BCS Foundation Certificate In Business Analysis Course

Business Analysts are increasingly required to extend themselves beyond their traditional role of developing and maintaining IT systems. They need the capability to understand the business strategy, use proven techniques to analyse the business area, and identify changes to business processes needed to meet internal and external challenges. This three-day course develops the skills needed to work with senior business and IT staff to analyse and model business activities. Delegates will learn how to investigate business problems, and how to identify and recommend appropriate creative solutions.

Date & Time

20 May 09:00 - 17:00


GTA University Centre


  • Rationale
  • Understanding the strategic context
  • Project discipline for business analysis studies
  • Understanding the situation/issues
  • Analysing stakeholder perspectives
  • Identifying potential solutions
  • Making the business case
  • Case study

At the end of the course delegates may sit an examination to attain the BCS Business Systems Development certificate in Business Analysis Practice.

Course Benefits


The BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT fosters links between experts from industry, academia and business to promote new thinking, education and knowledge sharing. The Institute offers continuing professional development and a series of respected IT qualifications, many of which are available locally through the GTA. The BCS Guernsey Section also run regular seminars and other learning events.

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

  • describe how a business strategy is developed;
  • use strategic analysis techniques;
  • describe the need for project discipline;
  • explain techniques to investigate an organisation's business systems;
  • describe an approach to improving business systems;
  • explain the importance of stakeholder management and use a stakeholder analysis technique;
  • use techniques for the analysis and modelling of business systems;
  • describe how recommendations for business improvement may be identified;
  • describe the contents of a rigorous business case for the development and implementation of business changes;
  • Identify costs, benefits, impacts and risks for an option in a business case.

More detail about this course can be found in this course outline.


Tutor Profile


Frank Pino graduated from University College London with a BSc (Hons) Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and then completed an MBA through Henley Management College.

Since 2008 Frank has been delivering face to face training for professionals and managers involved in IT and other projects, primarily for the BCS/CIIT international diplomas in business analysis and solutions development. His main topic areas for training delivery include business analysis, business process modelling, IT requirements engineering, business data modelling and software testing.

Previous to this Frank lectured in computer science before becoming a training consultant, preparing and delivering business analyst and software developer training courses in the UK, Europe and Asia.

Frank is a member of the British Computer Society and a Chartered IT Professional.