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Business Analysis (BCS)

Course type:

Three days

Business Analysis – Third Edition book
With exams

Business Analysis (BCS) Foundation classroom

The ILX classroom approach to Business Analysis Foundation training utilises group discussions, combined with practical training to help build knowledge of Business Analysis. 

Course overview

About the course

This course prepares you for the BCS Foundation certificate in Business Analysis examination which is one of four modules required to gain the International Diploma in Business Analysis. The Foundation qualification is aimed at those who want to understand business analysis, support change and improve business processes.

What's covered?

  • What is business analysis?
  • Competencies of a business analyst
  • Strategy analysis
  • Business analysis process model
  • Investigation techniques
  • Stakeholder analysis and management
  • Modelling business processes
  • Defining the solution
  • Making a business and financial case
  • Establishing the requirements
  • Documenting and managing requirements
  • Modelling requirements
  • Delivering the requirements
  • Delivering the business solution


This is a three day classroom course with an exam on day three.

Target audience

  • Business Analysts
  • Business Managers
  • Business Change Managers
  • Project Managers


There are no formal prerequisites for attending this course or taking the exam.

Learning objectives

By the end of this course you should have a comprehensive understanding of business analysis, including:

  • The role and competencies of a Business Analyst
  • Investigation techniques, including interviews, observations, workshops and prototyping
  • How to categorise, analyse and manage stakeholders
  • How to model business processes
  • Making a business and financial case and assessing feasibility
  • How to establish, document and model requirements

What's included?

  • All accompanying course material
  • Business Analysis Foundation exam
  • Business Analysis – third edition book


There are no formal prerequisites for attending this course or taking the exam.

Exam information

  • 60-minute duration
  • Multiple-choice examination
  • Closed book
  • Pass mark is 26/40 (65%)