BCS Requirements Engineering

This course covers the syllabus and exam for the BCS Certificate in Requirements Engineering.

Course summary

The course is recommended for those wanting to understand and practise the techniques used by a business analyst on a project – this includes the elicitation, documentation and review of requirements as well as process, use case and data modelling.

The course follows the BCS exam syllabus. For those wanting a more in-depth coverage including the use of agile, should consider our 4-day Fundamentals of Business Analysis course which also includes the BCS Requirements Engineering exam.

Delivery Method

Classroom and Virtual delivery.

Our virtual classroom training courses are delivered via Zoom. Online BCS exams will also require use of Zoom and installation of exam software on the delegate’s laptop or desktop PC.

Course Tutors

Our course tutors for both classroom and virtual courses are practising business change professionals with at least 5 years training delivery experience.

Suitable for

This course is aimed at individuals who would like to achieve the BCS Certificate in Requirements Engineering, one of the core modules required for the BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis. 

Practising business analysts and product owners will benefit from this course as it teaches  practical skills and techniques that can be applied back in the workplace, as well as achieving a recognised accreditation.

Course Dates

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3 day(s)25/01/2021 to 27/01/2021Reduced to £545 + VATVirtual5 places availableBook Now
3 day(s)22/02/2021 to 24/02/2021£625 + VATVirtual7 places availableBook Now
3 day(s)22/03/2021 to 24/03/2021£625 + VATVirtualGoodBook Now
3 day(s)26/04/2021 to 28/04/2021£625 + VATVirtualGoodBook Now
3 day(s)24/05/2021 to 26/05/2021£625 + VATVirtualGoodBook Now
3 day(s)05/07/2021 to 07/07/2021£625 + VATVirtualGoodBook Now

What is included?

  • 3-day tutor led training course
  • BCS Requirements Engineering examination, taken at the end of the course
  • Course notes and exercise workbooks
  • 3 sample exam papers taken and assessed with support and guidance from the course tutor.
  • Experienced tutors who have also worked on business change projects for at least 10 years
  • Maximum 9 delegates per course for virtual and classroom courses
  • Engagement with other delegates to learn from their experiences and to share your own
  • Case studies and exercises to apply techniques learnt
  • Post-course access to careers advice from practising business analysts

Learning Outcomes

Candidates should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding and application of Requirements Engineering principles and techniques in the following areas (with syllabus % weightings):

  1. The Requirements Engineering framework; the issues and rationale in a business context; the application of the framework. (5%)
  2. The hierarchy of requirements. (10%)
  3. Roles and responsibilities of key stakeholders in the Requirements Engineering framework. (5%)
  4. Requirements elicitation. (20%)
  5. Requirements modelling. (10%)
  6. Requirements documentation. (15%)
  7. Requirements analysis. (20%)
  8. Requirements validation. (5%)
  9. Requirements management. (10%)

To view the full BCS syllabus for the Certificate in Requirements Engineering please click here.

Course preparation

The syllabus for this course and exam is based on several chapters from the BCS publication ‘Business Analysis, Third Edition’. It is strongly recommended that delegates purchase and read the relevant chapters before attending the course. This will greatly increase their chances of passing the exam.

The BCS reading text is not included in the course fee and delegates should obtain their own copy in order to complete the pre-reading.

Additional course information

Courses take place 09:00 – 17:30 each day.

BCS Examination and Accreditation Details

The BCS Certificate in Requirements Engineering exam is taken on the final afternoon of the course.

To support preparation for taking the exam we provide delegates with two sample exam papers during the course and a further set of sample exam questions that they can attempt as homework.

The exam fee is included in the costs shown above. The format of the examination is a one-hour closed-book multiple-choice examination consisting of 40 questions. Candidates need to achieve a minimum of 25 marks out of 40 to pass the examination.

Part of the BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis

The BCS Certificate in Requirements Engineering is a core (mandatory) module required to complete the BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis. To obtain the full Diploma candidates must also obtain the other core module, a practitioner specialism module and a knowledge-based specialism module. Candidates must also take a one-hour oral exam directly with the BCS – The Chartered Institute for IT, following successful completion of the four modules.