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If you want to become a business analyst, business consultant or financial consultant the Foundation Certificate in Business Analysis is the perfect choice of course. The course encompasses a broad range of techniques of the business analysis process model. It provides an excellent overview that focuses on the competencies of a business analyst.

The Foundation Certificate in Business Analysis will introduce learners to the roles and responsibilities of a business analyst, an overall understanding of strategy analysis, and understanding of business systems, business process modelling and business case development.

A Business Analyst bridges the gap between the business and the customer. The Foundation Certificate in Business Analysis course explores the tools and techniques to maximise the value delivered to the customer. Acquire the fundamental knowledge of business analysis as the first step to prepare and pass the BCS Foundation Exam.

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With so many commitments in our lives, we may not have the time to learn new skills. The beauty of studying online is that you get to find this balance between your education and your daily commitments

Study 365 offers hundreds of online courses to students across the world. Gaining new skills has never been this easy as many of our courses are open to students with little or no qualifications and previous experience. All the courses are up-to-date, relevant, affordable, and will build on existing expertise or give you a jump-start to a new career. The courses are meticulously designed and equals what is offered in a classroom setting. With a solid reputation that has established and made us made us one of the most trusted and reliable online course providers we offer the most convenient path to gain recognised skills and training that will give you the opportunity to put into practice your knowledge and expertise in your chosen career. You can learn at your own pace at Study 365 and you will be provided with all the necessary material, tutorials, qualified course instructor, narrated e-learning modules, interactive quizzes and free resources which include Free CV writing pack, free career support and course demo to make your learning experience enriching and more rewarding.

 What will I learn?

  • Have a clear understanding of the role of a business analyst.
  • Learn about business systems and business process modelling.
  • Have an overall understanding of strategy analysis.
  • Learn the approach to improve business systems.
  • Understand the importance of stakeholder management and how to use stakeholder analysis technique.
  • Learn to make recommendations for business improvements

Access Duration

The course will be directly delivered to you, and you have 12 months access to the online learning platform from the date you joined the course.  The course is self-paced and you can complete it in stages, revisiting the lectures at any time.

Who is this Course aimed at?

  • Business Analysts
  • Business Consultants
  • Business Change Analysts
  • Financial Consultants

Entry Requirement

  • Learners should be age 16 or over, and must have a basic understanding of Maths, English, and ICT.

Method of Assessment

At the end of the Foundation Certificate in Business Analysis course you will be evaluated through an online exam. The exam is designed to measure individuals’ knowledge and proficiency in business analysis following their completion of the course.

  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Computer based exam
  • Multiple choice
  • Closed book
  • Pass mark: 65%

PLEASE NOTE: We do not provide the official exam with this course, you can purchase the official exam separately from us. Please contact us to order exam vouchers.


Those who successfully complete the course will be awarded the Foundation Certificate in Business Analysis by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT. It will make you valuable to employers, and your motivation at gaining new skills will be recognised.

Awarding Body

BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, is committed to making IT good for society. We use the power of our network to bring about positive, tangible change. We champion the global IT profession and the interests of individuals, engaged in that profession, for the benefit of all.

Whether it’s using a computer for the first time or taking the lead in an organisation’s agile transformation. With flexible learning and rigorous assessment, our qualifications show employers and customers that you’ve achieved the globally-recognised benchmark in relevant skills and competence.

Progression and Career Path

Once you successfully complete the Foundation Certificate in Business Analysis you will gain an accredited qualification that will give your career the jumpstart you have always wanted. With this qualification you can further expand your education or go onto work in numerous positions that will also put you in line to demand a higher salary or job promotion. The average UK salary per annum is calculated according to https://www.payscale.com.

  • Business Analyst – £36,407 per annum
  • Business Manager – £34,285 per annum
  • Business Consultant – £38,306 per annum
  • Financial Consultant – £36,187 per annum
  • Change Analyst – £27,705 per annum

Course Curriculum

1: What Is Business Analysis
1.1 The origins of business analysis 00:00:00
1. 2 The development of business analysis 00:00:00
1.3 The scope of business analysis work 00:00:00
1.4 Taking a holistic approach 00:00:00
1.5 The role and responsibilities of a business analyst 00:00:00
2: The Competencies Of A Business Analyst
2.1 Personal qualities 00:00:00
2.2 Business knowledge 00:00:00
2.3 Professional techniques 00:00:00
2.4 The development of competencies 00:00:00
3: Strategy Analysis
3.1 The context for strategy 00:00:00
3.2 The definition of strategy (Johnson, Scholes and Whittington 2008) 00:00:00
3.3 Strategy development 00:00:00
3.4 External environment analysis 00:00:00
3.5 Internal environment analysis 00:00:00
3.6 SWOT analysis 00:00:00
3.7 Executing strategy 00:00:00
4: The Business Analysis Process Model
4.1 An approach to problem-solvin 00:00:00
4.2 Stages of the business analysis process model 00:00:00
4.3 Objectives of the process model stages 00:00:00
4.4 Procedure for each process model stage 00:00:00
4.5 Techniques used within each process model stage 00:00:00
5: Investigation Techniques
5.1 Interviews 00:00:00
5.2 Observation 00:00:00
5.3 Workshops 00:00:00
5.4 Scenarios 00:00:00
5.5 Prototyping 00:00:00
5.6 Quantitative approaches 00:00:00
5.7 Documenting the current situation 00:00:00
6: Stakeholder Analysis And Management
6.1 Stakeholder categories and identification 00:00:00
6.2 Analysing stakeholders 00:00:00
6.3 Stakeholder management strategies 00:00:00
6.4 Managing stakeholders 00:00:00
6.5 Understanding stakeholder perspectives 00:00:00
6.6 Business activity models 00:00:00
7: Modelling Business Processes
7.1 Organisational context 00:00:00
7.2 An alternative view of an organisation 00:00:00
7.3 The organisational view of business processes 00:00:00
7.4 Value propositions 00:00:00
7.5 Process models 00:00:00
7.6 Analysing the as-is process model 00:00:00
7.7 Improving business processes (to-be business process) 00:00:00
8: Defining The Solution
8.1 Gap analysis 00:00:00
8.2 Introduction to Business Architecture 00:00:00
8.3 Definition of Business Architecture 00:00:00
8.4 Business Architecture techniques 00:00:00
9: Making A Business And Financial Case
9.1 The business case in the project lifecycle 00:00:00
9.2 Identifying options 00:00:00
9.3 Assessing project feasibility 00:00:00
9.4 Structure of a business case 00:00:00
9.5 Investment appraisal 00:00:00
10: Establishing The Requirements
10.1 A framework for requirements engineering 00:00:00
10.2 Actors in requirements engineering 00:00:00
10.3 Requirements elicitation 00:00:00
10.4 Requirements analysis 00:00:00
10.5 Requirements validation 00:00:00
11: Documenting And Managing Requirements
11.1 The requirements document 00:00:00
11.2 The requirements catalogue 00:00:00
11.3 Managing requirements 00:00:00
12: Modelling Requirements
12.1 Modelling system functions 00:00:00
12.2 Modelling system data 00:00:00
13: Delivering The Requirements
13.1 Delivering the solution 00:00:00
13.2 Context 00:00:00
13.3 Lifecycles 00:00:00
14: Delivering The Business Solution
14.1 BA role in the business change lifecycle 00:00:00
14.2 Design stage 00:00:00
14.3 Implementation stage 00:00:00
14.4 Realisation stage 00:00:00
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