Practitioner Certificate in Business Analysis Practice - Course Only

Access Duration - 365 Days
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Guided Learning Hour 35 Guided Learning Hours (35)
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Number of Modules 07 Number of Modules 07
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What Will I Learn?

Have a clear understanding of the roles and responsibilities related to being a Business Analyst
Have a good knowledge of strategy analysis
Learn about stakeholder analysis
Learn investigation and modelling techniques
Understand business case development
Learn about requirements engineering


Business analysis is a vital part of every business. The most popular strategies are assessing business needs, defining areas for process improvement and organisational change, strategic planning and developing different policies that can move an organisation to a better future. An organisation can leverage business analysis by defining and introducing realistic improvements to attain its strategic objectives. The essence of change may be strategic or systemic, requiring often changing different policies and procedures within a company in order to perform better in the market.

The BCS Practitioner Certificate in Business Analysis Practice course will help you identify business functions and how to improve developments in certain areas. The aim of Business analysis’ is to consider future business goals and analyse the choices to find the most viable business approach to maximise business performance.

Plan your professional BSC BA journey with BCS and obtain a globally recognised certification. By understanding the current market situation, companies can develop their strategic analysis and technological capabilities with the support of business analysis. This helps them recognise where they are positioned relative to competitors in the market.

This certificate in business analysis will allow you to quickly recognise challenges and opportunities. It will give you a greater understanding of the workplace, its employees and customers. At the end of this course, you will become competent and gain an in-depth understanding of the skills needed to perform a business analyst’s role.

This course is awarded by the British Computer Society (BSC) The Chartered Institute for IT) BSC is a Professional Awarding Body in the UK and will show employers that you have achieved the globally-recognised benchmark in relevant skills and competence.

Why Choose Global Edulink?

Online education has become a popular way to earn a professional qualification while balancing family and professional duties. Our courses are delivered by an expert tutor on the subject and are comprised of professionally narrated e-Learning modules, quality video materials, interactive quizzes, tests and exams. All delivered through an online platform with 24×7 access. All the courses are up-to-date, relevant, and affordable and will build on existing expertise to jump-start your career from the comfort of your own home. You will also be eligible for TOTUM discount card, which will give you access to fantastic discounts. You will receive excellent customer support and guidance to build your confidence and secure your qualification.

If you want one-on-one sessions in a real classroom visit our Business Analysis Practitioner Classroom Course page.

  • Access Duration
  • Who is this Course aimed at?
  • Entry Requirements
  • Method of Assessment
  • Certification
  • Awarding Body
  • Progression and Career Path

The course will be directly delivered to you, and you have 12 months access to the online learning platform from the date you joined the course.  The course is self-paced and you can complete it in stages, revisiting the study sessions at any time.

  • Business Analysts
  • Business Directors
  • Business managers
  • Project Managers
  • Change Managers
  • Learners should be over the age of 16, and have a basic understanding of English, ICT and numeracy.
  • A sound educational background is recommended

Certification is achieved by the successful completion of a computer based examination.

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.

Upon the successful completion of the course ‘Practitioner Certificate in Business Analysis Practice’ you will be awarded the course certificate.

The British Computer Society is a well-recognised professional body that represents those working in the fields of information technology and computer science, both in the UK and internationally.

  • Business Analyst – Up to £44k per annum
  • Business Consultant – Up to £67k per annum
  • Business Change Analyst – Up to £43k per annum
  • Financial Consultant – Up to £63k per annum

Course Curriculum

1. Rationale for Business Analysis
1.1. Lifecycle for Business Change FREE 00:09:00
1.2. The Role of the Business Analysis within the Lifecycle FREE 00:06:00
1.3. Other Roles within Lifecycle 00:02:00
1.4. The Framework for Business Analysis Activities 00:03:00
1.5. The Framework for Business Analysis Activities 00:07:00
2. Understanding the Strategic Context
2.1. Strategy – Internal Environment Analysis FREE 00:06:00
2.2. MOST – Internal Environment Analysis 00:07:00
2.3. Resource Audit – Internal Environment Analysis 00:08:00
2.4. External Environment Analysis (PESTLE Analysis) 00:09:00
2.5. Porters 5 Forces – External Environment Analysis 00:08:00
2.6. SWOT – Internal and External Environment Analysis 00:05:00
2.7. Critical Success Factors (CSFs) 00:02:00
2.8. Key Performance Indicators(KPI) 00:04:00
2.9. The Balanced Business Scorecard 00:04:00
3. Project Discipline for Business Analysis Studies
3.1. Terms of Reference 00:12:00
4. Understanding the Situation/ Issues
4.1. Stakeholder Identification 00:03:00
4.2. Stakeholder Identification 00:02:00
4.3. Overview of Investigative Techniques 00:13:00
4.4. Representing a Holistic View of the Business Situation 00:04:00
4.5. Mind Maps Representing a Holistic View 00:02:00
4.6. Fishbone Diagram – Representing a Holistic View 00:01:00
4.7. Rationale for Taking a Holistic View 00:02:00
5. Analyzing Stakeholder Perspectives
5.1. Stakeholder Analysis and Management 00:07:00
5.2. Stakeholder Management Strategies 00:08:00
5.3. Identifying Different Perspectives 00:06:00
5.4. Defining Perspectives 00:34:00
6. Analyzing and Modeling Business Activities
6.1. Developing a Conceptual Business Activity Model 00:06:00
6.2. Developing a Conceptual Business Activity Model 00:04:00
6.3. Developing a Conceptual Business Activity Model 00:14:00
6.4. Process for Building a Business Activity Model and BAM Examples 00:23:00
6.5. Analysing a BAM 00:09:00
6.6. Building the Consensus Business Activity Model 00:04:00
6.7. Gap Analysis – Comparing the Ideal and Existing Systems 00:04:00
7. Making the Business Case
7.1. Structure of a Business Case 00:04:00
7.2. Identifying and Short Listing Options for Business Change 00:02:00
7.3. Assessing the Feasibility of Each Option 00:03:00
7.4. Tangible and Intangible Costs and Benefits 00:03:00
7.5. Costs 00:03:00
7.6. Benefits 00:03:00
7.7. Investment Appraisal Techniques 00:06:00
7.8. Payback 00:08:00
7.9. Identifying and Categorizing Risks 00:08:00
7.10. Identifying Impacts 00:03:00
7.11. The Business Case in the Project Lifecycle 00:04:00
Harvard Referencing Guide
Harvard Referencing Guide
Practice Assignment
Practitioner Certificate in Business Analysis – Case Study
Practitioner Certificate in Business Analysis – Practice Assignment
Mock Exam
Mock Exam: Practitioner Certificate in Business Analysis 00:30:00

Students feedback


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    Albi Richardson

    February 13, 2021
    Career prospects

    Taking this course has certainly improved my career prospects. As aspiring business analyst, this course has given me the opportunity to apply for a much needed promotion in my company, and I’m pleased to say I have been chosen for the role.

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    Eric Hayes

    January 31, 2021
    Practical course

    The course was practical and had a very hands-on approach on popular strategies in business analysis, developing policies to move an organisation in the right direction and how to identify business functions in order to improve these areas.

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    Calvin Bradley

    December 11, 2020
    Great tutor

    The tutor was a true expert on the subject matter, and I was very satisfied with the standard of teaching. It was great to have a tutor who simplified the process and made learning informative and enjoyable.

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    Luis Khan

    November 28, 2020

    The course was engaging from start to end. I was able to fully understand the aim of this course to consider future business goals, analyse the choices and find a viable business approach to enhance business performance.

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