Develop your skills to support successful business change programmes

Gain an internationally recognised certification, enabling you to take your skills around the world

Become a Professional member for free* on gaining a certification and enjoy all the benefits of membership

Map your skills and identify your goals along your career path by following the SFIAplus industry-standard framework

Here's what the full certification pathway looks like


You’re getting started in business analysis and you want to develop a broad understanding of the latest principles and approaches. Most people begin their business analysis journey here.

SFIAplus Level 3

At foundation level you can carry out a broad range of tasks, use your initiative and schedule your own and other people’s work.

SFIAplus Level 4

At practitioner level you have a good level of operational business skills and can work on a broad range of complex activities.


You’re well on the way to becoming a Chartered IT Professional or Business Analysis Expert. You’re looking to gain certifications that show you have developed specialist analytical, business and personal skills. You can accumulate modules to work towards a BCS Advanced International Diploma in Business Analysis too.

SFIAplus Level 5

At professional level you are self-sufficient and can influence the company you work for, often creating bold and innovative work.


You’re a senior Business Analyst with an extensive range of skills and experience. You’re looking to gain the highest certifications available to demonstrate your professional abilities.

SFIAplus Level 6

At consultant level you initiate and lead technical and business change, and are an authority for an area of work in your business.


You're a senior Business Analyst looking to gain the highest level of certification to demonstrate your higher skill levels and expertise.

SFIAplus Level 7

At expert level you have a full range of management and leadership skills and make decisions that are critical to your organisation.

An apprentice’s journey doesn’t stop once the scheme has finished, this is only the beginning as an IT Professional.

Satveer Kaur-Singh
Business Analyst, AXA Insurance


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*This offer applies to first-time BCS members. Free membership is applicable for your first year as a BCS member only.