1. What is Business Analysis? (5%)
This course teaches concepts, tools, and techniques to make business analysis work for your organisation and to deliver business improvement and change.
Please note: Our course has been updated to the new 2021 syllabus introduced by BCS. Agile and modern approaches have been added to keep with evolving business environments.
This course is for all professionals who:
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
1. What is Business Analysis? (5%)
2. Competencies of a Business Analyst (2.5%)
3. Strategic Context for Business Analysis (7.5%)
4. Business Analysis Service Framework (2.5%)
5. Investigating the Business Situation (12.5%)
6. Analysing & Managing Stakeholders (10%)
7. Improving business services and processes (12.5%)
8. Defining the solution
9. Making the Business Case (5%)
10. Establishing the Requirements (10%)
11. Documenting and Modelling Requirements (10%)
12. Validating & Managing Requirements (5%)
13. Delivering the Requirements (5%)
14. Delivering the Business Solution (5%)
Foundation in Business Analysis - Business Case & SyllabusDownload
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.
Dr Mike Goodland has been working in IT for more than 20 years as a business analyst, consultant, trainer, author and university lecturer. He was instrumental in the development of business analysis and systems development methods for the UK government and his books on that method (SSADM) have sold more than 40,000 copies.
Richard has a wealth of experience gained in a variety of roles in blue-chip environments and the public sector, such as American Express and HM Treasury. This includes over 15 years managing programmes and projects across the world including 10 years of systems development. Richard is a very experienced PRINCE2™ Practitioner and an active Gateway™ Reviewer of Government IT projects.
Rod has been working within the IT field for over 30 years. In this time he has had roles from operator to Head of IT for an overseas bank. Since 2001 he has been working as a business analyst within the finance sector both in the UK as well as Europe and brings this wealth of practical experience along with his natural enthusiasm to his courses.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Extra time can be given for exams or reasonable adjustments can be prepared, please contact us for further information.
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.
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I chose Metadata training for a Foundation course in Business Analysis as I was impressed with their website, pricing and reviews. The course was first rate and the lecturer, Rod Simpson, was excellent. When we introduced ourselves at the beginning of the course he remembered what we’d said and then tied examples back to our own particular circumstances throughout the course. This made things more relevant and enabled us to relate to the material better. He explained things thoroughly and clearly and was very approachable and willing to explain things multiple times. Would definitely recommend both him and Metadata to my colleagues and friends.
This course is part of the BCS business Analysis Diploma Qualification