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3 days midweek, 2 days Sat/Sun
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Central London / Remote attendance
Delicious lunches and refreshments (classroom)
Class size: maximum 12
Exam included in price

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About the course

Overview

The BCS Foundation Certificate in Business Change delivers a holistic view of the business change lifecycle and the activities, techniques and models employed when carrying out business change work.

Much of the focus is on the use of Information Technology (IT) to enable business change. It is important to consider IT in the context of business needs and as a driver for business change, if the benefits from using IT are to be maximised.

This course includes the BCS Foundation Certificate in Business Change.

This course can be attended in a classroom or remotely. If you would like to attend in the classroom, these are held at our London training venue near Old Street station. You can also attend remotely from the comfort of your home while saving time and money on travelling. Once you have booked the course, you can choose how you would like to attend.

What will you learn?

  • To appreciate the principles, process and roles involved in business change.
  • To understand the importance of aligning the organisation with external and internal influences and the approaches used to do this.
  • To understand the business analysis approach and techniques used to identify business improvements.
  • To design the inter-related elements required to implement successful business change.
  • To understand the processes that should be employed to deploy business change effectively.
  • To manage the classification, review and realisation of benefits.

Who is this course for?

Professionals seeking to improve their business analysis skills and knowledge:

  • Practising business analysts – experienced or junior
  • Project experts including project managers, project support staff, and project analysis
  • 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

What is included in the course price?

  • Teaching by a real expert
  • Exam and certification fee
  • BCS “Business Analysis” book with your first Metadata course
  • Delicious lunches and refreshments (classroom)
  • 1 year BCS Associate Membership from the Chartered Institute for IT – terms and conditions apply

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Pick the date that works best for you, whether it's next week or in six months

Enrol and study in two or three days either virtually or in person

Take your exam as soon as the week after you study, and receive your certification in two weeks

Syllabus

Get a detailed syllabus and business case to get funding from your company.

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Upcoming dates

We are in the process of scheduling more course dates for this course. Please contact us if you want to be notified of future dates.

Book the BCS Business Analysis Diploma Bundles and save money on the course.

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Align your team members with a common process and upskill your staff with in house training.

Choose from an already existing public course or design your own bespoke course for your specific goals and needs and change the way that your staff work, not only increasing their theoretical knowledge but their practical skill set too.

Using examples from your recent projects, your team members can find out how to make potential improvements within business analysis and agile project management with our blend of training and consultancy from industry experts.

When you nurture your internal talent, you foster an environment of trust and a belief in your team’s abilities.

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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 working days notice. For more information on our cancellation policy, see our terms and conditions.

Extra time can be given for exams or reasonable adjustments can be prepared, please contact us for further information.

Yes we do, your friend or colleague will need to forward over our referral programme email to you and cc Metadata. Please refer to our Referral Programme Terms & Conditions.

The Agile courses are 3 days on the weekend and 4 days during the week. The same material is covered in both courses but the weekend course is slightly more intense as it is 3 days instead of 4. The weekend course will begin at 9am and finish at 6.30pm and the midweek courses start at 9.30am and finish at 5pm.

Your employers can simply make a booking via our website by selecting the course and at the checkout section add the candidate details (full name, email address and contact number) at the bottom of the page under ‘Additional Information’ and we will confirm the booking with both parties.

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.

There are no prerequisites for the Agile Business Analysis Foundation Course. However, the Agile Business Analysis Practitioner course requires you to have passed the Agile Foundation Exam.

Yes, we are accredited by the BCS and IIBA.

Yes, BCS will email you a registration login to download a copy of your e-certificate.

No, none of our courses require you to have IT skills.

We recommend you do some pre-reading as this will help you to get the most out of the course. We will send you the required material (including a case study) one week before the course start.

We've moved all our training sessions online, so you can learn in the comfort of your own home. Don't worry, we work with virtual whiteboards and break out rooms to ensure it's an interactive learning experience - just as it would be if you were training in-house.

Currently via remote online learning with a live trainer using Zoom and Miro virtual boards.

When you book onto a course we will send you a copy of our core textbook Business Analysis. One week before the start of the course we will email you the chapters to read and any extra reading material you need. You will receive additional material (including slides and exam preparation) during the course.

You can pay via our website with a card or bank transfer by selecting ‘Pay By Bank Transfer’ at the checkout.

During the pandemic we are running the exams remotely at the comfort of your home. A member of the Metadata team will invigilate your exam where you can choose a convenient slot (exams are held during office hours).

