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3 days, 9:30 am to 5:30 pm
 £795 plus VAT
Attend from anywhere virtually / Central London
Delicious lunches and refreshments (classroom only)
Class size: maximum 12
Exam included in price

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About the course

Overview

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.

What will you learn?

  • The role and competencies of a business analyst
  • Strategy analysis
  • Business process modelling
  • Stakeholder analysis
  • Investigation and modelling techniques
  • Requirements engineering
  • Agile BA techniques
  • Business case development
  • Management of business change

Who is this course for?

This course is for all professionals who:

  • Want to move into a business analyst role to support business improvements and change
  • Work in business analysis and need to close their skill gaps to increase the standard of their work.
  • Want to become more employable by adding business analysis to their skillsets.
  • Need to deliver business improvements and change projects for their organisations

What is included in the course price?

  • Teaching by a live BA expert trainer in an interactive learning environment
  • Exam and certification fee (take the exam remotely when you are ready)
  • BCS “Business Analysis” 4th Ed. book with your first Metadata course delivered when you book
  • Recorded sessions you can watch again to prepare for the exam
  • Access to 300 exam-like questions and course materials through our e-portal before and after the course
  • 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

Foundation in Business Analysis - Business Case & Syllabus

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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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  • Choose a BA certification to close your BA skills gap
  • Find out your current skills level and where you need to focus your development
  • Get all our business analyst courses in one document to review them with your manager
  • Get access to the business case we created to help you get funding for your training from your employer
  • Discover another efficient way to train using the levy and saving money on training
  • Bonus: receive a list of free recorded lunch & learn sessions to develop your business analyst skills and get to know our trainers

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Corporate bookings

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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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.

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