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BCS Business Analysis Practice Certificate

Drive business improvement by enhancing your analysis, planning and strategic skills. Effectively identify business issues, opportunities, problems and solutions.

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  • Online Self-Study$1,000

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Build on your strategic BA skills

As a Business Analyst one of your main roles is to drive business improvement and attain business benefit. Enhance your analysis, planning, problem-solving and strategic skills with the BCS BA Practice course.

This course teaches participants how to develop effective and feasible business solutions by using a range of strategic analysis and enterprise improvement techniques. Gain skills in identifying business issues, opportunities, problems and solutions. All of these could fast track your career and make you stand out from your peers.

TARGET AUDIENCE: This course has no prerequisites and is able to be undertaken by anyone interested in Business Analysis. It is designed for:

  • Experienced BA’s wanting to build upon their strategic Business Analysis skills in line with best practice.
  • BA’s looking to achieve the BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis.
  • Business Analysts looking to accredit their skills for recognition among employers, clients and peers.

EXTRA COURSE INCLUSIONS: Our Pass GuaranteeFree Revision Questions and other BA goodies are just a few of the extra inclusions you receive when training with Planit  – leader in Accredited BCS training. View our full list of extra inclusions.

"The course content was excellent. The facilitator was excellent. I would definitely look at partaking additional courses with Planit."

Preeti Thayumanavan, Dun & Bradstreet

What You’ll Learn

Learning Outcomes

  • Describe how a business strategy is developed
  • Use strategic analysis techniques
  • Describe the need for project discipline
  • Explain techniques to investigate an organisation’s business systems
  • Describe an approach to improving business systems
  • Explain the importance of stakeholder management and use a stakeholder analysis technique
  • Use techniques for the analysis and modelling of business systems
  • Describe how recommendations for business improvement may be identified
  • Describe the contents of a rigorous business case for the development and implementation of business change
  • Identify costs, benefits, impacts and risks for an option in a business case

Course Content

  • Business analysis rationale
  • Strategic analysis in context
  • A project approach to business analysis
  • Understanding the situation/issues
  • Business perspectives
  • Analysing and modelling the business activities
  • Creative problem solving
  • Identifying potential solutions
  • Making the business case

Concepts and Terminology

  • Business activity modelling
  • Business analysis maturity model
  • Business case development
  • Change management
  • Cost/benefit analysis
  • Fishbone diagrams
  • Five-forces analysis
  • Key Performance Indicators
  • Mind maps
  • Risk analysis
  • Soft Systems architecture and methodology
  • Stakeholder analysis
  • Strategic analysis
  • SWOT analysis
  • Systems thinking
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  Examination ($315 + GST)

Candidates take a 1 hour, open-book, scenario-based, essay-style examination.


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What is included with this course?


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Pass Guarantee


On the rare occasion a student doesn’t pass, they can re-attend the course for FREE within 6 months (Excludes exam re-sits).

3 Days' Training


3 days of classroom training with a certified industry professional.

Food & Beverages


Full catering is provided including morning tea, lunch afternoon tea.

Course Manual


250+ page comprehensive course manual.

Exam Revision Questions


Pass first time with our exam revision questions included with the course.

Online Version

6 months access to the Online course. Extensions are only $200 for an additional 3 months.

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"The course content was excellent. The facilitator was excellent. I would definitely look at partaking additional courses with Planit."

Preeti Thayumanavan, Dun & Bradstreet
BCS BA Practice

Why Choose Planit?

  • Experienced Expert Trainers

  • Practical Learning Outcomes

  • Industry Leading Pass Rates