Yes, both the Foundation and Practitioner exam is included in the course price. The Foundation Exam is a closed-book multiple choice exam with 50 questions per paper. The pass mark is 50% and the length of the exam is 40 minutes. The Practitioner Exam is an open-book, complex multiple choice exam. There are 4 questions per paper with a pass mark of 50%. The duration of the exam is 2 hours and 30 minutes.

An extra time of 15mins is given if English is not your first language or with reasonable adjustments. Please inform us upon making a booking.

All of the BCS business analysis exams are a closed book multiple choice question, duration 60-mins with the exception of the BCS Systems Development Essentials which is taken as an open book written exam with 15mins reading time and duration 60mins written exam time. 

The APMG will send out the results roughly 7-10 days after your exam date. You will then receive your certification two week after the results have been released.

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.

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.

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 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.

We are a RoATP approved main provider and can work directly with organisations. We currently support other apprenticeship providers to deliver the BCS Business Analysis Diploma as part of their business analyst apprenticeship programme. By working with us directly you will benefit from our expertise and flexible approach. We have a track record of delivering high-quality training and excellent service. We ensure that apprentices are properly supported, guided and listened to so they finish the programme successfully.

We deliver across the UK – all regions are possible through a blended approach that combines face-to-face training, interactive instructor-led online sessions, work-based learning, and self-managed learning using online materials, books and workbooks. Our programme includes accredited training with certifications, skills developing and mentoring, work-based learning and self-managed learning. For employers with a cohort greater than 5 we deliver the training on-site and can offer this anywhere in the UK. A substantial component of our training is the certificated courses that comprise the BCS BA diploma. These are delivered as 3-day courses spread over the apprenticeship. Our programme also contains soft skills and mentoring activities which are delivered through one-day workshops. These will also be delivered on-site. For formal training, apprentices would receive the same training and certification as delegates on our public courses. These are each run publicly twice a month at a London training centre which gives the apprentice flexibility in scheduling the training around their work commitments and project delivery. This also means that apprentices from cohorts of 5 or fewer would join with others on public courses (or mix with apprentices from other organisations) close to their base location. In the case of apprentices who cannot travel, we can offer this by joining through a virtual classroom using Zoom. We've developed our programme delivery with flexibility in mind as we know the apprentice will have work and personal commitments. We don't impose a tight training schedule that will demotivate them, put more pressure at work or hinder them from successfully finishing the programme.

The line manager facilitates the 20% of off the job training – we will have provided you with a spreadsheet that indicates the expected style of off the job training for each month of the apprenticeship. In the Metadata apprenticeship commitment statement, it was agreed that the apprentice will participate in a number of formal courses and informal meetings during working hours. They will also need to find time during their working hours to undertake some self-managed learning – this will include reading books, researching online, completing occasional reflective assignments, and some online learning. The total of learning including the courses will not exceed 20% of the working week (equates to one working day but can be spread over the week).  This training is documented by the apprentice in a spreadsheet which is uploaded bi-monthly to our learning portal and from which we compile a report of the apprentices training. This is a legal requirement as part of the ESFA requirements for apprenticeships. This report is also provided to the apprentice’s manager.  As far as possible off the job training should be directly related to the Apprentice work - it needs to be new activities that the apprentice has not undertaken before that can contribute to their learning. In this way, the apprentice may be using skills they have learnt from other off the job training or maybe helping a more experienced practitioner in order to expand their experience. A large component of  the Off-the-job training can contribute to the apprentice’s day-to-day work and directly benefit their organisation. Identifying this kind of work is a major way in which the manager can help the apprentice and mitigate the effects of them being off the job for 20% of the time.  The Metadata mentor will meet regularly (suggested 30 min every 2 months) with the apprentice’s line manager and discuss the kind of work that might be suitable for the individual. 

We can deliver the business analyst apprenticeship programme only to levy-paying companies. If you work for an employer who has an annual wage bill of over £3 million then they pay a 0.5% levy as part of their PAYE tax bill (this started in April 2017). This money goes to a digital account which your organisation uses to fund apprenticeships. This means an organisation of about 1000 staff paying an average salary of £30,000 will have a levy pot of about £150,000 available. All this money can be used by the organisation to fund training their own apprentices.  

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I trained with Metadata for the full BCS Business Analysis Diploma course and could only attend 1 module at the classroom due to Coronavirus. The rest were completed virtually via Zoom, but this didn't have impact with regards to learning the syllabus. The Metadata office has been very accommodating with scheduling and changing dates of courses, and the tutors were excellent providing great insight. I would highly recommend Metadata.

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