BCS Business Analysis Diploma Fast Track (Residential) - BAFT-1

Organisations are continually looking for ways to develop the skills in their staff in the fastest and most cost-effective way - and to be assured of a return on their investment in training by seeing their staff acquire qualifications which are recognised as being highly relevant to their role in the organisation.

This unique, highly practical and intensive two week (10 days)  course will equip delegates with little or no previous experience with the full range of knowledge and skills needed to take on the role of a Business Analyst. During the course, delegates will have the opportunity to sit the four written examinations which are needed for the BCS diploma in Business Analysis. Delegates may take the final oral examination a minimum of six weeks after passing the final written exam. The oral examination must be taken within 12 months of receiving the final written exam result. All examinations and examination fees are included in the course fee. We are confident that the quality of the training and coaching provided by our trainers during this courses is second to none and that most candidates will pass examinations at the first attempt. In the event of a delegate failing a written examination, they will have the opportunity to retake one examination free of charge.

Accommodation is included from arrival Monday to departure Friday for both weeks. The Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings in between the course weeks are available at an additional charge.

Delegates should expect some evening work each day comprising of case study exercises and revision for examinations.

Course start and end times for this course are detailed below.

Day 1 10:30 - 17:30

Day 10 09:30 - 16:30

All other days 09:30 - 17:30


  • Evaluating a Financial Case
  • Budgeting, Costing and Pricing
  • Financial Reporting and Analysis
  • Market analysis and competitive advantage
  • Organisational behaviour and culture
  • Group formation
  • Principles of organisational structureOperating models
  • Business Analysis rationale
  • Understanding the strategic context
  • Project discipline for Business Analysis studies
  • Understanding the situation/issues
  • Analysing stakeholder perspectives
  • Analysing and modelling business activities
  • Identifying potential solutions
  • Making the business case
  • Context for Business Process Modelling
  • Organisational model of processes
  • Modelling the Business Processes
  • Documenting tasks
  • Evaluating and improving Business Processes
  • Transition from process modelling to requirements definition
  • Requirements Engineering in context
  • Requirements stakeholders and elicitation
  • Organising and analysing requirements
  • Use of models in requirements engineering
  • Requirements documentation
  • Requirements validation and management


  • BCS Diploma in Business Analysis.
  • Examinations
  • Commercial Awareness
  • Business Analysis Practice
  • Modelling Business Processes
  • Requirements Engineering

The BA Diploma Oral exam is also included in the course fee. Upon successful completion of all the written exams candidates will be sent information on up-coming Oral exam dates. We will book the Oral exam on the delegate's behalf. Please note, the Oral exam is not conducted during the Fast track course

  • Pricing / Dates / Locations available on request

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Course Information

There are no prerequisites for attending this course. This course is designed for anyone wishing to acquire the knowledge and skills needed to be a Business Analyst and/or acquire the BCS diploma in Business Analysis.

  • If you are taking a BCS exam 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 also 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

If you believe you qualify for this, please contact our exam administration team (01793 608815) as early as possible. At least three weeks' notice will be required for processing this request and delegates failing to advise us and provide proof if requested by the BCS, may not be allowed the additional support offered via this BCS policy

For any questions about what form of identification is acceptable, or for more information about the BCS reasonable adjustments policy, please contact your Account Manager 44 (0)1793 608815

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • understand the role of the Business Analyst and the organisational context in which the role is undertaken
  • work with senior business and IT staff to investigate, analyse and model business activities and problems and recommend appropriate solutions
  • understand the requirements engineering process and work with requirements stakeholders and others to ensure requirements are complete, unambiguous, realistic and testable
  • model and evaluate business processes
  • sit all of the examinations required to gain the BCS Diploma in Business Analysis.

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