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 weekends 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
Pick the date that works best for you, whether it's next week or in six months
Enrol and study in two days virtually 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.