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BCS Requirements Engineering

Course Details

Name BCS Requirements Engineering
London - City
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£795.00 +vat
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The BCS Requirements Engineering course introduces you to the techniques for uncovering the requirements which will lead to a working, cost-effective solution. With the use of a supporting case study, this course defines the types of requirements, the people involved in the elicitation process, the techniques of requirements analysis and the ways of prioritising requirements. It also explores different knowledge types and appropriate techniques for handling these.

Requirements Engineering is a Practitioner Certificate from the BCS Professional Certifications portfolio (formerly ISEB Certifications). It is also one of an integrated set of courses leading to the widely respected Higher Certificate - the BCS Diploma in Business Analysis.
Requirements Engineering is a CORE module of the BCS Business Analysis Diploma.

This course is structured around a Requirements Engineering framework which utilises a range of techniques for elicitation, analysis, documentation and management of requirements. A detailed case study is used on the course to enable attendees to practise applying the techniques.

Who should attend

Those who are likely to become involved in gathering, documenting, managing and validating requirements to ensure that the project delivers the right system, including:
  • Business Analysts and Systems Analysts
  • Business Managers
  • Developers
  • Project Managers and Team Leaders
  • Quality Assurance and Quality Control Managers


12-month BCS Associate membership (not available to previous members). Click here for terms and conditions.

Learning Objectives

This course will enable delegates to:
  • Understand the requirements life cycle:
    • elicitation
    • analysis
    • management
    • validation
  • Understand problems of deriving a clear and acceptable requirements document
  • Understand how to manage an evolving requirements document
  • Prepare for the BCS Certificate in Requirements Engineering


There are no specific pre-requisites for this course.

It is recommended that those new to Business Analysis consider attending the Business Analysis Foundation course.

Delegates will need to spend 60-90 minutes each evening on revision and example examination questions.

Course Content

  • Business plans and objectives
Nature, Problems and Hierarchy of Requirements
  • The business case and rationale
  • Terms of reference / project initiation document (PID)
  • Functional requirements / non-functional requirements
  • General / technical requirements and service level agreements
Stakeholders in the Requirements Process
  • Project stakeholders
  • Business stakeholders
  • External stakeholders
Requirements Elicitation and Documentation
  • Terms of reference
  • Elicitation techniques
  • Requirements catalogue
Use of Models in Requirements Engineering
  • Developing a process / functional model
  • Read a static (data) model
Knowledge Types
  • Tacit, semi-tacit
  • Non-tacit, taken-for-granted
Requirements Analysis
  • Prioritising requirements
  • Congruence with business objectives
  • Overlapping requirements
  • Identifying and negotiating conflicts between requirements
  • Requirements ambiguity, realism / feasibility and testability
Requirements Management
  • Stable and volatile requirements
  • Management of change to requirements
  • Traceability and ownership
  • CASE for requirements specification
Benefits Confirmation
  • Requirements testing / user acceptance testing
  • Post-implementation review
  • Roles of requirements actors
Requirements Validation
  • Reviews, walkthroughs and inspections
  • Prototyping
  • Sign-off requirements document

London - Liverpool St


Image result for ETC VENUES Bishopsgate Court, 4-12 Norton Folgate, London, E1 6DQ.

Please note, the venues are subject to change


ETC Venues
Bishopsgate Court
4-12 Norton Folgate
E1 6DQ



Our Liverpool Street venue is conveniently located in the City.Situated just 5 minutes from both Liverpool Street Station and Shoreditch High Street overground station, the venue is easy to reach from a number of train, underground and bus routes.

By underground from Liverpool Street:

Central Line, Circle Line, Hammersmith & City Line or Metropolitan Line.

For exits from all underground lines, follow signs for Liverpool Street mainline station. Once on the main concourse of the mainline station, head for Way Out 1 (Bishopsgate West), located next to Platform 14. Take the escalator or stairs up to street level and as you leave the station, turn left onto Bishopsgate and cross the road. After 500 yards as the road becomes “Norton Folgate”, you will cross a small road called Spital Square. Bishopsgate Court is the 2nd building on your right (the red brick building opposite the tall glass building). etc.venues Liverpool Street is on the 3rd floor.

By train from Liverpool Street:

Follow directions as above from the main concourse.

By overground train from Shoreditch High Street:

Turn left out of Shoreditch Overground Station and then left onto Bethnal Green Road following signs to Shoreditch High Street. Once you reach Shoreditch High Street turn left and after 200yds the venue will be on the left hand side, (the red brick building opposite the tall glass building and Rocket Cocktail bar).

By Bus:

Norton Folgate is served by many bus routes including 135, 149, 242, 26, 35, 388, 42, 47, 48, 78 and 8.


There are two NCP car parks within close proximity of the venue – One on Great Eastern Street (EC2A 3ER) and one on Clifton Street (EC2A 4JH).

Please remember the venue sits within the congestion charge zone – for further information visit www.cclondon.com

Some evening work is required during the course to help solidify the materials taught during the day and prepare for the examination

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

The format is a one hour, written, open book exam with 15 minutes reading time.

The Certificate is a core module for the BCS Diploma in Business Analysis.

  • You must bring photographic identification with you (passport, driving license or student card), as it is a BCS requirement to produce it for the invigilator prior to the exam. Failure to produce a valid form of photographic identification will result in a candidate not being able to sit the exam.

  • The BCS allows additional time for candidates who have a disability or whose business language is not English. Candidates can request this additional time in line with the BCS reasonable adjustments policy.

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