BCS Certificate in Requirements Engineering

Gather and Document Requirements

This three-day course focuses on the tools and techniques you need when gathering and documenting requirements as a Business Analyst. 

This course is recommended for people who already have some experience in gathering and documenting requirements and would like to formalise their skills and gain the BCS certificate in Requirements Engineering. 

No matter how much experience you have, the 5-day course is designed to be the best possible entry onto the BCS International Diploma. 

This course should only be taken by candidates who have started their Diploma elsewhere and already completed the BCS Foundation in Business Analysis course.

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Purpose of this course

To develop and improve your Requirements Engineering skills, knowing your methods are in line with your organisation's expectations and international best practice.

Who is this course for

This course is for Business Analysts who have started working on the BCS Business Analysis course with another provider and have already completed the BCS Foundation in Business Analysis. 

Business Analysts new to the Diploma and/or the role of Business Analyst should start their journey on the 5-day version of this course Fundamentals of Business Analysis.

You will learn how to
  • 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
Benefits for your organisation

Your delegates should return from this course with a strong understanding of best practice in the following:

  • Requirements Elicitation, 
  • Requirements Analysis, 
  • Requirements Validation, 
  • Requirements Documentation and 
  • Requirements Management.
Benefits for you as an individual

You will return to your team with fully developed and formalised Requirements Engineering skills, ready to put them into practice and coach others around you to do the same.

  • Introduction to Requirements Engineering (5%)
  • Hierarchy of requirements (10%)
  • Stakeholders in the requirements process (5%)
  • Requirements Elicitation (20%)
  • Use of models in Requirements Engineering (10%)
  • Requirements Documentation (15%)
  • Requirements Analysis (20%)
  • Requirements Validation (5%)
  • Requirements Management (10%)

Candidates are highly likely to have started their BCS Diploma with another training provider, and have completed the BCS Foundation in Business Analysis.

Pre-course work required

There is recommended pre-reading for this course from the BCS publication 'Business Analysis'. Chapters 5, 10, 11, 12 and 13 specifically relate to the Requirements Engineering syllabus.

The reading text is not included in the course fee and delegates should obtain their own copy in order to complete the reading. The ISBN number for the book is 9781780172774 and it is available direct from the BCS, or from most on-line book retailers.

More about the exam

The BCS Requirements Engineering exam is taken on the final afternoon of this course. The exam is closed book and multi-choice, it will be based on a single scenario and will have 15 minutes of reading time (a total of 1 hour 15 mins in length). Delegates must achieve a mark of 50% or more to pass the exam and obtain the BCS certificate in Requirements Engineering.