BCS Practitioner Certificate in Business Analysis Practice


BCS Practitioner Certificate in Business Analysis Practice

Course Description

Powerful strategic analysis training to help you investigate business problems and recommend appropriate creative solutions — all while achieving internationally recognised BCS and IIBA® certification.

Pricing Overview

Basic, essential and professional options that match your ambition. Flexible options to suit you:
- R5455/exam (Basic)
- R10145/course (Essential)
- R15,600.00 R13260/bundle (Professional)

Key Learnings

Includes business environment analysis, business perspectives, business system modelling, gap analysis, business case creation, and much more — giving you everything you need to pass the BCS Practitioner Certificate in Business Analysis Practice exam.

Business Analysis Practice training course cover

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Today, your business stakeholders are expecting more from you.

Modern business analysts are increasingly required to extend themselves beyond the traditional role of developing and maintaining information systems.

Meaning today you need the capability to understand the business strategy, use proven techniques to analyse the business area, and identify changes to business processes needed to meet internal challenges and external opportunities.

And this Business Analysis Practice course is designed to help you do exactly that.

By developing the skills needed to work with senior business and IT staff to analyse and model business activities, you will learn how to investigate business problems, and how to identify and recommend relevant creative solutions.

The Practices You Need to Stand In Your Stakeholders Shoes

Bring stakeholders together by unpacking perspectives into strategies that move the needle.

Holistic approach

Understand the framework and guidance for business analysis activities.

Business Strategy

Analyse the business context to facilitate business strategy development.

Project Approach

Manage the need for project discipline for business analysis studies.

Investigate Situation

Use elicitation techniques to investigate an organisation’s business situation.

Stakeholder Management

Leverage stakeholder analysis techniques for stakeholder management.

Business Perspectives

Business Perspectives

Leverage stakeholder analysis techniques for stakeholder management.

Business Activities

Conceptualise and analyse the modelling of business systems.

Gap Analysis

Identify potential solution options for business improvements.

Business Case

Drive the contents of a rigorous business case for recommendation.


THIS is the BA course that will allow you to differentiate yourself!

Great content. Great training style. Good balance between course theory + practical application + exam preparation. Utterly professional.

This is the business analysis course that will allow you to differentiate yourself from other business analysts!

I'm going to send my entire team on this training—juniors through to seniors.

Michelle Van Kesteren , Head of Business Consulting at Saratoga

Moving You Closer to Your Career Goal

Modelling Business Processes works towards all the sought-after professional certifications.

BCA Certificate Programme in Business Analysis

Business Analysis Practice is a qualifying module towards your BCA Certificate Programme in Business Analysis (CPBA), for people needing to formalise their skills.

BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis

Business Analysis Practice is a Core module towards your BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis, for people wanting to tag a higher-level BA qualification.

IIBA Core Business Analysis Certifications

Business Analysis Practice provides you with 21 PD hours/CDUs towards your IIBA® certification and re-certification, for people seeking the ECBA™, CCBA®, or CBAP®.

Everything You'll Learn on Business Analysis Practice

To give you more of an idea of how the course will help you, here’s a quick guide to the syllabus.


Business analysis rationale

Scope and definition of business analysis, development of the profession, business change life-cycle; roles in business analysis.


Systemic approach to business analysis

Understanding the framework for business analysis; stage objectives, procedures, inputs, deliverables and typical technique.


Business environment analysis

External environment analysis – PESTLE, Five Forces Analysis; Internal environment analysis – Resource Audit, MOST; Building a SWOT analysis.


Critical success factors and key performance indicators

Critical success factors and key performance indicators; measuring performance – the Balanced Business Scorecard.


Project approach to business analysis studies

Initiating a business analysis study, defining terms of reference; business and project objectives; deliverables from business analysis studies.


Investigating the business situation

Review of investigation techniques, representing a holistic view of the business situation – rich pictures, mind maps, fishbone diagram.


Stakeholder analysis and management

Identifying stakeholders; analysing stakeholders – Power/Interest Grid, RACI; stakeholder management strategies and plan.


Defining business perspectives

Identifying different perspectives; defining perspectives - CATWOE; identify similarities and differences in their world-views.


Modelling business activities

Types of business activity; building a conceptual business activity model; consolidating perspectives and building consensus by resolving conflicts.


Exploring the gap

Exploring the gap between the current and desired situation, identifying areas for change, taking a holistic approach to business improvement.


Making a business case

Analysing feasibility, contents of a business case, options, costs and benefits, impacts and risks, life-cycle for the business case.

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How Business Change Academy Professionals Are Breaking Through the Noise

Here’s what some of our learners say about how Business Analysis Practice helps them cut through the clutter and deliver business change in remarkable ways.

This course gave me incredible value

By providing new perspectives on tasks I already do and adding many new tools to my arsenal, that I can apply in my day to day activities, this course gave me incredible value.

Melanie Cross Business Analyst

It will be easy to apply the learnings to my projects

The course put so many business analysis techniques into perspective, guiding practical knowledge of when to use what and it will be easy to apply the learnings to my projects.

Abeda Essop Business Analyst

I had lots of AHA! moments... I would say this is the course to be in.

I had lots of AHA! moments... all the techniques and tools I learnt were great and I was able to use them straightaway back at the office. I would say this is the course to be in.

