BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis - Only 6 Days

Why

Seven reasons why you should sit your course with Firebrand Training

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  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. 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 72,589 professionals, and we’re partners with all of the big names in the business
  7. You'll do more than study Firebrand's 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

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What

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.

Note: This course is provided in conjunction with Metadata Ltd, a BCS accredited training organisation.

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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, exams and incidental costs). 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.

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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

  • Explain the importance of linking requirements to the Business Case
  • Describe the roles and responsibilities of key stakeholders in the requirements engineering process
  • Explain the use of a range of requirements elicitation techniques and the relevance of the techniques to business situations
  • Analyse, prioritise and organise elicited requirements
  • Document requirements
  • Identify problems with requirements and explain how requirements documentation may be improved
  • Create a model of the features required from a system
  • Interpret a model of the data requirements for an information system
  • Describe the principles of Requirements Management and explain the importance of managing requirements
  • Describe the use of tools to support Requirements Engineering
  • Explain the process and stakeholders involved in Requirements Validation

BCS Certificate in Modelling Business Processes

  • Identify and model core business processes at an organisational level
  • Identify and model business processes at the process level
  • Identify the events that trigger the business processes
  • Identify the outcomes from the business processes
  • Model the actors, tasks and process flows that comprise a business process
  • Analyse the tasks within a business process
  • Identify the business rules applied within tasks
  • Analyse the performance issues of individual tasks
  • Identify the performance measures applied within a business process
  • Analyse and improve business processes

BCS Certificate in Business Analysis Practice

  • 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 changes
  • Identify costs, benefits, impacts and risks for an option in a business case

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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.

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

  • BCS ‘Business Analysis’ textbook, by Yeates, Paul & Cadle - ISBN - 13: 978-1780172774

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 Accelerated Learning Programmes include:

  • 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 **
  • On site testing ***
  • Accommodation, all meals, unlimited beverages, snacks and tea / coffee****
  • Transportation to/from designated local railway stations
  • Examination Passing Policy

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.

Firebrand goes digital

We’re currently migrating from printed to digital courseware. Some courseware is already available in digital, while other books remain in printed form. To find out if this course is digital, call us on +34 911 23 77 24.

There are several benefits of easy-to-use digital courseware: downloads are immediate, and you’ll always have your courseware available wherever you are. You won’t need to wait for a printed book to be delivered before you start learning – and it’s better for the environment. You can choose to download the courseware to your own device, or borrow one of ours.

Considering a Microsoft course? Always have the most up-to-date Microsoft digital courseware with ‘Fresh Editions’. This gives you access to all versions of digital courseware – you’ll receive updates and revisions of your textbook, at no charge, for the life of that course.

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.

Please note

  • * Not on all courses
  • ** Examination vouchers are not included for the following courses: GIAC, CREST and CISSP CBK Review. Exam vouchers may also not be included for Apprentices and will require a separate purchase by an employer due to Education and Skills Funding Agency guidelines.
  • *** On site testing is not included for our PMI, GIAC, CREST, CSX Practitioner or ITIL Managers and Revision Certification Courses
  • **** Accommodation not included on the CISSP CBK Review Seminar

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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 - we’ll discuss your technical background, experience and qualifications to determine whether this accelerated course suits you.

Just call us on +34 911 23 77 24 and speak to one of our enrolment consultants.

Firebrand is an immersive environment and requires commitment. Some prerequisites are simply guidelines; you may find your unique experience, attitude and determination enables you to succeed on your accelerated course.

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Reviews

Here's the Firebrand Training review section. Since 2001 we've trained exactly 72,589 students and asked them all to review our Accelerated Learning. Currently, 96.74% have said Firebrand exceeded their expectations.

