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BCS Certificate in Business Analysis Practice Course Outline

The content of this course includes the following:

Strategic Context:

  • Internal and External Environmental Analysis
  • Key Performance Indicators
  • Critical Success Factors

Understanding Situations and Issues:

  • Investigative Techniques
  • Holistic View of the Business Situation


  • A Business Change Lifecycle
  • The Business Analysts Role
  • The Business Analysis Framework Activities

Identifying Potential Solution:

  • Defining a New Business Model
  • Gap Analysis
  • Identifying IS/IT Requirements to support the New Business Model

Stakeholder Perspectives:

  • Stakeholder Analysis
  • Analysing and Modelling Business Activities

Business Analysis Practice Learning Outcomes

After completing this training course, delegates will be able to:

  • Use strategic analysis techniques
  • Understand the techniques required to investigate the business systems of an organisation
  • Use a stakeholder analysis technique
  • Identify recommendations for business improvement
  • Identify costs, benefits, impacts, and risks

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Who is this BCS business analysis training course designed for?

This training course is for individuals who are already placed in a Business Analysis role and wish to improve their understanding of Business Analysis techniques and its practical application to business operations. Business Analysts would also benefit from possessing this certification. 

BCS Certificate in Business Analysis Practice Prerequisites

There are no previous requirements for this course, but it is suggested that delegates have some experience of practically using business analysis techniques within a workplace environment.

BCS Certificate in Business Analysis Practice Training Overview

This BCS Certificate in Business Analysis Practice training course teaches trainees to be able to identify issues in systems, develop effective business strategies, and manage stakeholders. The content of this course includes information on how to analyse and model business activities, identify potential solutions, and analyse stakeholder perspectives. After completing this Business Analysis training course, delegates will be able to use strategic analysis techniques, understand the techniques required to investigate the business systems of an organisation and identify recommendations for business improvement.

This three-day course can be taken as a one-off training course, or it could be completed as part of the BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis. This is because this course is one of four modules that you are required to take if you wish to obtain the International Diploma. This course is particularly useful for those who want to develop their skills in applying Business Analysis strategy. The primary advantage of obtaining this prestigious qualification is that it allows certification holders to expand their career opportunities.

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What's included in this BCS Business Analysis Practice Training Course

This training course includes: 

  • The BCS Certificate in Business Analysis Practice Examination
  • The Knowledge Academy's Business Analysis Practice Courseware
  • Free BCS Membership for 1 year after taking your first BCS E-Professional Exam
  • BCS Completion Certificate
  • Experienced Instructor
  • Refreshments

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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Official BCS Certificate Business Analysis Practice Exam Information

This BCS Business Analysis Practice exam is formatted in the following way:

  • Type: Multiple-Choice
  • Number of Questions - 40
  • Duration: 60 Minutes
  • Supervised: Yes
  • Open Book: No
  • Pass Mark: 26/40 (65%)

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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.

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BCS Certificate in Business Analysis Practice FAQs


Business Analysis is all about identifying business objectives, achieving such objectives, and finding solutions to business problems. To find out more, visit our Business Analysis training topic page.
The BCS Certificate in Business Analysis Practice is fully accredited by BCS (The Chartered Institute for IT).
The benefits of obtaining the BCS Certificate in Business Analysis Practice include enhanced skills, industry recognition, career advancement, improved employability, practical application, and access to a professional network.
There are no CDUs/PDUs in this Business Analysis Practice course.
The average salary for a Business Analyst in the UK is around £40,000 to £60,000 per year. However, it's important to note that these figures are approximate and can vary significantly. It is advisable to research salary ranges specific to your location and industry for a more accurate understanding of the compensation you can expect as a BCS certified Business Analysis developer in the UK.
Yes, the BCS Certificate in Business Analysis Practice course is suitable for individuals with no prior experience in the field. It provides comprehensive foundational knowledge and skills necessary for beginners to learn business analysis.
Upon completion of the BCS Certificate in Business Analysis Practice Course, individuals can expect to gain an introductory understanding of the fundamentals of business analysis and its applications within an organisation. They will acquire skills that are essential to support successful business change programs, including strategy analysis, stakeholder analysis, business process modelling, requirements engineering and management, and investigation and modelling techniques.
While completing the BCS Certificate in Business Analysis Practice can enhance your skills to support successful business change programs and help you become an expert business analyst, it does not guarantee a job. However, there are career opportunities available, such as becoming a Lead Business Analyst, which requires strong planning, communication, and presentation skills, as well as practical knowledge of project or program management methodologies, tools, and techniques.
After passing the BCS Certificate in Business Analysis Practice exam, delegates are left with a choice to make. This qualification is reputable and impressive; thus, it is likely to help a certificate holder to expand their career boundaries and achieve a job/a more advanced job in the realm of Business Analysis. However, as this certification is classed as a module, counting towards achieving the prestigious BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis, another option is to continue training and work towards achieving this advanced qualification.
We offer the BCS Certificate in Business Analysis Practice in a variety of locations in the UK and worldwide. Therefore, delegates can choose the most suitable location and venue for them.
The price for BCS Certificate in Business Analysis Practice certification in the United Kingdom starts from £1495
The Knowledge Academy is the Leading global training provider for BCS Certificate in Business Analysis Practice.

Why choose us


Best price in the industry

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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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