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BCS Business Analysis Diploma Bootcamp

Course Dates, Location & Prices

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Please call for available dates Peterborough, Cambridgeshire £4,295 + VAT Good Availability

Attendees who already hold the BCS Foundation Certificate in Business Analysis will receive a discount of £345 and will be required to attend only the morning of the final day.

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Course Overview

This six day residential course includes the four modules required for the BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis. The modules of Business Analysis Practice, Requirements Engineering, Modelling Business Processes and the Foundation Certificate in Business Analysis are completed, including the exams for each of the four certificates.

The course starts on Sunday afternoon and finishes on Friday evening.

Following successful completion of the modular exams included in this course delegates must book and pay for the final oral exam required for the Diploma qualification direct with the BCS. This must be completed within twelve months.

Intended Audience

The course is suitable for those who already have at least some business analysis experience and are looking to gain the modular certificates required for the BCS Diploma in Business Analysis in as short a time as possible. The course is intensive and highly exam focussed.

Course Objectives

Each BCS module has a number of learning objectives:

Business Analysis Practice (Strategic Business Analysis)

  • Describe how a business strategy is developed
  • Apply strategic analysis techniques
  • Explain 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 conceptual modelling of business systems
  • Describe how recommendations for business improvements 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

Requirements Engineering

  • Explain the importance of linking requirements to the Business Case
  • Describe the roles and responsibilities of key stakeholders in the requirements engineering process
  • Explain the use of a range of requirements elicitation techniques and the relevance of the techniques to business situations
  • Analyse, prioritise and organise elicited requirements
  • Document requirements
  • Identify problems with requirements and explain how requirements documentation may be improved
  • Create a model of the features required from a system
  • Interpret a model of the data requirements for an information system
  • Describe the principles of Requirements Management and explain the importance of managing requirements
  • Describe the use of tools to support Requirements Engineering
  • Explain the process and stakeholders involved in Requirements Validation

Modelling Business Processes

  • Identify and model core business processes at an organisational level
  • Identify and model business processes at the process level
  • Identify the events that trigger the business processes
  • Identify the outcomes from the business processes
  • Model the actors, tasks and process flows that comprise a business process
  • Analyse the tasks within a business process
  • Identify the business rules applied within tasks
  • Analyse the performance issues of individual tasks
  • Identify the performance measures applied within a business process
  • Analyse and improve business processes

Foundation Certificate in Business Analysis

Holders of this certificate should be able to demonstrate an understanding of

  • the role and competencies of a business analyst
  • strategy analysis
  • business system and business process modelling
  • stakeholder analysis
  • investigation and modelling techniques
  • requirements engineering
  • business case development

Course Structure

This course follows the defined BCS syllabus for each of the modular certificates. A case study is used throughout and delegates complete a range of practical individual and group exercises.

Course Preparation

Before attending this course delegates will be expected to purchase and thoroughly read the BCS publication 'Business Analysis – Third Edition' prior to the course.

Examination & Accreditation Details

This course includes the BCS modular certificate exams for Business Analysis Practice, Requirements Engineering, Modelling Business Processes and the Foundation Certificate in Business Analysis.

The format of the Requirements Engineering, Business Analysis Practice and Modelling Business Processes examinations is a one hour written (open book) examination based on a business scenario with 15 minutes reading time. Candidates have access to any written course material or books of their choosing during the exam. Candidates must achieve a 50% mark to pass the exam.

The format for the Foundation Certificate in Business Analysis examination is a one hour multiple-choice exam consisting of 40 questions. The exam is closed book (no materials can be taken into the examination room). Candidates need to achieve a minimum of 26 marks out of 40 to pass the exam.

This course does not include the final oral exam which must be booked and taken directly with the BCS within 12 months of completing this course. The cost of the oral exam is £300 (subject to change by BCS). Attendees may either attend a free of charge oral exam preparation day at one of our scheduled events in London or alternatively receive one of our guides on how to pass the oral exam.


The course takes place 16:00 – 19:30 on Sunday and 8:30 – 19:30 Monday to Friday. The course is residential and delegates will be expected to complete some homework in the evening.

Accommodation Information

This course takes place in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire. Hotel accommodation on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis is included. The course takes place in the conference facilities within the hotel. Lunch and refreshments during the day are also provided. Free on-site parking is available and the venue is situated within 5 minutes of Peterborough railway station.

Peterborough has excellent transport links by car from the A1 and A47 and is easily accessible by train. Direct trains from London Kings Cross 50 minutes, Birmingham 1h 40 minutes, Leeds 1h 30 minutes.

Alternative Fast-Track Options

If you prefer non-residential courses a 10 day fast-track option is available. Please click here for more information.

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