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BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis

The industry-recognised certification that truly demonstrates the knowledge, skills and capabilities of an effective Business Analyst.

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The BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis is the industry-recognised certification that truly demonstrates the knowledge, skills and capabilities of an effective Business Analyst. It is designed to offer flexibility to develop skills in the key areas that are relevant to both the individual and the organisation.

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To gain the full BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis accreditation, delegates must take four courses and exams, and then pass an oral examination. The courses must be taken from the selection below and consists of two mandatory core courses, and then one knowledge-based course and one Practitioner course.  We also offer a workshop to help delegates prepare for the oral examination.

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The Complete BCS Business Analysis International Diploma includes:

  • All four courses and exams
  • Exam insurance*
  • Oral exam preparation workshop
  • Diploma oral exam

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Upgrade options are available if you have already taken one or two courses in the Diploma pathway and wish to complete the Diploma.

Upgrade Option 1 – included if you have already taken any one course in the diploma pathway:

  • Three courses and exams
  • Exam insurance*
  • Oral exam preparation workshop
  • Diploma oral exam

Upgrade Option 2 – included if you have taken any two courses:

  • Two courses and exams
  • Exam insurance*
  • Oral exam preparation workshop
  • Diploma oral exam

Alternatively, why not fast-track to the Diploma in just 10-days?

This intensive 10-day residential course, delivered in Bournemouth is a unique way of developing certified Business Analysis skills in a fast and cost-effective way. In addition to the two core courses, we also include the BCS Certificate in Commercial Awareness and the BCS Certificate in modelling Business Processes.

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Looking for a more advanced qualification?

The BCS Advanced International Diploma in Business Analysis is a new certification from the BCS designed for Senior Business Analysts who wish to continue their learning and development.

The Advanced Diploma itself can only be obtained by those already awarded the BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis (where courses are at Foundation and Practitioner level) AND 4 courses at Professional level as follows:

  • 1 course from Personal
  • 1 course from Business
  • 1 course from Analytical
  • An additional course from Business OR Analytical

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*Exam insurance provides one exam re-sit free of charge.

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