• Gain an entry-level qualification by understanding the processes and techniques used in delivering business change
  • Develop skills and knowledge to support successful business change programmes within your organisation
  • Understand how to design business changes effectively, including the organisational, people, information, technology and process aspects
  • Attain one of the four modules you need to gain the International Diploma in Business Analysis

Who is it for?

  • The foundation certificate is for people who want to gain a deep understanding of the many processes, framework, and techniques needed to implement successful business change
  • Suitable for business analysts, business managers and members of their team, business change managers and project managers

What are the entry requirements?

  • There are no entry requirements for this certification.

What will I learn?

You’ll gain a broad understanding of business change, including:

  • An appreciation of the principles, processes, roles and approaches involved in business change
  • How to use information technology to enable business change, and as a driver for business change
  • How to align the organisation with external and internal influences
  • How to implement business change effectively

The syllabus includes training objectives, details of modules and learning hours, plus a recommended reading list:

Download our latest syllabus (PDF)

Download the specimen paper (PDF)

How do I get this certification?

Take the complete training programme (recommended)

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.

How long will it take?

Classroom courses normally last three days.

Where can I study?

  • At an approved provider near you
  • At your computer via e-learning or web conference learning

How much does it cost?

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

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Exam only (study on your own)

Ideal if you’re self-motivated and already know something about business analysis.

How long will it take?

It usually takes a minimum of 18 hours to prepare for the exam.

Where can I take the exam?

At any Pearson VUE test centre across the world. Check the Pearson VUE website for local prices.

How much does it cost?

Exam price: £192 (£160 + VAT)

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What format is the exam?

  • One hour ‘closed book’ with 40 multiple choice questions
  • Pass mark is 65% (26/40)

What are the benefits of gaining a BCS certification?

"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

What's next?

Demonstrate your skills and expertise by gaining the internationally-recognised International Diploma in Business Analysis, available once you have completed three other modules.

International Diploma in Business Analysis

  • Available once you’ve completed four modules: two core modules, one knowledge module and one practitioner module
  • You’ll have an oral examination to discuss your experience and capabilities

Read more about our International Diploma in Business Analysis

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

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