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3.5 days
 £1,300+VAT plus VAT
Next available dates:
Tue 23 Nov
Central London
Delicious lunches and refreshments
Class size: maximum 12

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About the course


The Certified Professional for Requirements Engineering (CPRE) is a personal certificate aimed at individuals working in Requirements Engineering, Business Analysis and Testing. It will expand your professional knowledge and help you to become more successful in your job.

The certification scheme is developed by the IREB, the contents are taught by Metadata Training and the CPRE exam can be taken at approved certification bodies. The CPRE certificate has lifetime validity.

Foundation Level

The CPRE Foundation Level covers the fundamentals of the Requirements Engineering domain, methodology and available techniques.
There are no prerequisites to apply for it.

BCS Diploma in Business Analysis

This course also contributes towards BCS Business Analysis Diploma (substitutes BCS Requirements Engineering)

Who is this course for ?

The CPRE Foundation Level addresses the advanced beginner in Requirements Engineering and provides the core knowledge of this topic. Everyone working with Requirements Engineering, Business Analysis, software and systems development, who is demanding in terms of quality and professionalism, should strive for it. The Foundation Level encompasses the elicitation of requirements with appropriate documentation, requirements verification and validation as well as their management throughout the end-to-end product life-cycle.
There are no prerequisites to applying for the Foundation Level.

A person with a CPRE FL certificate:

  • is familiar with the terminology of Requirements Engineering/Business Analysis and Requirements Management
  • understands the basic techniques and methods of Requirements Engineering and their application,
  • is familiar with the most established notations for requirements.

What is included in the course price?

  • Teaching by a real expert
  • Learning in a small class (maximum class size is 12) with time for discussion
  • Course binders contain notes, case studies, and sample exams
  • Plenty of individual and small group case study exercises with worked solutions
  • Textbook “Requirements Engineering Fundamentals: A Study Guide for the Certified Professional for Requirements
  • Engineering Exam – Foundation Level – IREB compliant” as pre-reading
  • Suggested answers for practice exams and tutor support in preparing to sit the exam
  • Delicious lunches and refreshments
  • A convenient central London location near Old Street station with excellent facilities
  • Exam and certification fee


In order to take the IREB® Certified Professional for Requirements Engineering – Foundation Level exam, you will need to have basic knowledge in the field of software development.


A  75 minutes (15 min time extension for non-native speakers
available on request) examination consisting 45 multiple choice questions. The pass mark is 70%.

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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.

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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. This is brilliant for pre-reading for your requirements engineering course.

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

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I thought the course was the BEST professional course that I have been on! I really learned a lot, and feel that Requirement Engineering in particular is the couuse that will set my career in the correct direction.

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