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BCS Certificate In Commercial Awareness

Key points about this course

Duration: 2 Days*

Pre-course Reading: 2-5 Hours

Accredited: Yes

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  • Includes courseware, pre-course materials, exam, & completion certificate.
  • Delegates will also receive a BCS Membership for 1 year.
  • We are fully accredited by BCS for this Commercial Awareness course.

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BCS Certificate in Commercial Awareness Course Overview

This is a two-day course that explores the commercial and organisational knowledge required to be a successful Business Analyst. It focuses on the critical areas of business finance and organisational behaviour and considers the structure, operation, and actions of businesses in terms of Business Analysis.

This course involves teaching delegates three innovative techniques for the evaluation of financial cases, the external and internal impacts for achieving effective organisational evaluation, and the methods for interpreting financial accounts. This BCS Commercial Awareness course is one of four modules that can be taken in order to achieve the BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis.

On completion of this course, delegates will be able to:

  • Understand the techniques used to evaluate a financial case
  • Understand cash flow forecasting and budgeting
  • Interpret financial accounts
  • Define the elements and usage of Porter’s Five Forces Framework, Value Chain, and the Boston Consulting Group’s Matrix
  • Understand the specified business performance ratios
  • Understand performance measures and the use of the Balanced Business Scorecard
  • Define the different management structures and their characteristics

BCS Certificate in Commercial Awareness Course Outline

This course will explore the following areas:

Business Finance:

  • Evaluating a Financial Case
  • Budgeting, Costing, and Pricing
  • Financial Reporting and Analysis

Organisational Behaviour:

  • Market Analysis and Competitive Advantage
  • Organisational Behaviour and Culture
  • Group Formation
  • Principles of Organisational Structure
  • Operating Models

Who is this Business Analysis Training course for?

This Business Analysis training course is suited to beginners, with little to no experience in the field. Although, Business Analysts and others who currently possess a career in a relevant area can also enrol on this training course to improve their understanding of Commercial Awareness.


There are no entry requirements for this course and so anybody with any level of previous experience or understanding can attend. 

Business Analysis is all about identifying business objectives, achieving such objectives, and finding solutions to business problems.
Yes, this course is accredited by BCS (The Chartered Institute for IT).
Yes, we offer this course in a multitude of locations across the UK and globally. This means that it’s easy to find a suitable training venue for you.
As part of enrolling on a Business Analysis training course, you will be provided with engaging sessions led by experienced instructors who will support you through training to help you pass the exam. Furthermore, by gaining a Business Analysis certification you will gain one year’s free BCS Associate membership. Refreshments and courseware are provided. BCS accredited exams are also included in the price of this course.

BCS Certificate in Commercial Awareness Examination

The BCS Certificate in Commercial Awareness exam is:

  • 1 hour in duration
  • Multiple choice
  • 40 questions
  • Has a pass mark of 65%
  • Closed book

What's included in this Business Analysis Training Course?

This training course includes:

  • The BCS Certificate in Commercial Awareness Examination
  • The Knowledge Academy's Commercial Awareness Courseware
  • Pre-Course Material
  • BCS Membership for 1 Year
  • BCS Completion Certificate
  • Experienced Instructor
  • Refreshments

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Key points about this course

Duration: 2 Days*

Pre-course Reading: 2-5 Hours

Accredited: Yes

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"Really good course and well organised. Trainer was great with a sense of humour - his experience allowed a free flowing course, structured to help you gain as much information & relevant experience whilst helping prepare you for the exam"

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"...the trainer for this course was excellent. I would definitely recommend (and already have) this course to others."

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