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Practitioner Certificate in Business Analysis Practice

bcs business analysis training course

Our BCS accredited Business Analysis Practice course will give you an in-depth understanding and first-hand experience in utilising some of the fundamental tools and techniques needed by effective business analysts, and also what the role actually does, and what a business analyst is capable of covering.

You can take your career to the next level by understanding and learning how to fully support business change. This course forms one of the steps required to gain a BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis.

Training Options:

This BCS accredited online course will cover everything you need to pass the exam. The online self-study course will take around 12-15 hours to complete and you can take the exam online when you feel ready. You will have 6 months access to the course.

Virtual training is available for groups and the course will run over 3 days. Please contact us for more information.

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Course Details

Level Intermediate
Pre-requisites None
Accreditation BCS
Exam format Multiple choice questions
Exam duration 1 hour
Exam pass mark 65%
Our pass rate N/A

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What is the BCS Practitioner Certificate in Business Analysis Practice course?

The BCS Practitioner Certificate in Business Analysis Practice is the most popular practitioner certificate in the business analysis portfolio. The aim of this certification is to enable learners to progress in their career and give the opportunity of progression from the Foundation Certificate.

This course covers integral components of a business analysts “pre-project” work, enabling the candidate to consider business strategy when implementing business change to ensure that solutions are effective, feasible and aligned to customer needs and strategic goals.

If you intend to take this course as part of the BCS Business Analysis certification pathway to work towards the International Diploma in Business Analysis, then this forms one of the required modules to complete to progress to diploma level.

What does the Business Analysis Practice certificate cover?

The Practitioner Certificate in Business Analysis Practice provides candidates with a well-rounded knowledge of the skills required in pre-project work.

On completion of this course, candidates will be able to:

  • Analyse, understand and engage different stakeholders
  • Understand the importance of design thinking and customer-centric approaches
  • Analyse the current situation and identify potential solutions
  • Undertake GAP analysis
  • Develop a business case
  • Understand strategic context and the value of an organisations vision
  • Analyse and model business activities
  • Understand how business strategy is developed
  • How to identify opportunities for business improvement through best practice analysis techniques and approaches
  • Identify risks and their potential impact

Is the Business Analysis Practice course right for me?

There is a wide audience for this Practitioner certification in Business Analysis Practice.

It can be for individuals who already have a background in business analysis and want to gain a more in-depth knowledge of the tools and techniques used by the business analyst, those people who want to make a career change and move into the ever-growing world of business analysis, or those people working towards the International Diploma in Business Analysis.

It is also suitable for any business analysts, business managers, members of the businesses team, project managers, and even change managers.

What is the format of the Business Analysis Practice exam?

For the certification you will be required to take a multiple-choice examination that tests your understanding of the course. It is a 40-question exam, and the pass mark is 26 out of the 40. You will get 60 minutes to complete the examination.

Are there any pre-requisites or entry requirements?

No. It could be beneficial for the individual to have some practical experience in business analysis, but there are no pre-requisites or entry requirements and everyone is welcomed to take this course.

Why study for your Practitioner Certificate in Business Analysis Practice with Training ByteSize?

As experts in delivering project management training through a range of study styles, your success is key to our success. We understand how people learn, we know how to train people to pass exams, we employ the best trainers and specialise in small class sizes to help you get the best from your investment. So, if you’re looking to enhance your project management skills and ensure you pass first time, Training ByteSize is a name you can trust.

As a family run business, project and programme management training is in our blood, and so is innovation. Our founders have been part of the industry since the 1990’s, specifically founding Key Skills and developing the world’s first accredited e-learning course for PRINCE2.

Today we are proud to continue with world firsts; with second generation Victoria at the helm, she had led Training ByteSize to ensure were the first company to develop and deliver e-learning options for accredited courses including Business Analysis Foundation, ITIL4, and AgilePM.  When we say we’re experts in project management training, we really do mean it.


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Practitioner Certificate in Business Analysis Practice online training and exam – 6 months access

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Tutor support

Online learning is a great way to study and our e-learning courses are interactive and engaging.

Studying for your qualification online is a viable option for so many project managers:

  • Learning is completely flexible to suits your busy schedule
  • The interactive online course consists of voice-over and animation to keep you engaged throughout the learning
  • You can access it anywhere in the world and take your exam online at a time that suits you best
  • We know how to support you – our pass rates are well in excess of the national average

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If you are looking to train a team of people, you’ll find that our three day onsite training is a viable and cost effective option for you. We will ensure that from the initial consultation of your requirements to the end result of the course, you and your learners will have had the best possible learning experience and we strive for the highest pass rates for your team.

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Students can ask questions using a headset, webcam or a chat window, and get their questions answered, just like in a traditional classroom. Questions can be lined up and answered at intervals, without interrupting the teacher’s flow of thought. There is no difference in the level of interaction – in fact distractions are significantly reduced because of this way of teaching. Our trainers have a minimum of 10 years training experience, plus have previously run and managed live projects, so have real-life experience they bring to the virtual session.

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