BCS Requirements Engineering

This BCS certified training course covers the syllabus and exam for the BCS (British Computer Society) Practitioner Certificate in Requirements Engineering.

Course summary

The BCS Certificate in Requirements Engineering course is recommended for those wanting to understand and practise the techniques used by a business analyst on a project – this includes the elicitation, documentation and review of requirements as well as process, use case and data modelling.

Delivery Method

Classroom and Virtual delivery.

Our virtual classroom training courses are delivered via Zoom. Online BCS exams will also require use of Zoom and installation of exam software on the delegate’s laptop or desktop PC.

Course Tutors

Our BCS Requirements Engineering course tutors for both classroom and virtual courses, are practising business change professionals with at least 5 years training delivery experience.

Suitable for

This BCS certified course provides practical tuition in eliciting, analysing and documenting business requirements, including functionals, non-functionals and user stories – it is the most valuable module for those already working as business analysts.

Those completing the training course and passing the BCS exam will be awarded the BCS Certificate in Requirements Engineering, one of the core modules required for the BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis. 

Experienced business analysts, product owners and project managers will also benefit from this course as it teaches practical skills and techniques that can be applied back in the workplace, as well as achieving a recognised accreditation.

Course Dates

3 day(s) 14/08/2024 to 16/08/2024 £995 + VAT Virtual 2 places available Book Now
3 day(s) 23/09/2024 to 25/09/2024 £945 + VAT Virtual 8 places available Book Now
3 day(s) 06/11/2024 to 08/11/2024 £945 + VAT Virtual 9 places available Book Now

What is included?

  • 3-day tutor led training course
  • BCS Requirements Engineering examination, taken at the end of the course
  • Printed course notes and exercise workbook sent to you by post
  • 3 sample exam papers taken and assessed with support and guidance from the course tutor.
  • Experienced tutors who have also worked on business change projects for at least 10 years
  • Maximum 9 delegates per course for virtual and classroom courses
  • Engagement with other delegates to learn from their experiences and to share your own
  • Case studies and exercises to apply techniques learnt
  • Post-course access to careers advice from practising business analysts

Learning Outcomes

Candidates should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding and application of Requirements Engineering principles and techniques in the following areas (with syllabus % weightings):

  1. Define Requirements Approach and Project Scope (5%)
  2. Elicit Requirements (15%)
  3. Record Requirements (Documentation) (10%)
  4. Build Models and Prototypes to Represent Requirements (20%)
  5. Collaborate and Communicate with Stakeholders to Clarify Requirements (7.5%)
  6. Analyse Prioritise and Assure the Quality of Requirements (20%)
  7. Conduct User Analysis and Profiling (7.5%)
  8. Requirements Management and Traceability (15%)

To view the full BCS syllabus for the Certificate in Requirements Engineering please click here.

Click here to view some Requirements Engineering Sample Exam Questions

Buy a full sample exam paper and answers by video tutorial here.

Course preparation

The syllabus for the BCS Certificate in Requirements Engineering course and exam is based on several chapters from the BCS publication ‘Business Analysis, Fourth Edition’. It is strongly recommended that delegates purchase and read the relevant chapters before attending the course. This will greatly increase their chances of passing the exam.

The BCS reading text is not included in the course fee and delegates should obtain their own copy in order to complete the pre-reading.

Additional course information

Courses take place approximately 09:30 – 16:15 each day.

The BCS Requirements Engineering exam is taken online via the BCS’s remote proctoring service allowing attendees to book an exam at a date and time suitable for them.

We generally recommend taking the exam on the same day or soon after.

BCS Examination and Accreditation Details

The BCS Certificate in Requirements Engineering exam is taken after completion of the course.

To support preparation for taking the exam we provide delegates with two sample exam papers during the course and a further set of sample exam questions that they can attempt as homework.

The exam fee is included in the costs shown above. The format of the examination is a one-hour closed-book multiple-choice examination consisting of 40 questions. Candidates need to achieve a minimum of 26 marks out of 40 to pass the examination.

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Part of the BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis

The BCS Certificate in Requirements Engineering is a core (mandatory) module required to complete the BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis. To obtain the full Diploma candidates must also obtain the other core module, a practitioner specialism module and a knowledge-based specialism module. Candidates must also take a one-hour oral exam directly with the BCS – The Chartered Institute for IT, following successful completion of the four modules.