BCS Certificate in Business Analysis Practice — A 3 day course

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This course replaces Business Analysis Essentials.

Business Analysts are increasingly required to extend themselves beyond their traditional role of developing and maintaining IT systems.

They need the capability to understand the business strategy, use proven techniques to analyse the business area, and identify changes to business processes needed to meet internal and external challenges.

This course develops the skills needed to work with senior business and IT staff to analyse and model business activities. Delegates will learn how to investigate business problems, and how to identify and recommend appropriate creative solutions.

At the end of the course delegates may sit an examination to attain the BCS Business Systems Development Certificate in Business Analysis Practice.


This course will enable delegates to:


Business analysis rationale

Understanding the strategic context

Project discipline for business analysis studies

Understanding the situation/issues

Analysing stakeholder perspectives

Analysing and modelling business activities

Identifying potential solutions

Making the business case

Case Study

Publicly scheduled dates, locations, and prices

Suitable For

Business Analysts who wish to gain the BCS Certificate in Business Analysis Practice

Systems analysts and business users will also benefit from attending the course


There are no specific pre-requisites for entry to the examination, however candidates should be suitably prepared and possess the appropriate skills and knowledge to fulfil the objectives.


This course prepares participants to sit the examination for the BCS Professional Certification (ISEB) in Business Analysis Practice. The exam cost is not always included in the price of the course. Please ask at time of enquiry.

This certificate is a core module for the Business Analysis Diploma and is a specialist module in the Solution Development Diploma.

In addition to covering the full ISEB syllabus, this course is approved as consistent with the IIBA BABoK version 2.0.