BCS - International Diploma in Business Analysis (BCSIDBA)



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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.

Seven reasons why you should sit your course with Firebrand Training

  1. Two options of training. Choose between residential classroom-based, or online courses
  2. You'll be certified in just 6 days. With us, you’ll be trained in record time
  3. Our course is all-inclusive. A one-off fee covers all course materials, exams, accommodation and meals. No hidden extras
  4. Pass 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
  5. 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
  6. You’ll learn 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
  7. You’ll be studying 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 103,079 professionals, and we’re partners with all of the big names in the business


Benefits of Training with Firebrand

  • Two options of training - Residential classroom-based, or online courses
  • A purpose-built training centre – get access to dedicated Pearson VUE Select facilities
  • Certification Guarantee – pass first time or train again free (just pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs)
  • Everything you need to certify – you’ll sit your exam at the earliest available opportunity after the course - either immediately after your classroom course, or as soon as there are slots available, if you've taken it online
  • No hidden extras – one cost covers everything you need to certify


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

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, by Yeates, Paul & Cadle - ISBN - 13: 978-1780172774

Your accelerated course includes:

  • Accommodation *
  • Meals, unlimited snacks, beverages, tea and coffee *
  • On-site exams **
  • Exam vouchers **
  • Practice tests **
  • Certification Guarantee ***
  • Courseware
  • Up-to 12 hours of instructor-led training each day
  • 24-hour lab access
  • Digital courseware **
  • * For residential training only. Doesn't apply for online courses
  • ** Some exceptions apply. Please refer to the Exam Track or speak with our experts
  • *** Pass first time or train again free (just pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs)


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.


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