1. The business context
The business analysis diploma bundle was created for professionals who want to achieve the BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis qualification accredited by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT. The courses in this bundle are run on weekdays with a virtual live-trainer.
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Professionals seeking to improve their business analysis skills and knowledge:
The BCS diploma in business analysis consists of one foundation and three practitioner qualifications followed by an oral exam. Each qualification stands alone and, in various combinations, leads to the International BCS Diploma in Business Analysis.
We are listing here the courses that you need to take if you want to achieve the BCS Diploma in Business Analysis.
1. Mandatory Modules
2. Optional Modules
3. Oral Exam
For each course, 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 virtually for each course
For each course, take your exam as soon as the week after you study, and receive your certification in two weeks
1. The business context
2. Business analysis techniques
3. Business case development
4. Requirements definition
5. Requirements management and documentation
6. Practitioner specialism
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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.
Nick de Voil is a Certified Management Consultant specialising in information systems and customer experience design. He has over 30 years experience including roles in business analysis, project management, consultancy, systems development and teaching at a Further Education college. Nick has served for several years on the board of IIBA UK, the UK Chapter of the international professional body for business analysts, and enjoys mentoring and coaching other business analysts.
A highly regarded business analyst, Dawn enjoys using her diverse experience to illustrate course principles with real-world examples and enthusiasm.
This is an interactive and practical training.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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 an 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.