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"I had a great time, I learned a lot from a very skilled instructor."
Anoynmous. - BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis (6 days) (12/11/2018 to 17/11/2018)

"Before I came here I was very apprehensive about the course and thought that it might not be beneficial but when we started, I already had a clearer insight into my job role and clarity on certain aspects of it. Through this course it helped me understand processes and techniques that I thought I could not even use so it was an excellent experience. Also through the vast experience of our learning Mentor he showed us also how he used these techniques in his working life and that really showed us how to apply these newly learned techniques in our job role."
Kennedy Okeke, Dasiy Group. - BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis (6 days) (12/11/2018 to 17/11/2018)

"Great instructor, content and facilities. I will definitely use Firebrand again."
Wincy Mok, AfaPeople UK. - BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis (6 days) (9/10/2017 to 14/10/2017)

"Intense but rewarding experience for those looking to learn in a fast passed and focused environment."
Ez Balci, New Signature. - BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis (6 days) (9/10/2017 to 14/10/2017)

"Well delivered, engaging training sessions. Easy location to get to. "
Michael Oshodi, N/A. - BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis (6 days) (18/12/2016 to 23/12/2016)

"Great location, friendly and very helpful staff. Super facilities, and you will not be disappointed if you book a course."
George Fallis, N/A. - BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis (6 days) (9/5/2016 to 14/5/2016)

"Supportive, accelerated learning in a comfortable environment."
Rochelle Mill, N/A. - BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis (6 days) (9/5/2016 to 14/5/2016)

"Facilities are great for learning and relaxing in-between.The tutor was supportive and available late into the evening. Any queries were answered with extra support and time given as needed. Course content was extensive and covered all aspects."
Deborah Holyoak. - BCS Level 4 Certificate in Data Analysis Concepts (4 days) (22/7/2019 to 25/7/2019)

"Firebrand Training courses are a fantastic way to gain the level of knowledge you require to progress professionally. All the staff are very knowledgeable and happy to help. They tailor your learning needs to you as an individual meaning you will really get the most out of your learning. "
Jay Cooper, Bourne Leisure. - BCS Level 4 Certificate in Data Analysis Concepts (4 days) (22/7/2019 to 25/7/2019)

"Great course, I gained a lot of understanding about data analysis in its own right, and how to relate it to your own company. "
joanne bowman, mitchells and butler. - BCS Level 4 Certificate in Data Analysis Concepts (4 days) (22/7/2019 to 25/7/2019)

"Excellent facilities at Wyboston. Staff were very welcoming and helpful throughout the course. "
M.L.. - BCS Level 4 Certificate in Data Analysis Concepts (4 days) (22/7/2019 to 25/7/2019)

"A well organised course. The logistics of the training were good - hotel next to the training center."
G.B., Lloyds Banking Group. - BCS Level 4 Certificate in Data Analysis Concepts (4 days) (24/6/2019 to 27/6/2019)

"Good food, nice accommodation and enjoyable course."
J.L.. - BCS Level 4 Certificate in Data Analysis Concepts (4 days) (22/7/2019 to 25/7/2019)

"Amazing atmosphere to learn, properly fed and taken care of."
Anonymous. - BCS Level 4 Certificate in Data Analysis Concepts (4 days) (22/7/2019 to 25/7/2019)

"Training was mint, accommodation and logistics were spot on, really happy with how everything went. Good job Firebrand!"
T.S., Barclays. - BCS Level 4 Certificate in Data Analysis Concepts (4 days) (24/6/2019 to 27/6/2019)

"Very good training course, providing a variety of good knowledge and skills appropriate to my job"
D.C.. - BCS Level 4 Certificate in Data Analysis Concepts (4 days) (24/6/2019 to 27/6/2019)

"Firebrand is a great way to accelerate your learning, providing useful tools and skills for you to take back to your workplace and apply them to your day to day duties."
C.S., Kuehne + Nagel. - BCS Level 4 Certificate in Data Analysis Concepts (4 days) (24/6/2019 to 27/6/2019)

"Good atmosphere, happy to come back and learn more ! "
Louis Othen, Zurich Insurance Group. - BCS Level 4 Certificate in Data Analysis Concepts (4 days) (24/6/2019 to 27/6/2019)

