Practitioner Certificate in Business Analysis Practice

Access Duration - 365 Days
Awarded By  Awarded By "BCS"
Guided Learning Hour 35 Guided Learning Hours (35)
Course Materialr Course Material
Number of Modules 07 Number of Modules 07
Assessment Included Mock Exam Included
Assessment Included Official Exam Included
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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 an essential component in project management. As a result, the demand for business analysts have been on the rise. If you aspire or want to work in this field, getting qualified is the first step to becoming a business analyst. This certification is highly recognised and will provide you with ample opportunity to progress in your career.  The course will focus on the role and responsibilities of a business analyst, how to avoid project failures, define project requirements and achieve the desired business outcome. This BCS Practitioner Certificate in Business Analysis Practice course is also ideal for anyone working in project management and is required to perform business analysis. This is an added qualification that will greatly advantage your career aspirations.

The BCS Practitioner Certificate in Business Analysis Practice course will help you identify business functions and how to improve developments in certain areas. The core goal of business analysis is to recognise potential business objectives, and evaluate your options to determine the most feasible business solution in order to improve business efficiency.

This is a professional level qualification that will help develop your skills and match your career path. Attaining this certificate will demonstrate that you are ready to support business change programmes successfully. You can showcase specialist practical skills.

Why Choose Global Edulink?

Global Edulink offers the most convenient path to gain recognised skills and training that will give you the opportunity to put into practice your knowledge and expertise in an IT or corporate environment. You can study at your own pace at Global Edulink and you will be provided with all the necessary material, tutorials, qualified course instructor, narrated e-learning modules and free resources which include Free CV writing pack, free career support and course demo to make your learning experience more enriching and rewarding.

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

  • Entry Requirements
  • Method of Assessment
  • Exam Details
  • Certification
  • Awarding Body
  • Career Path
  • Learners should be age 16 or over, and must have a basic understanding of Maths, English, and ICT.
Certification is achieved by the successful completion of a computer-based examination.
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Computer-based exam
  • Multiple choice
  • Closed book
  • Pass mark: 65%
Note: Official exam Vouchers can be requested/booked when you are ready to take your Exam. (exam vouchers will be given upon full payment).
Successful learners will be awarded a Practitioner Certificate in Business Analysis Practice Certificate.

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.

Upon the successful completion of the BCS Practitioner Certificate in Business Analysis Practice Course, you will gain an accredited qualification that will prove your skills and knowledge in business analysis to potential organisations. The certificate will validate your understanding of business analysis, and open the door to gaining exciting employment opportunities across multiple industries. You can also study related courses in business analysis and enhance your knowledge. Listed below are job titles you can attain, along with the average UK salary per annum according to PayScale
  • Business Analyst - £35,457
  • Business Consultant - £38,745
  • Business Change Analyst - £27,939
  • Financial Consultant - £40,434

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
Practice Assignment
Practitioner Certificate in Business Analysis – Case Study
Practitioner Certificate in Business Analysis – Practice Assignment
Harvard Referencing Guide
Harvard Referencing Guide
Mock Exam
Mock Exam: Practitioner Certificate in Business Analysis 00:30:00
BCS Business Analysis Practice – Exam Booking Form


You will receive all the necessary study materials to ensure you complete the course successfully.
You will have access for 365 Days (1Year)
This is a computer-based examination
The Business Analyst will know how to apply core analysis techniques, analyse market line and the overall profitability of the business and ensure business data and reporting needs are met.
You will be eligible for roles such as Business Analyst, Change Analyst and Business Change Analyst.

Students feedback


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    Margot Hudson

    September 08, 2019
    Well designed

    Very happy with the service. I have learned a lot of things with this course and it was helpful in my day to day work life.

    P W

    Philippa Wright

    August 22, 2019
    Educative course

    Very educative. I have learned a lot in this course, the course made me gain a lot in strategic decision-making and business analysis. I recommend it to all people involved in projects.

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    Ariya Sharp

    August 12, 2019
    Beneficial programme

    The course helped to expand my knowledge of analytic and helped me look at my own work in a more logical way. It also explains how to avoid project failures and achieve the desired business outcome.

    I F

    Isabelle Fisher

    July 28, 2019
    Great content

    The course content is very good for a student to gain the knowledge about business analysis and is also ideal for anyone working in project management.

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    Elizabeth Morgan

    July 03, 2019
    Great Learning

    Great Learning. Helps reinforce understanding of core concepts, methodologies and approaches.

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