BCS BA Diploma – Oral Exam Preparation

This 1-day course assists delegates in preparing for the BCS oral exam. This is the final stage to achieve the BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis. Attendees receive around 2 hours of preparation time which is followed by a set of mock interview questions, with feedback.

Over the past 5 years, our pass rate for attendees of this course is 94%. This compares to a global pass rate of around 80%.

This course is also available as a half-day one-to-one session for those preferring a more personalised approach.

  • Public Course Price – £245 (or £175 for delegates who have attended 5 or more days of training with BA Training Solutions).
  • One-to-one session at a time of your choosing – £275.

Course summary

This 1-day course assists delegates in preparing for the BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis oral exam. Attendees receive around 2 hours of preparation time which is followed by a set of mock interview questions, with feedback. This course is also available as a half-day one-to-one session for those preferring a more personalised approach.

Our expert BA tutors also provide post-course support via email while delegates prepare for their upcoming oral exam.

Delivery Method

Classroom and virtual.

Our virtual classroom training courses are delivered via Zoom.

Course Tutors

Our course tutors are practising business change professionals with at least 5 years training delivery experience. All of them hold the BCS Diploma in Business Analysis and have been supporting our delegates through the BCS Business Analysis Diploman oral exam for over 10 years.

Suitable for

This 1-day course is aimed at those who have completed the certificates required for the BCS Diploma in Business Analysis and have now booked with the BCS to take the oral exam. We recommend attending a preparation day or one-to-one session approximately one to two weeks before your actual exam. This will then allow you to revise areas of weakness identified during the course.

This course is suitable for those candidates who have taken the BCS modules of Requirements Engineering, Business Analysis Practice, Modelling Business Processes and the Foundation Certificate in Business Analysis or Organisational Behaviour. It may not be suitable if you took other knowledge-based or practitioner specialism modules with other providers.

  • Attendance of a public BCS Oral Exam Preparation session costs £245 (or £175 if you have attended 5 or more days of training with us).

Find out more about our BA training packages here.

If none of the dates below are suitable, please call us to arrange a one-to-one BCS Oral Exam Preparation session for only £275 (or £225 if you have attended 5 or more days of training with us).

Course Dates

DurationDate(s)PriceLocationAvailabilityBook
1 day(s)15/06/2021£245/£175 + VATVirtualGoodBook Now
1 day(s)02/07/2021£245/£175 + VATVirtualGoodBook Now

What is included?

  • 1-day tutor led training course (09:00 – 14:30), or half-day one-to-one session (09:00 – 13:00)
  • Course notes with sample exam questions
  • Maximum 9 delegates per course for virtual and classroom courses
  • Engagement with other delegates to learn from their experiences and to share your own

This course does not include the actual oral examination. Oral exams need to be booked directly with BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, and a fee is payable for this. The current price of the diploma oral examination is £325 + VAT.

Find out more about the BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis and oral exam here.

Course preparation

To get the most from this training course, you should spend around 6-7 hours revising for your oral exam but this is mainly necessary if you have not completed most of your modules recently.

Those preparing for the oral exam are recommended to focus their revision time on the BCS publication ‘Business Analysis’ – Third or Fourth Edition’.