"Great instructor, who provided us with a lot of great insights into the world of data analysis."
J.W.. - BCS Level 4 Certificate in Data Analysis Concepts (4 days) (20/5/2019 to 23/5/2019)

"Firebrand surprised me with their teaching techniques. Highly recommended. "
Lenka Wolfova, Kuehne - Nagel. - BCS Level 4 Certificate in Data Analysis Concepts (4 days) (20/5/2019 to 23/5/2019)

"Helpful information provided in the course to get through the exam. Days were well structured and included not only talking but activities to take part in too."
Anonymous. - BCS Level 4 Certificate in Data Analysis Concepts (4 days) (20/5/2019 to 23/5/2019)

"I appreciated the efficiency of being able to learn everything I needed for the exam in a single week and to take the exam in the same week. The residential experience also helped to maintain the right frame of mind."
Anonymous. - BCS Level 4 Certificate in Data Analysis Concepts (4 days) (20/5/2019 to 23/5/2019)

"I have found this a very useful course, set in good accommodation within a friendly environment and would thoroughly recommend it to anyone."
Wayne Brooks, Devon County Council. - BCS Level 4 Certificate in Data Analysis Concepts (4 days) (21/1/2019 to 24/1/2019)

"I enjoyed my time here"
Dominic Santaniello, Experteye. - BCS Level 4 Certificate in Data Analysis Concepts (4 days) (26/11/2018 to 29/11/2018)

"Firebrand enables you to achieve results as fast as possible with excellent support from the tutors. "
Thomas Eyles, Barclaycard. - BCS Level 4 Certificate in Data Analysis Concepts (4 days) (26/11/2018 to 29/11/2018)

"This course ran through the core concepts of data analysis , there was a lot of concepts which hadn’t even crossed my mind & has opened up to more possibilities! "
L.W.. - BCS Level 4 Certificate in Data Analysis Concepts (4 days) (26/11/2018 to 29/11/2018)

"As an IT manager with a responsibility for security, I found this course both useful and entertaining. Thoroughly recommended."
Steve Morton. - BCS Certificate in Information Security Management Principles (CISMP) (4 days) (29/10/2018 to 1/11/2018)

"Very good and good accommodation provided."
Lee Laverty, Plus Dane Housing. - BCS Level 4 Certificate in Data Analysis Concepts (4 days) (24/9/2018 to 27/9/2018)

"Brilliant course, very helpful and knowledgeable trainer who has plenty of real world examples from his years of experience."
N.L., Lewisham Council. - BCS Level 4 Certificate in Data Analysis Concepts (4 days) (24/9/2018 to 27/9/2018)

"Firebrand have helped me to achieve various certifications throughout my time as an apprentice."
Naeem Dawood, Corporate Risk Associates. - BCS Certificate in Information Security Management Principles (CISMP) (4 days) (14/5/2018 to 17/5/2018)

"Great facilities and thoughtful staff. "
Anonymous - BCS Certificate in Information Security Management Principles (CISMP) (4 days) (14/5/2018 to 17/5/2018)

"Excellent. Tailored instruction that suits the course of students to achieve the aim."
Oliver Hawes, Computacenter. - BCS Certificate in Information Security Management Principles (CISMP) (4 days) (5/3/2018 to 8/3/2018)

"I find that the training, although intense, is a really good way of learning. Sometimes you may feel that you haven''t learned much I have found that on tests you almost subliminally know the answer and with staying onsite you have no distractions from the outside."
N.S., Emeiatec Ltd. - BCS Certificate in Information Security Management Principles (CISMP) (4 days) (5/3/2018 to 8/3/2018)

"Firebrand training is very fast paced, but you are able to gain a lot of information in a short space of time. the methods of teaching are very effective and it is evident that all the staff really care. "
Sarah Godlington, THS Inspection Services. - BCS Level 4 Certificate in Data Analysis Concepts (4 days) (22/1/2018 to 26/1/2018)

"Firebrand is a very good way of learning!"
Reece Hutchinson, Department for Education. - BCS Level 4 Certificate in Data Analysis Concepts (4 days) (22/1/2018 to 26/1/2018)

