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Overview

Are you interested in achieving the BCS Diploma in Business Analysis?

Already done one course and interested to move to the next level?

Book our 3-course diploma and save money.

*All the bundle courses are run at our London training centre, if you would like to attend any other location then please get in touch with us for a quote.

What’s included?

  • 3 BCS classroom diploma courses
  • 3 BCS exams
  • 1 oral exam preparation + extra online support after the course
  • All course materials including notes, worked case studies, slides and sample exams
  • Delicious lunches and refreshments
  • Take exam when ready – end of course or later
  • 1 year to attend the courses
  • Flexibility to choose any weekday course
  • One year free BCS Associate membership

 

Who should attend?

Professionals seeking to improve their business analysis skills and knowledge:

  • Project experts including project managers, project support staff and project analysts
  • Business experts including product owners, subject matter experts (SMEs), business change managers, senior users and project stakeholders
  • IT experts including systems architects, software developers, testers, support and trainers
  • Practising business analysts – experienced or junior

There are no formal prerequisites to attend the course but most delegates have a graduate-level education and some business experience.

 

The Syllabus

What makes our courses different

With Metadata Training you get more than just a certificate

Learn to put the theory into practice from our expert lecturers. They bring theory to life by drawing on their vast experience.

The specific structure of our courses prepares you successfully for the exam while you develop skills that you can apply straightaway in your role.

 

Personalised support

We keep our classes small to allow time for discussion and one on one interaction, giving you the specific support you need.

During our courses, we do more than just show you information. We have plenty of individual and small group case study exercises with worked solutions.

Turn up empty handed

We supply everything
Delicious lunches and refreshments are all on us. Share ideas with like-minded people over lunch in a relaxed environment to further develop your career.

 

Course material
Our BCS Business analysis book is all yours when you book your first Metadata course. Brilliant for pre-reading before your courses.

Our course binders contain everything you need. Notes, case studies, and sample BCS exams.

Our trainers

What to expect

Expect an interactive and practical training.

During the course, delegates learn business analysis best practices as used in the industry.

When they go back to their work they see an improvement in their analysis and as a consequence their confidence.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, you can cancel a booking but in order to do so without penalty, we require 10 days notice. For more information on our cancellation policy, see our terms and conditions.

Metadata is specialised in business analysis courses and aims to offer a more personalised and flexible training experience. We are committed to creating long-lasting relationships with the delegates and companies we work with, and with supporting their training every step of the way. As a direct seller, we have the flexibility to tailor our courses to suit the needs of our clients.

It is possible to pay for the Diploma in Business Analysis in instalments. To arrange this, please contact us for details.

The Diploma in Business Analysis Bundle is designed for delegates who want to achieve the International Diploma in Business Analysis qualification. To get this qualification you need to pass an oral exam with BCS examiners. To qualify for the oral exam first you need to pass the exam for 4 individual modules.Our Business Analysis Diploma Bundle contains the following 4 modules: Business Analysis Practice, Requirements Engineering, Commercial Awareness or Foundation in Business Analysis and, either Systems Development Essentials or Modelling Business Processes. Each course is a separate, self-contained unit leading to an individual exam and a BCS Business Analysis Practitioner certificate qualification. You can attend the courses during the week or at weekends, and choose the dates depending on your availability and time constraints.

The delegate has up to 12 months to complete all the courses included in the bundle. This period can be extended for another 6 months by paying a small fee of £150+VAT.

Most of our delegates start with Business Analysis Practice or Requirements Engineering as they are the core modules of the diploma – if you have no previous experience in the field we would recommend that you do the same. However, if you are already working as a business analyst or have relevant experience, you can take the modules in whichever order suits you best. Please give us a call on 020 7272 3726 if you would like to discuss which order would be most appropriate for you.

The main advantage of the bundle is cost as it’s considerably cheaper to book the BCS Diploma Bundle than to pay for each course separately. Another advantage to the Diploma programme is the motivation you’ll get from committing to do the whole diploma. Delegates who book onto the bundle usually become qualified business analysts much quicker than those who do it on a course by course basis.

