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BCS Business Analysis Foundation Training Course Online

This business analysis training course will help you gain the fundamental skills and certification to be a successful business analyst. 

Become a BCS Certified Business Analyst

This online course covers a range of fundamental knowledge required for a business analyst and is part of the prerequisites to gaining a BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis.

ILX’s accredited e-learning allows you to learn at a pace that suits you from wherever you are. 

This course is excellent for you to understand the fundamentals of business analysis, support change, and improve business processes. 

By taking the BCS Business Analysis Foundation online course, you’ll gain:

  • Skills and knowledge to support successful business change within your company
  • An ability to identify and analyse options for improving any business
  • An in-demand BA certification
  • Tools and resources to help you pass your BCS Foundation Certificate in Business Analysis examination

Course overview

About the course

BA involves identifying business objectives, achieving business goals, and finding actionable solutions to business problems. 

This BCS-accredited course guides you in your transition into the Business Analyst role. The knowledge you’ll gain in the modules of the course includes:

  • The roles and competencies required of the Business Analyst
  • Strategic analysis
  • Business systems
  • Process modelling
  • Business case development 

This training is very interactive and offers full access to the best learning resources required.

Furthermore, the BCS Business Analysis Foundation online course prepares you for the latest BCS Foundation Certificate in Business Analysis examination. 

The training is essential for anyone looking to gain the International Diploma in Business Analysis and roles like business change managers, project managers, and IT professionals. 

Overall, it is aimed at anyone who wants to understand BA, support change, and improve business processes. 


The course is expected to take approximately 18 hours to complete. 

However, at 2 hours per day, you can complete this course in under two weeks. As it is self-paced, you can decide how long you want to spend on the course. 

By the end of this course, you should demonstrate knowledge and understanding of business analysis principles and techniques. 

What you’ll learn in the modules include:

  • Definition of business analysis
  • The competencies of a business analyst
  • The strategic context for business analysis
  • The business analysis service framework
  • Investigating the business situation
  • Analysing and managing stakeholders
  • Improving business services and processes
  • Defining the solution
  • Making the business case
  • Establishing the requirements
  • Documenting, modelling, validating, and managing requirements
  • Delivering the requirements and business solution

This course outline includes the following modules:

  • Introduction and overview of the course
  • What is business analysis?
  • The competencies of a business analyst
  • Strategy analysis
  • The business analysis process model
  • Investigation techniques like interviews, prototyping, scenarios, workshops
  • Stakeholder analysis and management
  • Improving business services and processes
  • Defining the solution
  • Making a business case
  • Establishing the business requirements
  • Documenting and modelling requirements
  • Validating and managing requirements
  • Delivering the requirements
  • Delivering the business solution
  • Exam simulator
  • 12 months online access to our BA Foundation e-learning course
  • Business Analysis Foundation exam (valid for 12 months from date of purchase)
  • Full tutor support
  • Exam simulator

Optional extras: 

  • Business Analysis book (4th edition) 
  • Pass Protect exam insurance - A cost effective solution, providing insurance and peace of mind if things don’t go to plan with your first exam attempt. For more information and terms and conditions click here

The BCS Foundation Certificate in Business Analysis exam is taken online via a remote proctor. 

For more information about taking your exam and checking the technical requirements, please click here. 

Is this foundation certificate accredited?

  • Yes. Like other BCS online courses from this training provider, this ILX training course is accredited by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT.

Is the BCS Business Analysis Foundation Certificate exam difficult?

  • If you are adequately prepared and have a structured approach to learning, you can pass the exam and obtain your certificate on the first try. ILX is a top training provider that has helped many people pass the Business Analysis Foundation exam.

What's required to get a BCS Foundation Certificate in Business Analysis?

  • To be eligible to earn a certificate, you'll need to get at least 26 correct answers (out of 40) in the 60-minute foundation exam. You would receive your certificate by email or hard copy once you pass the exam.
  • This training course is designed to improve your chances of acing the exam on your first try.

Exam format

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

The BCS BA Foundation online course is excellent for anyone looking to improve their understanding of BA principles, change processes, and business process improvement.

You’ll find the course and certification useful if you work or want to work in the following roles:

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

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

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