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What Will I Learn?

Understand the role and responsibilities of a Business Analyst
Gain an overall understanding of strategy analysis
Understand business systems and business process modelling
Gain a thorough understanding of stakeholder analysis
Learn to employ investigation and modelling techniques
Understand requirements engineering
Understand business case development


This excellent BCS – Business Analysis Foundation Course has been created for individuals who would like to understand business analysis, support, change, and improve business processes. The Business Analysis Foundation Course is suited to business analysts, business managers, business change managers, and project managers who would like to get certified.

During the Business Analysis Foundation Course you’ll gain a full understanding of the role and competencies of a Business Analyst, how to categorise, analyse, and manage stakeholders, how to establish, document, and model requirements, and how to model business processes. In addition, this Business Analysis Foundation Course will teach you investigation techniques, including interviews, observations, workshops and prototyping.

Learning with Global Edulink has many advantages. The course material is delivered straight to you, and can be adapted to fit in with your lifestyle. It is created by experts within the industry, meaning you are receiving accurate information, which is up-to-date and easy to understand.

This course is comprised of professionally narrated e-Learning modules, interactive quizzes, tests and exams. All delivered through a system that you will have access to 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for 365 days (12 months). An effective support service and study materials will build your confidence to secure your qualification.

Course Description This online training course is comprehensive and designed to cover the topics listed under the curriculum.
Method of Assessment Certification is achieved by the successful completion of a computer based examination.
Exam Details
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Computer based exam
  • Multiple choice
  • Closed book
  • Pass mark: 65%

PLEASE NOTE: We do not provide the official exam with this course, you can purchase the official exam separately from us. Please contact us to order exam vouchers.

Certification Successful learners will be awarded a BCS – Business Analysis Foundation Course certificate.
Awarding Body

BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, is committed to making IT good for society. We use the power of our network to bring about positive, tangible change. We champion the global IT profession and the interests of individuals, engaged in that profession, for the benefit of all.

Whether it’s using a computer for the first time or taking the lead in an organisation’s agile transformation. With flexible learning and rigorous assessment, our qualifications show employers and customers that you’ve achieved the globally-recognised benchmark in relevant skills and competence.

Entry Requirements Learners should be age 16 or over, and must have a basic understanding of Maths, English, and ICT.
Career Path

This course qualifies you to become a Business Consultant, which involves leading and managing various projects. The average salary of a Business Consultant in the UK is £38,241, and this will increase with experience (payscale.com). This course qualifies you to fulfil any of the following roles:

  • Business Analyst
  • Business Analytics Analyst
  • Business Change Analyst
  • Business Consultant
  • Financial Consultant

Course Curriculum

1: what is business analysis
1. The origins of business analysis 00:00:00
2. The development of business analysis 00:00:00
3. The scope of business analysis work 00:00:00
4. Taking a holistic approach 00:00:00
5. The role and responsibilities of a business analyst 00:00:00
2: the competencies of a business analyst
1. Personal qualities 00:00:00
2. Business knowledge 00:00:00
3. Professional techniques 00:00:00
4. The development of competencies 00:00:00
3: strategy analysis
1. The context for strategy 00:00:00
2. The definition of strategy (Johnson, Scholes and Whittington 2008) 00:00:00
3. Strategy development 00:00:00
4. External environment analysis 00:00:00
5. Internal environment analysis 00:00:00
6. SWOT analysis 00:00:00
7. Executing strategy 00:00:00
4: the business analysis process model
1. An approach to problem-solvin 00:00:00
2. Stages of the business analysis process model 00:00:00
3. Objectives of the process model stages 00:00:00
4. Procedure for each process model stage 00:00:00
5. Techniques used within each process model stage 00:00:00
5: investigation techniques
1.Interviews 00:00:00
2. Observation 00:00:00
3. Workshops 00:00:00
4. Scenarios 00:00:00
5. Prototyping 00:00:00
6. Quantitative approaches 00:00:00
7. Documenting the current situation 00:00:00
6: stakeholder analysis and management
1. Stakeholder categories and identification 00:00:00
2. Analysing stakeholders 00:00:00
3. Stakeholder management strategies 00:00:00
4. Managing stakeholders 00:00:00
5. Understanding stakeholder perspectives 00:00:00
6. Business activity models 00:00:00
7: modelling business processes
1. Organisational context 00:00:00
2. An alternative view of an organisation 00:00:00
3. The organisational view of business processes 00:00:00
4. Value propositions 00:00:00
5. Process models 00:00:00
6. Analysing the as-is process model 00:00:00
7. Improving business processes (to-be business process) 00:00:00
8: defining the solution
1. Gap analysis 00:00:00
2. Introduction to Business Architecture 00:00:00
3. Definition of Business Architecture 00:00:00
4. Business Architecture techniques 00:00:00
9: making a business and financial case
1. The business case in the project lifecycle 00:00:00
2. Identifying options 00:00:00
3. Assessing project feasibility 00:00:00
4. Structure of a business case 00:00:00
5. Investment appraisal 00:00:00
10: establishing the requirements
1. A framework for requirements engineering 00:00:00
2. Actors in requirements engineering 00:00:00
3. Requirements elicitation 00:00:00
4. Requirements analysis 00:00:00
5. Requirements validation 00:00:00
11: documenting and managing requirements
1. The requirements document 00:00:00
2. The requirements catalogue 00:00:00
3. Managing requirements 00:00:00
12: modelling requirements
1. Modelling system functions 00:00:00
2. Modelling system data 00:00:00
13: delivering the requirements
1. Delivering the solution 00:00:00
2. Context 00:00:00
3. Lifecycles 00:00:00
14: delivering the business solution
1. BA role in the business change lifecycle 00:00:00
2. Design stage 00:00:00
3. Implementation stage 00:00:00
4. Realisation stage 00:00:00
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