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BCS Advanced International Diploma in Business Analysis Outline

The course content for the professional certifications differ. Please visit our individual course pages to acquire this information. 

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Who is this certification for?

The Advanced International Diploma in Business Analysis is designed for senior Business Analysts who possess a range of skills and lengthy experience.



Delegates must already hold the BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis, and have five years of experience in the field, with evidence showing their contribution to the Business Analysis community.

Delegates must complete four of the professional certifications in order to acquire this advanced qualification. The professional qualifications are split into three topic sections, Analytical Skills, Business Skills, and People Skills, hence delegates must complete at least one professional certification from each section. For Analytic Skills, delegates can choose from Business Architecture, Advanced Requirements Engineering, Data Analysis, and Agile Business Analysis. Business Skills is comprised of Business Finance and Benefits Planning and Realisation, whilst People Skills covers Stakeholder Engagement and Team Leadership.

BCS Advanced International Diploma in Business Analysis Overview

The BCS Advanced International Diploma in Business Analysis is a demonstrator of expertise, experience, and extensive contribution to the Business Analysis community. This qualification is one of the highest Business Analysis certifications that can be gained, which displays professional proficiencies. It is key that candidates provide evidence of their personal development and commitment to Business Analysis via their active contribution in order to gain this renowned advanced diploma. 


Please note: this is not a one-day training course, as the portfolio review is an ongoing process.

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BCS Advanced International Diploma in Business Analysis Assessment

To gain the Advanced International Diploma in Business Analysis, a portfolio review will need to take place (there is no examination). BCS will review the submitted portfolio to determine whether the candidate is eligible for the certification. They will do this by confirming correct the evidence provided by the candidate. The outcome can be decided from the portfolio review individually, however occasionally BCS can contact the applicant to discuss their inquiry in more detail if they feel necessary. 

Professional Membership Included

Candidates that successfully pass their first exam receive complementary  Professional Membership (usually priced at £152) for 1 year which provides a host of benefits such as:

  • Professional recognition - Tools to gain recognition within the industry include post nominal letters MBCS, and a defined path to Chartered status via Professional membership.
  • Career development - To plan and track progression, members use our Personal Development Plan (PDP), the CPD portal and gain full access to Browse SFIAplus, the online tool that allows them to explore the industry framework for IT skills, training and development.
  • Networking - Top people, great ideas and the latest thinking locally, nationally and online - our global networking opportunities are unrivalled and include branches, specialist groups and the Member Network.
  • Knowledge and best practice - From the latest industry news to our massive online library, the Institute’s information services keep members up to date with best practice, and at the cutting edge of IT.
  • Exclusive discounts and offers - Adding even more value to membership, our discounts and free services enable members to enjoy savings both at work and at home.

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Why choose us

Ways to take this course

Our easy to use Virtual platform allows you to sit the course from home with a live instructor. You will follow the same schedule as the classroom course, and will be able to interact with the trainer and other delegates.

Our fully interactive online training platform is compatible across all devices and can be accessed from anywhere, at any time. All our online courses come with a standard 90 days access that can be extended upon request. Our expert trainers are constantly on hand to help you with any questions which may arise.

This is our most popular style of learning. We run courses in 1200 locations, across 200 countries in one of our hand-picked training venues, providing the all important ‘human touch’ which may be missed in other learning styles.


Highly experienced trainers

All our trainers are highly qualified, have 10+ years of real-world experience and will provide you with an engaging learning experience.


State of the art training venues

We only use the highest standard of learning facilities to make sure your experience is as comfortable and distraction-free as possible


Small class sizes

We limit our class sizes to promote better discussion and ensuring everyone has a personalized experience


Great value for money

Get more bang for your buck! If you find your chosen course cheaper elsewhere, we’ll match it!

This is the same great training as our classroom learning but carried out at your own business premises. This is the perfect option for larger scale training requirements and means less time away from the office.


Tailored learning experience

Our courses can be adapted to meet your individual project or business requirements regardless of scope.


Maximise your training budget

Cut unnecessary costs and focus your entire budget on what really matters, the training.


Team building opportunity

This gives your team a great opportunity to come together, bond, and discuss, which you may not get in a standard classroom setting.


Monitor employees progress

Keep track of your employees’ progression and performance in your own workspace.

What our customers are saying

BCS Advanced International Diploma in Business Analysis FAQs


Yes, recertification must occur every three years in order to attain the certification. Candidates will need to provide evidence of their experience and continuing contribution to the Business Analysis community.
No, there is not an exam for the BCS Advanced International Diploma in Business Analysis. Instead, candidates will need to submit a portfolio, which will be reviewed by BCS.
Yes, the Advanced International Diploma in Business Analysis is provided and accredited by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT.
Delegates must complete four professional certifications, with at least one from each of the specialist sections: Analytic Skills, Business Skills, and People Skills.
Delegate pack consisting of course notes and exercises, Experienced Instructor, and Refreshments
This course is 11 day(s)
Once your booking has been placed and confirmed, you will receive an email which contains your course location, course overview, pre-course reading material (if required), course agenda and payment receipts
The price for BCS Advanced International Diploma in Business Analysis certification in the United Kingdom starts from £3995
The Knowledge Academy is the Leading global training provider in the world for BCS Advanced International Diploma in Business Analysis.

Why choose us


Best price in the industry

You won't find better value in the marketplace. If you do find a lower price, we will beat it.


Trusted & Approved

Our Business Analysis training is accredited by BCS


Many delivery methods

Flexible delivery methods are available depending on your learning style.


High quality resources

Resources are included for a comprehensive learning experience.

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