BCS Business Analysis Practice Certificate

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

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


  1. Business analysis rationale
  2. Strategic analysis in context
  3. A project approach to business analysis
  4. Understanding the situation/issues
  5. Business perspectives
  6. Analysing and modelling the business activities
  7. Creative problem solving
  8. Identifying potential solutions
  9. Making the business case


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

Please note! Exam fee is not included in the course price, and will be invoiced extra. Due to currency changes, please contact us for exam fee. 

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