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BCS Foundation Certificate In Business Analysis - Virtual Classroom

Course Overview

Want to start a new career as a Business Analyst? The BCS Foundation Certificate in Business Analysis course provides all the fundamental knowledge that an individual needs to help improve all business processes and implement change. You will be required to sit a multiple-choice examination to receive your certificate once we have taught all the material needed.

During the course, you will cover the following factors:

  •  Different techniques
  •  Approaches
  •  Concepts
  •  Tools used within business analysis

Upon completion, with your new knowledge and skills as a Business Analyst, you can carry out basic tasks in a professional work environment and understand strategic analysis.

Our BCS training course is available over three days. Your first sessions will be held on the Saturday and Sunday, and then your final session will be held on the following Saturday.

Once fully qualified, Business Analysts can expect to earn around £40k per annum. 

This course benefits from 1 year BCS membership, worth £92 and our Exam Pass Guarantee*.

Key features
  • Delivery Method: Virtual Classroom
  • Exam: Included
  • Join a community of over 625,000
  • Duration: 3 Days (Weekend)
  • Part of the International Diploma in Business Analysis
  • Fast-Track a career in Business Analysis
  • Exam Pass Guarantee*
  • 1-year BCS membership included

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Key features
  • Delivery Method: Virtual Classroom
  • Exam: Included
  • Join a community of over 625,000
  • Duration: 3 Days (Weekend)
  • Part of the International Diploma in Business Analysis
  • Fast-Track a career in Business Analysis
  • Exam Pass Guarantee*
  • 1-year BCS membership included
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Is the BCS Foundation Certificate In Business Analysis suitable for me? 

If you are currently working toward becoming a Business Analyst, then this course is right for you. Otherwise, individuals in these current roles can benefit from the knowledge gained during the course:

  •  Business Managers and their teams
  •  Business Change Managers
  •  Project Managers & Consultants
  •  Contractors

Any individual looking to gain further insights into the tools and techniques used by Business Analysts would also find this course useful.

Individuals interested in studying the BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis should consider this one first. Once completed, this course adds to the full diploma.

Gaining all the essential knowledge and skills this course delivers, graduates that want to start their business analysis career will stand above other candidates when applying for roles.


There are many beneficial aspects to qualifying with BCS. Experts in their respective fields and employers take careful note of BCS graduates by offering them great opportunities. The certificate works towards the BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis.

Other benefits include:

  •  Helping individuals gain an understanding of Business Analyst to see if it is the right career path for them.
  •   Learn real work environment skills and techniques.
  •  Help improve promotion opportunities.

We're proud of our excellent rating on Trustpilot, with over 14,000 reviews from our past students.

BCS Membership Benefits

This course benefits from 1-year BCS membership worth £92, which is available when you pass your first exam.

Benefits of Associate Membership include:

  • Professional recognition
  • Career development
  • Networking
  • Knowledge and best practice
  • Exclusive discounts and offers

Full BCS membership details can be found here.

What jobs can I apply for after my BCS Foundation Certificate In Business Analysis?

After you have completed your BCS Foundation Certificate In Business Analysis course, you can start apply for job roles within:

  •  Business Analysis
  •  Business Architecture
  •  Enterprise Architecture

Within each industry, the roles available to you will be:

  •  Consultant Positions
  •  Project Manager Positions
  •  Strategy Planner Positions

On average, business analysts that are qualified receive at least £40k per year.

(Source: Payscale)

Why study the BCS Foundation Certificate In Business Analysis with e-Careers?

We have developed an expert team over the last 10 years since our inception. In that time, we have trained over 625,000 delegates globally, which has helped offer the highest quality training, and we have earned a 5-star rating on Trustpilot, from over 10,000 students. 

By refining our processes, partner relationships, and course materials, we can offer high-quality training solutions for our delegates. 

Additional Benefits

  •  Enhance your learning through our Virtual Classroom
  •  Improve your job prospects
  •  Prime knowledge from industry-experts
  •  Financial plans that are interest-free
  •  An essential Business Analysis Handbook is included

*Exam Pass Guarantee to give you peace of mind to succeed

We have found virtual classroom training has provided higher pass rates, which has made us confident to offer an ‘Exam Pass Guarantee’, so you know we’ll support you until you are certified. 

With our Exam Pass Guarantee, if you do not pass the exam after attending this training course with us, you will be eligible to attend the same training again for free.

All we ask is that you:

  •  Attend all class days and complete all assignments
  •  Take the exam within 30 days of completing your Virtual Classroom Training
  •  Request your course re-enrolment within 30 days of the failed exam attempt

Please Note: Students retaking the course are required to use the materials and books distributed to them in their original course session. Failure to provide these materials will result in the student being charged for replacement materials.

Exam Pass Guarantee does not include the re-sit exam; this would need to be purchased at an additional cost.

BCS Foundation Certificate In Business Analysis Syllabus

Throughout your training, you will learn the full business analysis process framework, including the role of a Business Analyst and the tools and techniques used by Business Analysts.

There is a written examination for this course, which can be booked via Pearson VUE directly. 

Learning Outcomes

  •  Understand the role and competencies of a Business Analyst
  •  Learn about strategy analysis
  •  Understand business system and business process modelling
  •  Learn stakeholder analysis
  •  Discover investigation and modelling techniques
  •  Understand requirements engineering
  •  Learn business case development

Syllabus & Exam Weighting

  •  What is Business Analysis (2.5%)
  •  The Competencies of a Business Analyst (2.5%)
  •  Strategy Analysis (7.5%)
  •  The Business Analysis Process Model (5%)
  •  Investigation techniques (15%)
  •  Stakeholder Analysis and Management (10%)
  •  Modelling Business Processes (10%)
  •  Defining the solution (5%)
  •  Making a Business and Financial Case (10%)
  •  Establishing the Requirements (7.5%)
  •  Documenting and Managing Requirements (7.5%)
  •  Modelling Requirements (7.5%)
  •  Delivering the Requirements (5%)
  •  Delivering the Business Solution (5%)

BCS Foundation Certificate In Business Analysis Exam Details

Duration – 60-mins.

Supervised – Yes (via Proctor).

Open book – No.

Pass mark – 26/40 (40%).

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