BCS - International Diploma in Business Analysis (BCSIDBA)



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12/12/2022 (Monday)



Get four BCS Business Analysis certifications in just six days – that’s 40% faster than traditional training. You’ll take four BCS accredited courses and exams, each of which results in a professional qualification.

The BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis is an internationally recognised qualification that proves you have the knowledge, skills and flexible capabilities to be effective as a business analyst. To achieve this qualification, you must pass four BCS certifications which are included in the course. You must also pass an oral exam. This is not included in the course and you must book this through BCS.

Get four BCS certifications

This course has been built for both experienced practitioners and those new to business analysis. You’ll get the following certifications:

  • BCS Foundation Certificate in Business Analysis
    Get the fundamental knowledge in business analysis principles, techniques, approaches and concepts.

  • BCS Practitioner Certificate in Requirements Engineering
    Learn to understand and explain the requirements engineer approach and adopt relevant techniques.

  • BCS Practitioner Certificate in Modelling Business Processes
    You’ll apply business process modelling analysis techniques and understand a framework for business process improvement.

  • BCS Practitioner Certificate in Business Analysis Practice
    As part of this certification you’ll learn how to use a holistic approach to the investigation and improvement of business situations.

Seven reasons why you should sit your Business Analysis course with Firebrand Training

  1. You'll be Business Analysis certified in just 6 days. With us, you’ll be Business Analysis trained in record time
  2. Our Business Analysis course is all-inclusive. A one-off fee covers all course materials, exams, accommodation and meals. No hidden extras
  3. Pass Business Analysis first time or train again for free. This is our guarantee. We’re confident you’ll pass your course first time. But if not, come back within a year and only pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs
  4. You’ll learn more Business Analysis. A day with a traditional training provider generally runs from 9am – 5pm, with a nice long break for lunch. With Firebrand Training you’ll get at least 12 hours/day quality learning time, with your instructor
  5. You’ll learn Business Analysis faster. Chances are, you’ll have a different learning style to those around you. We combine visual, auditory and tactile styles to deliver the material in a way that ensures you will learn faster and more easily
  6. You’ll be studying Business Analysis with the best. We’ve been named in Training Industry’s “Top 20 IT Training Companies of the Year” every year since 2010. As well as winning many more awards, we’ve trained and certified 134,561 professionals, and we’re partners with all of the big names in the business
  7. You'll do more than study Business Analysis courseware. We use practical exercises to make sure you can apply your new knowledge to the work environment. Our instructors use demonstrations and real-world experience to keep the day interesting and engaging


Other accelerated training providers rely heavily on lecture and independent self-testing and study.

Effective technical instruction must be highly varied and interactive to keep attention levels high, promote camaraderie and teamwork between the students and instructor, and solidify knowledge through hands-on learning.

Firebrand Training provides instruction to meet every learning need:

  • Intensive group instruction
  • One-on-one instruction attention
  • Hands-on labs
  • Lab partner and group exercises
  • Question and answer drills
  • Independent study

This information has been provided as a helpful tool for candidates considering training. Courses that include certification come with a certification guarantee. Pass first time or train again for free (just pay for accommodation and exams on your return). We do not make any guarantees about personal successes or benefits of obtaining certification. Benefits of certification determined through studies do not guarantee any particular personal successes.


BCS Foundation Certificate in Business Analysis

  • Understand the role and competencies of a business analyst
  • Strategy analysis
  • Understand business system and business process modelling
  • Stakeholder analysis
  • Understand and learn investigation and modelling techniques
  • Requirements engineering
  • Analyse business case development
  • Management of business change

BCS Certificate in Requirements Engineering

  • Define Requirements Approach and Project Scope
  • Elicit Requirements
  • Record Requirements (Documentation)
  • Build Models and Prototypes to Represent the Requirements
  • Collaborate and Communicate with Stakeholders to Clarify Requirements
  • Analyse, Prioritise and Assure the Quality of Requirements
  • Conduct User analysis and Profiling
  • Requirements Management and Traceability

BCS Certificate in Modelling Business Processes

  • The Context for Business Processing Modelling
  • The Organisational Context for Business Processes
  • Modelling the Business Processes
  • Documenting Tasks
  • Improving Business Processes

