Official BCS Business Analysis Course Including Exam

The perfect start for a career as a Business Analyst.



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20 hours
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1 year
BCS Foundation Certificate in Business Analysis Business Analysis Foundation
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  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price
  • Tutor is available to students

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(Includes the official BCS Exam worth £174)

Internationally recognised and accredited by the British Computer Society (BCS), the Business Analysis Foundation certificate is for candidates who want to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of business analysis principles and techniques.

The course is approximately 20 hours long, interactive and uses audio and animation to create an interesting and involving training programme. The virtual learning environment brings together forums, discussions, resources, social media, support videos and much more.

This package includes the cost of the BCS examination sat through a PearsonVue examination centre.


BCS Foundation Certificate in Business Analysis Business Analysis Foundation

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Benefits of an online education:

  • Instant access to the accredited multimedia e-learning course for a full year
  • Interactive quizzes
  • Unlike in a classroom, you can pause and rewind as often as you need to
  • Study at your own pace - anywhere, anytime
  • Prepare to pass your exams with confidence by using our extensive exam simulators
  • Studying is broken down into small ‘byte-sizes’ to improve memory retention
  • Unlimited access to the courses and practice exams for 1 year
  • Great for brushing up on skills and preparing for interviews


The Business Analysis Foundation course will provide you with the knowledge and understanding of business analysis principles and techniques.

Business Analysis Curriculum:

  • What is Business Analysis?
  • The Competencies of a Business Analyst
  • Strategy Analysis
  • The Business Analysis Process Model
  • Investigation Techniques
  • Stakeholder Analysis and Management
  • Modelling Business Processes
  • Defining the Solution
  • Making a Business and Financial Case
  • Establishing the Requirements
  • Documenting and Managing Requirements
  • Modelling Requirements
  • Delivering the Requirements
  • Delivering the Business Solution

Our Course and Career Advisors are available to answer any questions you have and can also provide you with advice on other certifications to help you in your career. Don’t let the lack of a valuable qualification hold you back.

Who is this course for?

The Business Analysis Foundation certification is for anyone who requires an understanding of business analysis. This includes Business Analysts, Business Managers and their staff, Business Change Managers and Project Managers.

This course is also suitable for those who are considering a career change to become a Business Analyst and who would like to understand more about the role.

Upon successful completion of your Business Analysis Foundation examination, ITonlinelearning recommends studying the PRINCE2 Foundation training course. This will encourage and equip you with an in-depth knowledge of not just the certification, but also how to apply and implement these principles into the life of a Project Manager.


There are no academic requirements to study this course, but an interest in business analysis is recommended.

Career path

  • Business Analyst
  • Business Improvement Manager
  • Project Worker
  • Project Administrator
  • Project Manager

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What does study method mean?

Study method describes the format in which the course will be delivered. At 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, 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 ABC Awards and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.


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