"This is my second course at Firebrand. The first time I came, I was taught at a very fast pace that was too much for me. But this time round with a difference tutor I feel like I have learnt a lot which has changed my perspective on Firebrand completely, in a positive way!"
Alexander Farquharson, Department for Education. - BCS Level 4 Certificate in Data Analysis Concepts (4 days) (22/1/2018 to 26/1/2018)

"Third time at FB and have been pleased with the facilities and training assigned."
Steven Roberts, Leicestershire Police. - BCS Certificate in Information Security Management Principles (CISMP) (4 days) (4/9/2017 to 7/9/2017)

"A thoroughly rewarding experience that focus the mind on your course of choice without external distraction."
Anonymous - BCS Certificate in Information Security Management Principles (CISMP) (4 days) (26/6/2017 to 29/6/2017)

"Firebrand training gave me more understanding of the subject then was required to pass the exam so i felt confident taking my knowledge into the workplace"
Matthew Corbett. - BCS Certificate in Information Security Management Principles (CISMP) (4 days) (19/4/2017 to 22/4/2017)

"Firebrand is an incredibly effective and motivational training center. Wyboston Lakes provides a perfect backdrop for study. Relaxing gardens, comfy rooms and a well equipped training center. As well as food and drinks on demand so you have nothing to worry about but getting your head down and studying. With 12 hour days this is exactly what is needed. Would highly recommend Firebrand."
Aaron Surtees, Union Square Software Ltd. - BCS Systems Development Essentials (2 days) (20/6/2016 to 21/6/2016)

"Firebrand Training offers great courses, and is very fast paced. Doing it this way means that I able was to learn a lot in a short amount of time. As an apprentice, the courses that I set were challenging but also very rewarding."
Hannah McEwan, WM360. - BCS Systems Development Essentials (2 days) (20/6/2016 to 21/6/2016)

"Very good course with lots of information to take in, but will help me in the future during my apprenticeship and onwards."
Benjamin Riley, Halton Borough Council. - BCS Systems Development Essentials (2 days) (20/6/2016 to 21/6/2016)

"Quick paced course with lots of information learned in little time"
S.R. - BCS Systems Development Essentials (2 days) (20/6/2016 to 21/6/2016)

"Good experience, relaxed environment."
Anonymous - BCS Systems Development Essentials (2 days) (20/6/2016 to 21/6/2016)

"Learned a lot!"
H.M, MyKnowledgeMap. - BCS Systems Development Essentials (2 days) (20/6/2016 to 21/6/2016)

"Great training and facilities."
Jack Armiger, AVEVA. - BCS Systems Development Essentials (2 days) (20/6/2016 to 21/6/2016)

"Very educational, very welcoming, and above all very helpful. Firebrand not only just taught me about "Scrum" and "Agile", they taught me essentials about working within teams, such as: the Scrum Master will handle any discrepancies or impediments to aid the teams progress on a project. Not to mention the knowledge is "free-reign" as it were, if anything is unknown to you, your tutor will easily and helpfully inform you on what you don''t know. I am VERY pleased with this course and I would definitely recommend it to anyone who''s thinking of taking it as part of your companies training for you."
Harry Holdstock, Key Intelligence. - BCS Systems Development Essentials (2 days) (20/6/2016 to 21/6/2016)

"Useful course, very informative"
L.S, QFC. - BCS Systems Development Essentials (2 days) (20/6/2016 to 21/6/2016)

"Excellent trainer, but course was intensive. Recommended if you are prepared to put this time in. Cannot recommend the trainer enough. "
John Doherty, Atos. - BCS Certificate in Information Security Management Principles (CISMP) (4 days) (11/1/2016 to 14/1/2016)

"Hard work but everybody in the class passed the certification exam. Therefore must have been a good course with a great trainer and even better delegates! "
C.H. - BCS Certificate in Information Security Management Principles (CISMP) (4 days) (11/1/2016 to 14/1/2016)

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