your knowledge and experience to date, a detailed grasp of the intricacies of effective Business Analyst could radically change your long-term outlook. Whether pursuing a position with an established employer or interested in starting your own business, your advanced business analysis acumen will prime you for a successful career. With no prior knowledge or experience necessary, this advanced Level 5 Diploma in Business Analysis is open to anyone looking to build a brighter future through quality online education.

We exclusively provide the highest-quality distance learning opportunities for ambitious and enthusiastic candidates worldwide. All course materials are included in the initial fee and your assigned expert tutor will provide all the support you need to successfully complete the course. If you’re ready to take your career in business to the next level, we’re standing by to show you the way.

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Business Analyst Course

No particular entry requirement.

Option 1

Business Analysis Diploma QLS Level 5 endorsed by Quality Licence Scheme

Certificate Fee: £120 + postal charges

Option 2

Business Analysis Diploma issued by OHSC

PDF Certificate - FREE

Hard copy - £25 + postal charges

Option 3

CPD Accredited Certificate

(PDF format)=£30

(Hard copy)=£95 + postal charges

*Postage Charges: National £9, International £15

Career path

Business Analyst

An endorsed Business Analyst Course could prime you for a successful career in almost any business setting. Typical job titles in the field of business analysis include the following:

  • Business Analyst
  • Functional Analyst
  • Product Owner
  • Product Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Systems Analyst
  • IT Business Analyst
  • Process Owner
  • Usability Analyst
  • Business Consultant

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What does study method mean?

Study method describes the format in which the course will be delivered. At Reed Courses, courses are delivered in a number of ways, including online courses, where the course content can be accessed online remotely, and classroom courses, where courses are delivered in person at a classroom venue.

What are CPD hours/points?

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. If you work in certain professions or for certain companies, your employer may require you to complete a number of CPD hours or points, per year. You can find a range of CPD courses on Reed Courses, many of which can be completed online.

What is a ‘regulated qualification’?

A regulated qualification is delivered by a learning institution which is regulated by a government body. In England, the government body which regulates courses is Ofqual. Ofqual regulated qualifications sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), which can help students understand how different qualifications in different fields compare to each other. The framework also helps students to understand what qualifications they need to progress towards a higher learning goal, such as a university degree or equivalent higher education award.

What is an ‘endorsed’ course?

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.