• Demonstrate you can apply practical business analysis techniques that can help to improve your business processes
  • Look at ways to investigate and analyse the ways your organisation carries out its operations
  • Understand and know how to apply different process modelling techniques, including both the organisational view and more detailed models
  • 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?

  • This practitioner certificate is designed for people who want to understand a range of business process modelling and analysis techniques, know how they are used and identify when to use them
  • 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?

You’ll study how to investigate, model, analyse and improve business processes. The certificate includes:

  • The context for business processing modelling
  • The organisational model for processes
  • How to model business processes
  • How to document tasks
  • Evaluating and improving business processes

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)

Please note: The syllabus has been updated to align with all changes in the June 2021 version of the BCS Practitioner Certificate in Modelling Business Processes. The previous syllabus is still available to be taken through Pearson Vue.

Download the old version of the 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 distance 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)

Contact us for more information

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.

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.

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.