BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis

The BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis is an industry recognised qualification offered by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT. To qualify for the Diploma you must pass four written exams and an oral exam. The four written exams consist of two core, one knowledge-based specialism and one practitioner specialism module.

Course summary

We offer the following modules in our public course schedule:

CoreKnowledge Based SpecialismPractitioner Specialism
Requirements Engineering

Business Analysis Practice

Foundation Certificate in Business AnalysisModelling Business Processes
Both of theseOne of theseOne of these

We also offer the following modules for on-site delivery only:

Knowledge Based Specialisms

Foundation Certificate in Business Change

Foundation Certificate in IS Project Management

Foundation Certificate in BCS Organisational Behaviour

Practitioner Specialism

Benefits Management and Business Acceptance

The oral exam

Following successful completion of the four modular exams, delegates must also take an oral exam directly with the BCS to achieve the full diploma qualification. This is booked and paid for directly with the BCS – the current cost is £325. We also offer an optional oral exam preparation day to prepare delegates for this final exam.

BCS Business Analysis Diploma Packages

Our BCS Business Analysis Diploma package discounts are simply based on how many days of training you book in one go for each person. They represent a significant saving compared to booking courses individually. To receive a package discount, you need to book and pay for 6 or more days of training in one go.

  • Receive 10% off the total cost when you book 6 or more days training
  • Receive 15% off the total cost when you book 12 or more days training

Delegates can attend any of our available public scheduled course dates and have up to 12 months to complete the courses included in the package.

To receive a package discount, you must pay for the package up-front. You can then choose to take the modules over a 12-month period. Our recommended route whilst we are only able to deliver virtually, is:

  1. Foundation Certificate in Business Analysis – this provides an introduction and overview of the other modules, followed by:
  2. Business Analysis Practice
  3. Requirements Engineering
  4. Modelling Business Processes

The final three modules can be taken in any order but the above is our view of the natural order for attending the BCS BA diploma courses and sitting the exams.

An example of our cheapest package which includes all four modules required for the BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis is:

Virtual Classroom Package – £2150 + VAT inc exams

Includes:

All delivered through virtual tutor-led classroom training.

Virtual + Self-Study Package – £1900 + VAT inc exams

This package is aimed at BAs who don’t want to attend a 3-day foundation course:

5-day Fundamentals of Business Analysis plus Diploma Top-Up Package – £2495 + VAT inc exams

This package is aimed at those new to business analysis wanting a very practical introductory course followed later by accreditation focused training:

Includes:

Add an oral exam preparation day to any package for £175 + VAT

Visit the BCS website for detailed information about the BCS diploma here.

For a quote on any other combination of courses, please contact us.

Receive free BCS Associate Membership worth £92 when you pass your first BCS exam. Giving access to professional development and networking tools to enhance your BA career. Click here for more information.

How long does it take? 

Delegates can achieve the modular certificates required for the Diploma in as little as 9 days classroom-based training, or 12 days of virtual training. BCS do not impose any time limit to complete the modules, but once the final modular exam has been taken, the oral exam should be taken within 12 months.

Delegates taking a Diploma Package must choose the first course date at the time of booking from our advertised public course schedule but can then book further courses later, provided all are attended within a 12-month period.

Why should I study with BA Training Solutions?

Our courses are delivered by experienced business change professionals who also have spent several years delivering BCS modules and successfully guiding delegates through the exams.

We have a number of previous course attendees who have felt significant benefit from our training and have offered to act as ambassadors for BA Training Solutions. Our ambassadors come from the UK and other countries such as Greece, and can be contacted directly via email for their candid and unbiased opinions on our training. If you would like to communicate with one of our ambassadors, please contact us.

To book a place or view our course schedule click here.

What if I have already attended some of the modules? 

We are happy to accept anyone on our courses to complete their diploma. To work out the price of a package, just add up the total cost of the modules you need to complete, calculate the number of days training and apply the discounts stated above.

Alternatively, just contact us and we will work out a price for you.