The same material is covered in both courses but because we fit the weekend course into two days instead of three it is more intense. The weekend courses begin at 9 am and finish at 6:30 pm, with a few short breaks; the midweek courses start at 9:30 am and finish at 5 pm, with an hour break for lunch.

BCS business analysis exams tips can prove useful if you want to successfully pass your exams first time. Exams can be tough especially if you haven't done one in a very long time.We put together a few exam tips that will help you approach exams with confidence and  successfully pass your BCS business analysis exams to achieve the BCS business analysis qualifications and get the Business Analysis Diploma.bcs business analysis exam successBCS business analysis exams are easy to pass the first time if you:

  • plan
  • prepare
  • focus

 

BCS Business Analysis Exams Tips for Foundation level

The BCS business analysis qualifications at foundation level can be achieved by passing a one hour multiple choice business analysis exam which consists of 40 questions. Each question offers 4 alternatives and there is no negative marking. You need to pass 26 out of 40 to pass the exam.You should study the material very carefully as the exam follows the theory quite closely. As you are not penalised for your mistakes; if you don’t know the answer you should eliminate the definitely incorrect and guess the most likely from the remaining answers. Attempt all 40 questions – you will have plenty of time – most candidates finish in less than 45 minutes. Resist the temptation to rework answers. Research on the results of multiple choice examinations suggests that when students return to previous questions they often undo a previously correct answer. The first, more intuitive answer is usually the correct one.

 

BCS Business Analysis Exams Tips for Practitioner level

The practitioner level exams are open book and based on a case study scenario. You will have 15 minute reading time, followed by one hour writing time. If your first language is not English you will get an extra 15 minutes writing time (also if you normally get extra time in exams for conditions like dyslexia).The exams are set and marked by your BCS exam provider. The exam papers and marking schemes are approved and audited by BCS.The pass mark is 50%, (moderation by another marker is required if mark is between 45% and 55%). The exam providers send your results to BCS, notify you of the result including your mark (up to 6 weeks after the exam – often much sooner), and BCS will issue an e-certificate (upto 8 weeks)A variety of qualifications are offered in business analysis topics. The practitioner exams always follow the same format: you are given a scenario describing a business area on which you have to answer questions relating to the analysis topic chosen.Before starting the exam proper you have 15 minutes reading time – you can read the exam paper, any notes or books that you have. It is useful to refer to practice exam papers and any suggested answers -- Metadata provide you with two sample papers and answers for each BCS certificate topic. During this time you are not allowed to write anything nor are you allowed to use a highlighter.Normally the questions total 50 marks with a pass mark of 25 /50 – 50%. There is no choice of questions so you should attempt all to maximise your chance of success. Marks for questions are not normally equally divided – question 1 could be 10 marks; question 2, 20; question 3, 8; and question 4, 12. Each question usually relates to one syllabus topic but is often divided into several parts. You have one hour to complete your answers so should normally allow about 1 minute per mark – so you spend about 10 minutes on a 10 mark question. Time is often a problem and you will need to think and write quickly.All practitioner level BCS exams are set by your BCS business analysis course provider and are checked by independent auditors from the BCS. They try to set a common standard that applies to all exams and ensure that BCS exams are covering the syllabus and that exam providers are marking fairly. However each exam provider will have written the exam to fit with their own courses and will, to some extent, be preparing you for that exam. You should talk to your course provider about the style of answering questions. Metadata Training give their candidates the following advice:
  1. Make sure you answer every part of every question.
  2. Make your answers as specific to the scenario as you can
  3. Use information given in the scenario as far as possible, most of the answers should be provided within the scenario (it can be useful to highlight or mark the question paper after the reading time). For example: a Business Analysis Practice BCS exam using an estate agency case study might ask you to do a PESTLE analysis (6 marks) -- under Economic; recession, or falling house prices would be a reasonable answer (but ONLY if it were mentioned in the question).
  4. Bullet point style answers are acceptable if you find these quicker to write, but flowing prose is also OK
  5. Don't worry about the legibility of your writing or of your diagrams, we will have seen worse!
  6. You have to write in ink and we recommend you just cross out any errors
  7. When drawing diagrams (e.g. use case diagrams or business activity models) show as many items as you reasonably can. You will not get penalised as long as these are reasonable, and are justifiably within the scope of the scenario. The marker will be following a marking scheme which will reward certain specific items. Thus a use case diagram in an exam worth 12 marks could expect 8 marks for use cases, 2 marks for actors, and 2 marks for communication channels. If your diagram only shows 4 use cases then, even if these are perfect, you can only get 4/8 marks for this part. However if your diagram shows 10 use cases of which 6 roughly correspond to those in the model answer and the other 4 are reasonable but do not correspond then you will score at least 6/8 and possibly more.
  8. Some questions ask for a number of specific points e.g. identify 2 stakeholders (2 marks)