BCS Certificate in Business Analysis Practice

  • Rationale for Business Analysis
  • Understanding the Strategic Context
  • Understanding the Current Situation
  • Stakeholder Analysis and Management
  • Analysing and Modelling Business Activities
  • Identifying Potential Solutions
  • Building the Business Case

Exam Track

You'll sit the following exams at the Firebrand Training Centre, covered by your Certification Guarantee:

  • BCS Foundation Certificate in Business Analysis
  • BCS Practitioner Certificate in Requirements Engineering
  • BCS Practitioner Certificate in Modelling Business Processes
  • BCS Practitioner Certificate in Business Analysis Practice

To achieve this qualification, you must pass the four BCS certifications above which are included in the course. You must also pass an oral exam. This is not included in the course and you must book this through BCS.

What's Included

The following comprehensive course material is included in this accelerated course:

  • BCS ‘Business Analysis’ textbook

Firebrand Training offers top-quality technical education and certification training in an all-inclusive course package specifically designed for the needs and ease of our students. We attend to every detail so our students can focus solely on their studies and certification goals.

Our Certification Programs includes

  • Intensive Hands-on Training Utilising our (Lecture | Lab | Review)TM Delivery
  • Comprehensive Study Materials, Program Courseware and Self-Testing Software including MeasureUp *
  • Fully instructor-led program with 24 hour lab access
  • Examination vouchers **
  • Near site testing, Transportation to/from Testing Center are provided ***
  • Accommodation, all meals, unlimited beverages, snacks and tea / coffee****
  • Examination Passing Policy

Please note

  • * Not on all courses
  • ** Examination vouchers are not included for the following courses: PMP, CAPM and CISSP CBK Review
  • *** Not included in our PMP, CAPM, CISA, CISM, CGEIT, CRISC, (ISC)2 or ITIL Managers and Revision Certifications
  • **** Accommodation not included on the CISSP CBK Review Seminar

Our instructors teach to accommodate every student's learning needs through individualised instruction, hands-on labs, lab partner and group exercises, independent study, self-testing, and question/answer drills.

Firebrand Training has dedicated, well-equipped educational facilities where you will attend instruction and labs and have access to comfortable study and lounging rooms. Our students consistently say our facilities are second-to-none.

Examination Passing Policy

Should a student complete a Firebrand Training Program without having successfully passed all vendor examinations, the student may re-attend that program for a period of one year.  Students will only be responsible for accommodations and vendor exam fees.


There are no formal prerequisites to attend the course but you will benefit from having some experience in a business analyst role, or by having a general understanding of business analysis. 

Unsure whether you meet the prerequisites? Don’t worry. Your training consultant will discuss your background with you to understand if this course is right for you.


Here's the Firebrand Training review section. Since 2001 we've trained exactly 134,561 students and asked them all to review our Accelerated Learning. Currently, 96.54% have said Firebrand exceeded their expectations.

Read reviews from recent accelerated courses below or visit Firebrand Stories for written and video interviews from our alumni.

"BCSIDBA is an intensive, but rewarding course and is highly executed very well through the use of Firebrand."
Iman Hussain, Pareto Law. (24/5/2021 (Monday) to 29/5/2021 (Saturday))

"The instructor was excellent at teaching, very knowledgeable and patient with a newbie like myself! I really enjoyed the course and would recommend it!"
S.M., The WOS Group. (19/10/2020 (Monday) to 24/10/2020 (Saturday))

"Course was really good and accompany my already learnt knowledge nicely. They are long days but allow you to finish the course as fast as possible."
Anonymous. (4/2/2019 (Monday) to 9/2/2019 (Saturday))

"Pleasant experience, great enthusiasm displayed from the teacher."
K.M.. (4/2/2019 (Monday) to 9/2/2019 (Saturday))

"The course was very interesting and gave me a great insight into the role as a Business Analyst. Everyone who works at Firebrand was very welcoming and helpful with this being my first course here. The teacher of this course is great, he really helped us through the course, and the exams. "
Anonymous. (4/2/2019 (Monday) to 9/2/2019 (Saturday))

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