Sign up to our mailing list

Sign up for more info including course updates,
upcoming courses and the latest news from GTA

Search

Digital Skills

BCS Foundation Certificate in Business Analysis

Course details

CPD Points

21

Cost

£1,350

Length

3 Full days (09:00-17:00)

Course Overview

What do Business Analysts do? What skills and competencies do they require to do their role? This 3-day Foundation level course provides you with a 'whistle-stop tour' of the role of the Business Analyst who acts as the link between business needs, users and IT within change initiatives.

The course is fast-paced and through the use of examples and a simple case study introduces you to the contribution that a business analyst makes within a business. You will also consider the tools and techniques available to Business Analysts to assist them in their role.


Course Content

  • Introduction to Business Analysis
  • The role of the Business Analyst - skills and competencies
  • Introducing strategy analysis
  • Introducing the Business Analysis Process Model
  • Investigation techniques
  • Stakeholder analysis and management
  • Modelling business processes
  • Defining the solution
  • Making a business and financial case
  • Establishing the requirements
  • Documenting and managing requirements
  • Modelling requirements
  • Delivering the requirements
  • Delivering the business solution
  • Exam


Course Benefits

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Recognise the skills and competencies required of the business analyst
  • Describe how a business strategy is developed
  • Adopt a business analysis process modal approach to change initiatives
  • Capture business system issues
  • Consider the perspectives of key individuals who will be affected or are interested in the change project and document their views
  • Use techniques for the analysis and modelling of business systems
  • Describe the contents of a business case which would be used to justify a project


Assessment

At the end of the course you may sit a multiple-choice examination to obtain the BCS Business Analysis Foundation Certificate. This qualification provides a foundation to the BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis and covers the knowledge-based element of the qualification.

BCS Business Analysis Foundation Exam (One Hour Multiple Choice).

If you are taking the BCS exam you must bring photographic identification with you (passport, driving license or student card), as it is a BCS requirement to produce it for the invigilator prior to the exam. Failure to produce a valid form of photographic identification will result in a candidate not being able to sit the exam.

Prerequisites

You will need to be able to commit to some homework (reading and revision) each night during the course (approx. 1 hour per evening)

Pre-course reading

You will be provided with pre-course reading prior to attending the course. If you have not received your pre-reading material within one week of the start of your course please contact [email protected].


Next Steps

If you would like to book a place on this course please click on the ‘Book Course’ button to the right of this page and login or register for a user account to complete your booking(s). Any queries please do not hesitate to contact us via [email protected] or call us on 01481 721555.

If no date is scheduled for this course at the present time please click on the ‘Register Interest’ button and login or register for a user account so that we can add you to our course interest register. This register allows us to contact our tutors and finalise dates for a course as soon as we have a few people who have expressed their interest, so the more delegates who register their interest, the sooner we can schedule a particular course.


Course Tutor

  • QA The UK’s leading tech skills organisation

    QA are a training provider who create capabilities, build confidence and break down barriers to opportunity.

    QA shape the next generation of technologists, leaders and innovators through training. They know that if they get it right for the individual, they will get it right for our customers. QA exist at the forefront of the digital revolution and provide the skills to build a new digital culture and enrich society – one learner at a time.

Upcoming Courses

Some courses we run are scheduled based on demand. Please ensure you register your interest to ensure we know which courses you would like to attend.