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BCS Certificate in Business Analysis Practice

Online Learning  |  Includes classroom exam & tutor support  |  1 year access

About this Bundle

Course Code BAPFBVBL

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.

Once purchased, the Video Based Learning and associated exam are active for a 12-month period only, you are required to have sat your exam within this timeframe.

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Exam(s) included

Tutor Support


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


Video comprises of 15 Units 30 Modules

  • 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

This Video Based product includes a classroom based examination:

Important exam information to note:

The examination will be booked at a QA Centre most convenient to you.

This exam is an 'open book' examination and candidates are advised to purchase the BCS Business Analysis (3rd edition) available from most online bookstores from around £25.

We have 26 locations across the country. Please contact us via email: for further information.

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: £649

BCS Certificate in Business Analysis Practice Online Learning with classroom exam

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