Petrus Morobi, OM Insure Senior Business Analyst

Rated 4.98 out of 5 stars

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We've got your back — every step of the way.

Because we are mindful that training isn’t an end, it's just the beginning.

Learning Points

Our series of post-training Key Learning Points emails helps transform your classroom learning into long lasting knowledge and enables better workplace skills.

Alumni Forums

Complimentary life-time access to our Alumni forums gives you the opportunity to ask any questions about the course content and share your practical experiences.

Free Content

From articles to templates to podcasts and webinars, Business Change Academy offers no shortage of free content to help you stay ahead of the curve.

BCS Practitioner Certificate in Business Analysis Practice Training That Matches Your Ambition

Choose your own path with the exam or course only, or hit the ground running with our professional bundle.


Exam Only



What's included

  • 3 days expert-led training
  • 21 PD hours
  • BCS examination


Course Only



What's included

  • 3 days expert-led training
  • 21 PD hours
  • BCS examination

SAVE R2340


Course + Exam





What's included

  • 3 days expert-led training
  • 21 PD hours
  • BCS examination

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Fully Backed By Our 100% COURSE PROMISE

We're so confident that you'll get everything you need in the professional bundle to pass the BCS Business Analysis Practice exam at the first attempt, that should you need another shot we'll give you the opportunity to re-attend the training free of charge when booking your exam resit—just bring your course materials along with you.

Meet Your Trainer

Joe Newbert is the Chief Training Officer at Business Change Academy, where he has been teaching business analysis since 2007. During his career he has worked on 1000+ projects ranging from package implementations, to bespoke development, to process reengineering and advisory consulting.

Joe is a sought after expert on industry initiatives and at community events all around the world, having contributed as:

  • Author IIBA® Business Analysis Competency Model
  • Non-Executive Director IIBA®-SA Strategy Board
  • Speaker PMI® Business Analysis Virtual Conference
  • Speaker Business Analysis Conference Europe
  • Presenter IIBA® Leadership Series
  • Editor-in-Chief at Inter-View Report
  • Show-runner at OneSixEight.fm

And he has been awarded the BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis, of course!

Joe's training ability has catapulted careers forward. Just look at what his delegates have to say about him:

Joe powered through tons of well-crafted content in a way that kept the course fun.

Joe powered through tons of well-crafted content in a way that kept the course fun and engaging.

Paulo Conde Business Analyst

Joe is incredibly knowledgeable and his facilitation is exceptional.

Joe is incredibly knowledgeable and his facilitation is exceptional. The examples he gave were spot on and they helped me to understand the courses many concepts.

Petrus Morobi Senior Business Analyst, OM Insure

Joe truly has a passion for people and what they need to be as a business analyst.

Joe truly has a passion for people and what they need to be as a business analyst inside the organisation.

Corinne Brits Business Analyst, Shoprite

Who Business Analysis Practice is designed for:

All business professionals seeking to improve their strategic analysis knowledge, skills and abilities.

Analysis People

Including business analysts, process engineers, and systems analysts.

Business People

Including subject matter experts, business managers, and product owners.

Project People

Including project managers, project stakeholders, and change managers.

IT People

Including system architects, software developers, and test analysts.

Grow your career with Business Change Academy's pure BCS Practitioner Certificate in Business Analysis Practice course.

Frequently Asked Questions

Still have a question? These answers may help.

Why learn with Business Change Academy?

We actively work at the forefront of the worldwide business analysis evolution, helping to craft modern industry standards and practices.

We are committed to creating long-lasting relationships with the delegates and companies we work with, and with supporting their training every step of the way.

Why choose the BCS Business Analysis programme?

Over 100,000 business analysis professionals worldwide are certified with BCS.

Your business analysis journey is as unique as you are, so rather than choose a 'one-size-fits-all' training programme, you can tailor a path that meets you where your career is at.

How is this course delivered?

All our courses are facilitated by recognised industry experts, each of whom have gained profound experience of business analysis.

Their knowledge, enthusiasm and interactive skills will ensure the success of your training.

What materials are provided?

A comprehensive manual, containing detailed information about business analysis techniques, and providing references for further reading, is provided to each delegate who attends this course.

Is this course accredited?

Yes, this course is accredited by the BCS and IIBA®.

Is this course aligned with the IIBA® BABOK®?

Yes, this course is aligned to Version 3.0 of the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge® (BABOK® Guide).

Do I get a certificate at the end of the course?

Yes, you can get two.

Once you've attended the course, you'll receive an IIBA® endorsed certificate from the Business Change Academy.

And when you pass the BCS exam you'll receive a certificate for your international qualification.

Do I need IT skills to attend the course?

No, none of our courses require you to have IT skills.

Do I need to prepare for the course?

We recommend you do some pre-reading as this will help you to get the most out of the course.

We will send you the required material (including a case study) one week before the course start.

Is there an exam?

This course thoroughly prepares participants for the BCS Business Analysis Practice examination, which is an optional exam.

When do I take the exam?

You can sit the exam immediately after finishing the course, 

What format is the exam?

One hour ‘open book’ written exam, based on a business scenario. The pass mark is 50%.

When do I pay for the course?

Full payment is required at least 10 working days before the course start date. Please refer to our terms and conditions.

Can I cancel a booking?

Yes, you can cancel a booking but in order to do so without penalty, we require 10 working days notice. For more information on our cancellation policy, see our terms and conditions.

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