 

BCS Business Analysis Exams Tips for Diploma level

Once candidates have obtained the appropriate number of modules for the Business Analysis Diploma, they will be eligible to sit an oral examination. The BCS business analysis oral exam will test the communication abilities of the candidate, their ability to apply knowledge to their own, or simulated, work environment.The oral will last for 45 minutes to an hour and will involve two examiners. It is recommended by the BCS that candidates take the oral examination within six months of completing the set of written examinations but we recommend that students should apply as soon as they have passed their last exam. However there is no BCS time limit.The oral practice day is to give candidates the chance to get used to answering questions that are designed to show their practical understanding of the theory that they have learnt during the training courses.part of our preparation includes evening webinars to which all diploma candidates are invited.Before taking the test candidates complete a form that shows their history of working in Business Analysis. We will help you complete the form. This form is partially used as a basis for the questions candidates will be asked by the examiners.We will also go through the marking scheme with you so that you have a clearer idea of what to expect in the oral.These three processes should highlight any weaknesses that candidates have in time to do something about them before the exam.

BCS business analysis exams tips can prove useful if you want to successfully pass your exams first time. Exams can be tough especially if you haven't done one in a very long time.

We put together a few exam tips that will help you approach exams with confidence and successfully pass your BCS business analysis exams to achieve the BCS business analysis qualifications and get the Business Analysis Diploma.

 
BCS business analysis exams are easy to pass the first time if you:
  • plan
  • prepare
  • focus
bcs business analysis exam success
 

BCS Business Analysis Exams Tips for Foundation level

The BCS business analysis qualifications at foundation level can be achieved by passing a one hour multiple choice business analysis exam which consists of 40 questions. Each question offers 4 alternatives and there is no negative marking. You need to pass 26 out of 40 to pass the exam.You should study the material very carefully as the exam follows the theory quite closely. As you are not penalised for your mistakes; if you don’t know the answer you should eliminate the definitely incorrect and guess the most likely from the remaining answers. Attempt all 40 questions – you will have plenty of time – most candidates finish in less than 45 minutes. Resist the temptation to rework answers. Research on the results of multiple choice examinations suggests that when students return to previous questions they often undo a previously correct answer. The first, more intuitive answer is usually the correct one.

 

