The Knowledge Academy

Business Analysis Evening Classes

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The Knowledge Academy
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Location Cardiff (Wales)
Duration 2 Days
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The Knowledge Academy courseware folder, including presentation slides and exam guidance
One year’s free BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, Associate membership
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Castle Street, CF10 1SZ, Cardiff, Wales
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Castle Street, CF10 1SZ, Cardiff, Wales
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4.5 14/07/2017
What I would highlight: The course has left me speechless in a good way.
What could be improved: Nothing
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
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A Ibrahim
5.0 18/08/2016
What I would highlight: Found it to be impressively informative and the trainer Andy was brilliant. Totally recommended.
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Would you recommend this course?: Yes
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4.5 18/02/2016
What I would highlight: I took the Business Analysis Practice certificate and what I can say is that the trainer David Smallwood was excellent due to his teaching style and vast knowledge. Venue is easy to find and the facilities and environment fit for purpose. I would join some other course with KA in the future.
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Would you recommend this course?: Yes
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Shaun Keegan
5.0 11/08/2015
What I would highlight: I just finished the course and I feel I’ve learned a great deal and came away with practical knowledge that I can apply to my business processes.
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Would you recommend this course?: Yes
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)
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What you'll learn on the course

Business Analysis
Business Analysis
Business Analysis

Course programme

The Knowledge Academy BCS Certificate in Business Analysis Practice (Evening) 2 day course covers the following topics:


This Business Analysis course will prepare you to sit the official BCS Certificate in Business Analysis Practice exam. The course is fully accredited by the BCS and includes the exam, which is taken on the final evening class.

The BCS Certificate in Business Analysis Practice is a highly sought-after qualification in Business Analysis which focuses on essential techniques for strategic analysis, business system investigation and stakeholder management. It is also one of the four modules which make up the BCS Diploma in Business Analysis.

Please Note: This is an Evening Class

  • This Class Starts at 5:30pm and Finishes at 10:30pm


This course is open to everyone and there are no prerequisites.

However, It is recommended that delegates purchase Business Analysis - Third Edition with the following ISBN numbers:

  • 178017277X
  • 978-1780172774

Who Should Attend?

This course is recommended for anybody interested in learning more about Business Analysis.

The Benefits of Evening Classes

Our new evening classes offer a range of benefits:

  • No time off work or university – because you’re studying at the end of the day, you can continue to work or attend your regular classes without any disruption
  • Earn while you learn – Being able to work while you study can help to offset the cost of the course and place you in a strong financial position going forward
  • Manageable sessions – We have taken our regular courses and split them into chunks suitable for evening classes, so you receive the same great learning experience but at a time and pace which suits you

Course Structure

  • Evening Classes Start at 5:30pm and will last for Five hours, delegates will be in class until 10:30pm
  • The course consists of three evenings of classroom based training, which is a combination of instructor-led teaching, as well as group and individual exercises.
  • On the final evening class, you will take the BCS Business Analysis Practice exam.

Course Content:

The course covers the following topics:


  • A lifecycle for business change
  • The role of the Business Analyst within the business change lifecycle
  • Other roles within the business change lifecycle
  • The framework for business analysis

Understanding the strategic context:

  • Internal environment analysis
  • External environment analysis
  • SWOT analysis
  • Critical Success Factors, KPIs and Performance Targets
  • The Balanced Business Scorecard

Project Discipline for Business Analysis Studies:

  • Terms of Reference/ Project Initiation
  • Business and project objectives

Understanding the Situation and Issues:

  • Stakeholder identification
  • Overview of investigative techniques
  • Representation of the business situation

Analysing stakeholder perspectives:

  • Stakeholder analysis and management
  • Identifying different perspectives
  • Defining perspectives

Analysing and modelling business activities:

  • Developing a conceptual business activity model
  • Identifying business events
  • Analysing business rules
  • Building the consensus business activity model

Identifying potential solutions:

  • Gap analysis
  • Defining a new business model
  • Identifying IS/IT requirements to support the new business model

Making the business case:

  • Structure of a business case
  • Identifying options for business change
  • Identifying costs and benefits
  • Identifying risks
  • Identifying impacts
  • The lifecycle for the business case

Business Analysis Exam:

  • Focuses on applying Business Analysis techniques to a given business scenario
  • Written exam
  • 1 hour
  • Open-book
  • Pass mark is 50%

Why choose The Knowledge Academy?

  • We provide world-class learning materials, including a Knowledge Academy courseware book with presentation slides, practice questions, answer templates and exam guidance
  • We make the learning experience enjoyable
  • We are trusted by globally leading brands such as JP Morgan, HSBC and Sony as a learning partner of choice.
  • We provide pre- and post-course support so you never feel alone
  • All of our training is hands-on, using real-world examples
  • As a market leader, we have an extremely high global pass rate
  • Over 90% of our delegates come back to us for further training
  • We have the best instructors in the industry which is reflected in our position as the market leader for professional qualifications
  • We provide value for money and trained over 25,000 delegates last year
  • We have some of the most luxurious course venues worldwide

Click ‘Book Now’ or ‘Enquire’ next to the date of your choice and our expert advisors will be in touch.

What is Business Analysis?

Business Analysis focuses on identifying business needs and objectives, solving business problems and helping businesses achieve their objectives. Business Analysis involves deep investigation of a business in to determine its inner working and processes in order to identify how and where improvements can be made. In today’s environment, a Business Analyst must have a good knowledge of many tools and techniques in order to best service the needs of a business and help them reach their goals.

The Certificate in Business Analysis Practice is provided by the BCS, a global provider of internationally recognised certification.

Case Study

Village Roadshow Theme Parks is the largest theme park operator in Australia. They secured funding to conduct a three-year Business Transformation Programme, with the aim of streamlining and re-engineering their business processes and developing their own internal business analysis capability without the need for external advisors.

Using Business Analysis techniques, Village Roadshow’s business was transformed. Their internal resources became more capable, reducing the need for consultants. Their ability to track projects was improved, meaning they were able to more accurately assess project viability, and whether projects were worth continuing with. Finally, requirement changes late in projects were reduced, saving the business money.

It is recommended that delegates purchase Business Analysis - Third Edition with the following ISBN numbers:

  • 178017277X
  • 978-1780172774

BCS Membership

Included in your professional certification; one year’s free BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, Associate membership.

Upon passing your examination, make the most of your professional certification and continue your career development with BCS Associate membership. Whether you’re looking for career support through the BCS global skills, training and development framework, SFIAplus, seeking promotion or a network of new contacts, we’re here to support you. BCS membership provides exclusive access to resources, content and opportunities that will enrich your career.

BCS Membership allows you to give back to society. Some of the industry’s challenges are around personal data, health, education, and IT capabilities. By becoming part of our professional community you can get involved and do your bit to make IT good for society.

Additional information

  • The Course & Examinations are Fully Accredited by BCS
  • Become a Certified Business Analyst in Just 3 Evenings
  • Very High Business Analysis delegate Pass Rates
  • Courses delivered by World Class Business Analysis Training instructors
  • Book Online or Call 01344 203999 to speak to an advisor today

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