Fundamentals of Business Analysis - Including BCS Requirements Engineering

Basic Business Analysis and Requirements Engineering

The perfect way to start the BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis - this course gets you up and running and using your new knowledge as soon as you return to work.

By the end of this course you will have a really solid grounding in all the major elements of Business Analysis across the board. You will also have acquired a depth of knowledge in Requirements Engineering. 

This five-day course covers much of the BCS Foundation Certificate in Business Analysis and all of the syllabus for BCS Requirements Engineering (including the exam).

Candidates who have started the Diploma this way with us can go on and complete the Foundation Certificate in Business Analysis in 1 day as the last course to complete their Diploma. 

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Purpose of this course

Our Fundamentals of Business Analysis course is suited to Business Analysts recently placed in the role or to Business Analysts who have been performing the role for some time but have never received any formal training.
It is suitable as an introduction for anyone thinking about moving into the Business Analysis role or for other change management professionals wanting to gain a more in-depth understanding of the role and responsibilities of the Business Analyst.

Who is this course for

Candidates looking to get a good grounding in Business Analysis and/or those with the aim long-term to complete the BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis.

You will learn how to

By the end of the course the Business Analyst will be able to:
Integrate into a project team environment with an understanding of their role, key responsibilities and relationship with fellow project members
Work with business stakeholders to gather and document different types and levels of requirement
Work with business stakeholders to define, scope and initiate a project
Understand how project approaches such as Agile affect the BA role
Break-down complex business scenarios or problems into process and data models
Validate requirements by producing Use Cases and assess requirements against defined quality criteria
Apply end-to-end thinking to complex business and system problems to ensure 'right first time' documentation and solutions
Work with stakeholders to develop optimum solutions to defined requirements
Confidently present findings to business users and their project team

Benefits for your organisation

Your delegates should return from this course with solid foundation in the basics of Business Analysis alongside 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. 
You will have a formalised understanding of Business Analysis basics across the board.

Module 1 - Introduction to the Business Analyst Role
Module 2 - Project Definition and Scoping
Module 3 - Interviewing and fact finding
Module 4 - Requirements Definition
Module 5 - Process Modelling 
Module 6 - Data Modelling
Module 7 - Ensuring Requirements Quality
Module 8 - Managing Delivery
Module 9 - Requirements Engineering Techniques
Exam - BCS Certificate in Requirements Engineering


There are no specific pre-requisites for this course, however delegates are expected to be working or have worked in a Business Analysis role or similar.​​

Pre-course work required

There is no pre-reading for this course.

More about the exam

The BCS Requirements Engineering exam is taken on the final afternoon of this course. The format for the exam is a one hour written (open book) examination based on a business scenario with 15 minutes reading time. Delegates must achieve a mark of 50% or more to pass the exam and obtain the BCS certificate in Requirements Engineering.

About the Lead Trainer

Chris is Quanta's Operations Director and is responsible for ensuring the overall smooth running of the business.

Outside of work Chris is a keen volleyball player, he has played national league volleyball for many years and has also tried his hand at coaching, as well as being a qualified volleyball referee. He also loves travelling and is a keen photographer.

Quick Fact: Chris was part of the London 2012 Olympics & Paralympics, spending most of the summer down in the capital as a Field of Play Attendant for the Beach Volleyball and then as a National Technical Officer line judging at the Sitting Volleyball.