BCS Business Analysis Exams Tips for Practitioner level

The practitioner level exams are open book and based on a case study scenario. You will have 15 minute reading time, followed by one hour writing time. If your first language is not English you will get an extra 15 minutes writing time (also if you normally get extra time in exams for conditions like dyslexia).The exams are set and marked by your BCS exam provider. The exam papers and marking schemes are approved and audited by BCS.The pass mark is 50%, (moderation by another marker is required if mark is between 45% and 55%). The exam providers send your results to BCS, notify you of the result including your mark (up to 6 weeks after the exam – often much sooner), and BCS will issue an e-certificate (upto 8 weeks)A variety of qualifications are offered in business analysis topics. The practitioner exams always follow the same format: you are given a scenario describing a business area on which you have to answer questions relating to the analysis topic chosen.Before starting the exam proper you have 15 minutes reading time – you can read the exam paper, any notes or books that you have. It is useful to refer to practice exam papers and any suggested answers -- Metadata provide you with two sample papers and answers for each BCS certificate topic. During this time you are not allowed to write anything nor are you allowed to use a highlighter.Normally the questions total 50 marks with a pass mark of 25 /50 – 50%. There is no choice of questions so you should attempt all to maximise your chance of success. Marks for questions are not normally equally divided – question 1 could be 10 marks; question 2, 20; question 3, 8; and question 4, 12. Each question usually relates to one syllabus topic but is often divided into several parts. You have one hour to complete your answers so should normally allow about 1 minute per mark – so you spend about 10 minutes on a 10 mark question. Time is often a problem and you will need to think and write quickly.All practitioner level BCS exams are set by your BCS business analysis course provider and are checked by independent auditors from the BCS. They try to set a common standard that applies to all exams and ensure that BCS exams are covering the syllabus and that exam providers are marking fairly. However each exam provider will have written the exam to fit with their own courses and will, to some extent, be preparing you for that exam. You should talk to your course provider about the style of answering questions. Metadata Training give their candidates the following advice:
  1. Make sure you answer every part of every question.
  2. Make your answers as specific to the scenario as you can
  3. Use information given in the scenario as far as possible, most of the answers should be provided within the scenario (it can be useful to highlight or mark the question paper after the reading time). For example: a Business Analysis Practice BCS exam using an estate agency case study might ask you to do a PESTLE analysis (6 marks) -- under Economic; recession, or falling house prices would be a reasonable answer (but ONLY if it were mentioned in the question).
  4. Bullet point style answers are acceptable if you find these quicker to write, but flowing prose is also OK
  5. Don't worry about the legibility of your writing or of your diagrams, we will have seen worse!
  6. You have to write in ink and we recommend you just cross out any errors
  7. When drawing diagrams (e.g. use case diagrams or business activity models) show as many items as you reasonably can. You will not get penalised as long as these are reasonable, and are justifiably within the scope of the scenario. The marker will be following a marking scheme which will reward certain specific items. Thus a use case diagram in an exam worth 12 marks could expect 8 marks for use cases, 2 marks for actors, and 2 marks for communication channels. If your diagram only shows 4 use cases then, even if these are perfect, you can only get 4/8 marks for this part. However if your diagram shows 10 use cases of which 6 roughly correspond to those in the model answer and the other 4 are reasonable but do not correspond then you will score at least 6/8 and possibly more.
  8. Some questions ask for a number of specific points e.g. identify 2 stakeholders (2 marks)

 

BCS Business Analysis Exams Tips for Diploma level

Once candidates have obtained the appropriate number of modules for the Business Analysis Diploma, they will be eligible to sit an oral examination. The BCS business analysis oral exam will test the communication abilities of the candidate, their ability to apply knowledge to their own, or simulated, work environment.The oral will last for 45 minutes to an hour and will involve two examiners. It is recommended by the BCS that candidates take the oral examination within six months of completing the set of written examinations but we recommend that students should apply as soon as they have passed their last exam. However there is no BCS time limit.The oral practice day is to give candidates the chance to get used to answering questions that are designed to show their practical understanding of the theory that they have learnt during the training courses.part of our preparation includes evening webinars to which all diploma candidates are invited.Before taking the test candidates complete a form that shows their history of working in Business Analysis. We will help you complete the form. This form is partially used as a basis for the questions candidates will be asked by the examiners.We will also go through the marking scheme with you so that you have a clearer idea of what to expect in the oral.These three processes should highlight any weaknesses that candidates have in time to do something about them before the exam.

Most of our delegates take the exam immediately after finishing the course (on the last day), but if you prefer you can take it at a later date. We run exams every other Thursday evenings at 18:00 and some weekends (please contact us to check availability).

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