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BCS Certificate in Business Analysis Practice

Online Learning  |  Includes tutor support  |  1 year access

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Course Code BAPFVBL

Business Analysts are increasingly required to extend themselves beyond their traditional role of developing and maintaining IT systems. They need the capability to understand the business strategy, use proven techniques to analyse the business area, and identify changes to business processes needed to meet internal and external challenges.

This course develops the skills needed to work with senior business and IT staff to analyse and model business activities. Delegates will learn how to investigate business problems, and how to identify and recommend appropriate creative solutions. At the end of the course delegates may sit an examination to attain the BCS Business Systems Development Certificate in Business Analysis Practice.

This course does not include the BCS Certificate in Business Analysis Practice exam. For video based learning with exam please view

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There are no prerequisites for attending this course. This course is designed for anyone wishing to acquire the knowledge and skills needed to be a Business Analyst and/or acquire the BCS diploma in Business Analysis. Delegates wishing to acquire the skill set required for analysing and addressing business problems and wishing to attain the BCS Business Systems Development Certificate in Business Analysis Practice would benefit from attending this course.


  • Describe how a business strategy is developed
  • Use strategic analysis techniques
  • Describe the need for project discipline
  • Explain techniques to investigate an organisation's business systems
  • Describe an approach to improving business systems
  • Explain the importance of stakeholder management and use a stakeholder analysis technique
  • Use techniques for the analysis and modelling of business systems
  • Describe how recommendations for business improvement may be identified
  • Describe the contents of a rigorous business case for the development and implementation of business changes
  • Identify costs, benefits, impacts and risks for an option in a business case
  • Outline

    Video comprises of 15 Units 30 Modules 3hrs of study plus additional time for exercises and case studies

    • Business Analysis Rationale: Course Overview; Business Analysis Context; Analysing Business Systems and Processes

    • Understanding the Strategic Context: Business Strategy; Strategy Analysis Tools; How the Tools Relate

    • Project Discipline: Analyst Involvement in Projects

    • Analysing and Modelling Stakeholders and Business Activities: Investigating and Representing the Situation; Stakeholder Analysis and Management; Representing Perspectives; Business Activity Modelling

    • Solutions and the Business Case: Identifying Potential Solutions; Communicating Requirements; Business Case Structure; Business Case Components

    Delivery Method

    Delivery method

    Online learning

    Online content and modular video that can be streamed directly to your computer or mobile device so you can learn wherever you are.

    Total price: £499

    BCS Certificate in Business Analysis Practice Online Learning
    Code: BAPFVBL

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