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Business Analysis Training Courses

Business Analysis training is available in London, Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds, Glasgow and 10 other UK cities.

Looking to develop your career as a business analyst or change management professional?

Want to work towards the BCS Business Analysis Diploma?

Need to align IT services and business objectives more tightly?

Focus offers the most comprehensive range of Business Analyst courses whether you are after classroom, in-house or online training.


Bundle Offer   BCS Business Analysis Diploma Bundles from £1,995 - More Details


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Business analyst training is becoming a strategically important investment for many organisations.  It provides a bridge between business management skills and IT systems skills.  Business analyst courses are available at a range of levels - suitable for those leading strategic change in an organisation through to those working as part of a business analysis team.

Successful business analysts come from a variety of initial disciplines including systems development, project management, operational research, quality improvement and financial analysis. Business analysis courses are not highly technical and are accessible to anyone with a reasonable level of business and IT awareness.

BCS Business Analysis Training Courses

Many of our business analyst training courses in this area are aligned with the BCS qualification structure.  Previously known as ISEB these are the internationally regarded courses from the British Computer Society.  You will find that BCS qualifications offer an assurance of quality and are a route to higher level professional recognition.

The BCS business analysis courses each address a specific topic, and each leads to a certificate in its own right. By combining a series of modules, professional business analysts are able to achieve BCS diploma status.

More detail can be found under BCS Certification Tracks or download our BCS Business Analysis Training Guide.

There are two compulsory training and certification modules required for the BCS Business Analysis Diploma:

Business Analysis Practice

This course sets the topic in a strategic context to ensure that business processes are aligned with organisational objectives professional qualification. BCS Business Analysis Practice is the new name for ISEB Business Analysis Essentials

Requirements Engineering

Complementary to Business Analysis Practice, this course introduces well proven techniques for identifying and defining objectives which support the business goals


The most popular optional courses chosen are:

Commercial Awareness

Essentials on the ways in which different types of organisation are structured and operate. 

Modelling Business Processes

Best practice methodologies to define, model and communicate processes which underpin the operation and success of businesses.

Benefits Management and Business Acceptance

Best practice methodologies to define, model and communicate processes which underpin the operation and success of businesses.

Business Analysis - Foundation

An overview of the subject.  Useful for beginners - but also those with more experience who are preparing for the BCS Diploma oral exam.


New! BCS Advanced Diploma in Business Analysis

Achievement of the BCS Advanced Diploma in Business Analysis demonstrates skills and experience beyond that covered by the standard Diploma. In addition to proven experience and contribution to the BA community, applicants must complete 4 training courses and the associated exams.

Applicants must already hold the BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis and have a minimum of 5 Years' Business Analysis Experience. To complete the Diploma applicants need to apply for a final oral examination, arranged directly with the BCS.

You can learn more about the Advanced Diploma here


Save Money on Multiple Business Analyst Courses

Most business analysis courses are modular in nature - enabling "bite size" learning without excesive time away from the office.  However, this does mean that you may be looking to book a series of courses especially if you are aiming for the BCS Business Analysis Diploma.  With this in mind Focus offers a variety of options to save money on multiple bookings.  This includes a residential fast track, and 4 course diploma bundles taken over 2 consecutive weeks. 

Within this section we also have some courses which are of relevance to any IT professional looking to build credibility in a broader business environment.

IS Consultancy Practice

Develop your consultancy skills whether you are serving internal or external clients. 

Contact us on 0845 450 6130 for free impartial information about Business Analysis training.

The training courses in this Skill Area can be relevant to both those with a background in systems analysis, and those from a management role.  They span business basics, through process mapping and modelling, to evaluation of how information systems can contribute effectively to competitive edge. 

Specific skill areas covered include Requirements Engineering (defining what customers need from a computer system), Modelling (accurate and concise representation of business interactions), and Consultancy (working with the management team to elicit requirements then develop and deliver compelling solutions).

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Business Analysis Training FAQs

This Higher Level professional certification from the BCS is obtained by completing 4 modular qualifications then sitting an oral exam.

The 2 core modules are Business Analysis Practice and Requirements Engineering.

There is a Focus training guide which explains the steps.

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This has been renamed BCS Business Analysis Practice.  Until recently, many people assumed that the best introductory course was Business Analysis Essentials.

It is in fact a practitioner level course which sets Business Analysis in broad strategic context.

No. However it is the best starting point for those with little background in Business Analysis since it provides an overview of all the main topics.  Those who already work in Business Analysis may find the Foundation teaches them little. Under the latest qualification structure, it does count towards the Diploma as a “specialist” option.

Apart from the BCS, consider the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA). Their courses cover similar content – though perhaps with greater concentration on “Requirements”.

Their CBAP certification is not widely recognised in the UK but can be useful for those working for organisations based in North America. We can provide IIBA training but there are few public scheduled courses.

Yes. Focus prices for the various BCS classroom courses include the exam fee.  Take care when looking at non Focus options: trainers will sometimes present the exam as an optional extra. If you do not need the exam then let us know.

It is not essential to take the modules in a given order.  Most people prefer to take Business Analysis Practice or Requirements Engineering first since they deliver very practical skills and help provide a framework for broader understanding of Business Analysis.

Focus specialises in Project Management, Business Analysis and IT training. We offer the most comprehensive schedule of public courses and can also deliver in-house training options. Our trainers combine deep specialist knowledge with practical real world experience.  We are committed to consistent high quality course delivery, and an efficient booking experience. You can read what other delegates thought of our Business Analysis training here.

Our customers include Astra Zeneca, Cumbria County Council, Glasgow Science Centre, National Assembly for Wales and Siemens.

Our comprehensive Business Analysis classroom course schedule is supplemented by in house training and distance learning delivery options. In house Business Analysis training is a convenient and cost-effective study method for organisations looking to train a group of delegates. The training is delivered onsite, at your premises which avoids travel and accommodation costs. Our online Business Analysis courses let you study in your own time and are usually the least expensive study option is you are self-funding or restricted by budget.

We have an extensive range of  courses suitable for business, IT and project professionals. This includes training in the areas of Prince2, MSP, APM, ITIL, Business Analysis, Microsoft Project and Software Testing.

Our most popular courses include Prince2 Foundation & Practitioner, MSP Practitioner, ITIL Foundation and ISTQB Software Testing Foundation. Contact a member of our sales team today to discuss your requirements.

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