• Take your career to the next level by learning how to support successful business change
  • Explore a range of strategic analysis and performance management techniques
  • Apply business analysis techniques within a defined framework
  • Attain one of the four modules you need to gain the International Diploma in Business Analysis, which follows entry onto the professional registration for IT technicians (RITTech)

Who is it for?

  • For people who already have a business analysis role and want to gain a deeper understanding of business analysis strategy and application
  • 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 requirements, but candidates should have some practical experience of business analysis.

What will I learn?

The syllabus covers how to develop a business strategy and how to explore a business issue. You’ll learn how to apply a range of business analysis techniques and look at a range of issues including:

  • The strategic context
  • How to analyse stakeholder perspectives
  • How to analyse and model business activities
  • How to identify potential solutions
  • How to make the business case

Some of our training providers are delivering this exam in a written format. Please check with the individual training provider to confirm which format they are using.

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

Download our latest syllabus (PDF)

The new syllabus for the BCS Practitioner Certificate in Business Analysis Practice launched on 26 August 2021. The previous syllabus is still available to be taken through Pearson Vue.

Download the old version of the syllabus (PDF)

Download our latest specimen paper and answer key (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.

Find a provider

Exam only (study on your own)

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

How do I book an exam?

Call +44 (0)1793 417417 to book your exam.

How long will it take?

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

How do I sit the exam?

If you're studying for this qualification without a training provider you can sit this exam directly with BCS.

How much does it cost?

Exam price: £264 (£220 + VAT)

 

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What format is the exam?

  • Please refer to the individual syllabus for the exam format

Resources to help you study

Business Analysis book cover
Business Analysis 4th edition
This bestselling textbook explores a range of approaches and techniques for business analysis and covers the syllabus for the Business Analysis Foundation Certificate.

Please note: Please refer to your syllabus for the required reading relevant to that syllabus and exam.

What are the benefits of gaining a BCS certification?

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 as well as this core module.

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