• Validate your knowledge, skills and capabilities and gain entry onto the the professional registration for IT technicians (RITTech) following successful completion of your International Diploma.
  • Attain an internationally-recognised certification
  • Choose to work towards the Diploma module by module, or take all the modules together in a bundled training programme
  • Exemptions for holders of IIBA, IREB or Organisational Context certifications. Find out more about exemptions

Who is it for?

  • The International Diploma is designed for business and IT professionals who want to demonstrate they have a detailed understanding of business analysis best practice

How do I get the diploma?

  1. You need to pass four modules
  2. Then sit an oral examination

What modules do I need?

Core modules - you must pass both of these:

 

Knowledge based modules - you must pass one of these:

  • Business Analysis Foundation
    Demonstrate basic knowledge and understanding of business analysis principles and techniques - most delegates start their journey towards the Diploma with this certificate
  • Business Change
    Demonstrate basic knowledge and understanding of business change principles and processes

 

  • IS Project Management
    Demonstrate and execute project management principles in the context of IS/IT applications
  • Organisational Behaviour
    Demonstrate basic knowledge and understanding of organisational behaviour and business finance

Practitioner modules - you must pass one of these:

 

  • Data Management Essentials
    Show you can implement good practice in data management, develop procedures for managing corporate data and work with the data management team
  • Benefits Management and Business Acceptance
    Validate your knowledge, skills and capabilities with the internationally-recognised BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis.
Exemptions for holders of IIBA, IREB or Organisational Context certifications

IIBA exemption: Holders of the Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP®) qualifications are exempt from the Requirements Engineering module and the knowledge-based specialist module.

IREB exemption: If you have completed IREB’s Certified Professional for Requirements Engineering (CPRE) Foundation level, you don’t need to take the BCS Certificate in Requirements Engineering.

Organisational Context exemption: If you have attained the Organisational Context module, this can count towards your Diploma. You won't need to attain Commercial Awareness, the module that has replaced Organisational Context

What format is the oral exam?

  • Up to 50 minutes oral examination with two examiners
  • Questions will be based on topics defined in the oral examination syllabus and from your chosen specialist modules. The questions will require you to apply your business analysis knowledge and understanding to scenarios described by the oral examiners
  • We have updated the syllabus for this exam and our new / updated syllabus will be available for examination from 1 May 2022. The current syllabus will run concurrently until 1 September 2022, after which it will no longer be available for examination.

How do I get this certification?

Book your oral exam

Once you have completed your four chosen modules you can book the exam with us

Where can I take the exam?

All exams take place online and instructions will be sent to you after booking.

How much does it cost?

Exam price: £390 (£325 + VAT)

Book exam

Take the complete training programme

You can take a bundled programme of courses with one of our approved training providers. You’ll find them across the UK and around the world.

  • Each module typically takes 3 days of classroom study followed by an exam
  • You can choose when you take each of the four modules

How much does it cost?

Prices for courses vary depending on your chosen training provider and course format.

Find a provider

What are the benefits of gaining a BCS diploma?

Watch our video

Business Analyst-Assistant Manager, Ranjit Nair, International Diploma holder in Business Analysis shares his views and thoughts about the BCS Business Analysis certification.

About BCS BA with Ranjith Nair, International Diploma holder in Business Analysis

"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

Once you have the appropriate certifications, skills and experience, the next step is to work towards the Advanced International Diploma in Business Analysis.

Advanced International Diploma in Business Analysis

  • Designed for senior business analysts with at least five years’ experience
  • Validates your experience and expertise as well as your contribution to the wider business analysis community
  • To attain the Advanced Diploma you must gain four professional level certifications and complete a portfolio review

Read more about our Advanced International Diploma in Business Analysis

This qualification is not regulated by the following United Kingdom Regulators - Ofqual, Qualifications Wales, CCEA Regulation or SQA.