BCS Business Analysis Diploma Oral Preparation Workshop

Course Overview

The BCS Business Analysis Diploma Oral Examination Preparation Workshop is a 1-day training event, where our expert trainers will ensure you have understood the principles taught throughout the BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis. They will also prepare you to take your official oral exam.

You will sit your oral examination for the BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis after you have completed a set of written exams. It focuses on the application of your knowledge and provides an opportunity to assess your interpersonal and problem-solving skills. 

Passing your oral examination is essential to earning the BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis. As such, it is advisable to book onto this training session a few weeks before your exam, to make sure you are as prepared as possible.

This course benefits from 1-year BCS membership and our Exam Pass Guarantee*.

Key features
  • Delivery Method: Virtual Classroom
  • Duration: 1 Day
  • Join a community of over 590,000+
  • Interest-Free Payments
  • Exam Pass Guarantee*
  • 1-year BCS membership included

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Key features
  • Delivery Method: Virtual Classroom
  • Duration: 1 Day
  • Join a community of over 590,000+
  • Interest-Free Payments
  • Exam Pass Guarantee*
  • 1-year BCS membership included
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Why take the BCS Oral Examination Preparation Workshop with e-Careers? 

We have developed an expert team over the last 10 years since our inception. In that time, we have trained over 590,000 delegates globally, which has helped offer the highest quality training.

By refining our processes, partner relationships, and course materials, we can offer high-quality training solutions for our delegates. 

You will also benefit from:

  •    Exam Pass Guarantee*.
  •    1-year BCS membership included (worth £88)
  •    Fast-track your learning with our Virtual Classroom course.
  •    Enhance your career prospects.
  •    Learn from expert trainers, with vast experience in this field.
  •    We offer interest-free payment options.

BCS Membership Benefits

This course benefits from 1 years BCS membership worth £88, which is eligible from the moment you pass your first exam.

Benefits of this associate’s membership include:

  •    Professional recognition
  •    Career development
  •    Networking 
  •    Knowledge and best practice 
  •    Exclusive discounts and offer

Read the full membership details

How does the Exam Pass Guarantee work?

We have found our Virtual Classroom training has provided higher pass rates, which has made us confident to offer an Exam Pass Guarantee, so you know we’ll support you until you are certified.

With our Exam Pass Guarantee, if you do not pass the exam after attending this training course with us, you will be eligible to attend the same training again for free.

All we ask is that you:

  •    Attend all class days and complete all assignments
  •    Take the exam within 30 days of completing your Virtual Classroom training
  •    Request your course re-enrolment within 30 days of the failed exam attempt

Please Note:

Students retaking the course are required to use the materials and books distributed to them in their original course session. Failure to provide these materials will result in the student being charged for replacement materials.

*Exam Pass Guarantee does not include the resit exam; this would need to be purchased at an additional cost.

Is the BCS Oral Examination Preparation Workshop suitable for me?

If you have enrolled onto the International Diploma in Business Analysis, or you are planning on taking that BCS certification, this workshop will be beneficial to you.

Throughout this 1-day workshop, you will receive help and guidance on how to prepare to answer the questions on your oral exam.

BCS Oral Examination Preparation Syllabus 

During your 1-day workshop, you will cover the areas that you will be examined on in your exam, and discuss how the oral examination will proceed. 

Topics covered  

  •    The business context (K Level 4/5) 
    • The rationale for business analysis 
    • The holistic view of a business system 
    • Competencies of a business analyst 
    • Professionalism and business analysis 
    • Business environment analysis 
    • SWOT analysis 
    • Business performance measurement 
    • Business analysis within the lifecycle for business change 
  •    Business analysis techniques (K Level 4/5) 
    • Investigating and documenting business situations 
    • Stakeholder analysis 
    • Modelling business activities
    • Business events 
    • Business rules 
    • Gap analysis 
  •    Business case development (K Level 4/5) 
    • Rationale for making a business case 
    • Contents of a business case 
    • Options 
    • The financial case 
    • Investment appraisal techniques 
    • Risk analysis 
    • Impact analysis 
    • Lifecycle for the business case 
    • Terms of reference 
  •    Requirements definition (K Level 4/5) 
    • Requirements engineering 
    • Requirements elicitation 
    • Requirements analysis 
    • Requirements validation 
  •    Requirements management and documentation (K Level 4/5) 
    • Requirements management 
    • Change control 
    • Version control 
    • Tools in requirements management 
    • Types of requirements 
    • Legal issues and business analysis 
    • Documenting requirements
    • Requirements modelling 
  •    Practitioner specialism (K Level 2/3) 
    • Relevance to the Business Analyst role 
    • Relevance of the module to an organisation 
    • Description of the module 

BCS Oral Examination Preparation Exam Details

Your oral exam will be with two examiners and will last up to 50 minutes. You will be asked a range of questions based on topics defined in the oral examination syllabus, specifically from your chosen specialist modules. The questions will require you to apply your business analysis knowledge and understanding to a series of scenarios described by the oral examiners.

The oral examination for the International Diploma in Business Analysis is booked by the prospective delegate through BCS directly and fees are paid for the examination directly to the BCS. These fees are not covered by nor included in this workshop.  

The Business Analysis oral examinations are the final element of the programme leading to the BCS International Diploma Certification.   

The examination may be taken by you when you have passed four written examinations:   

  •    One examination for each of the two core certificate modules.
  •    One examination for a module selected from the set of knowledge-based specialist certificate modules.
  •    One examination for a module selected from the set of practitioner specialist certificate modules. (Please note you will not be able to book an examination unless you have passed all the required modules).

BCS Business Analysis Webinar Details

Throughout the year, we host a series of FREE BCS Business Analysis webinars, to help you better understand this sector, and discuss ways you can study towards a career in this industry.

  •    Embark on a career journey which has the potential for you to earn between £48k - £70k.
  •    Discover the essential tools, techniques & uses for Business Analysis.
  •    Reserve your virtual seat & be part of our Exclusive Business Analysis Webinar to see if a career in this industry is right for you.

Who Should Attend

Individuals aspiring to work as a Business Analyst

People who are looking to become a Business Analysis, or work within a Business Analysis role, should attend this seminar.

University Graduates

Graduates who are looking to find out more about the benefits of Business Analysis and how a BCS diploma can help their careers.

Working Professionals

If you’re currently working in an industry where you feel having a better understanding of Business Analysis will benefit you and your organisation, this webinar is for you.

See our latest dates for the FREE BCS Event

The Agenda


Introduction with the Trainer and their background.

Introduction to Business Analysis

What is Business Analysis, why there is a growing demand for Business Analysis and what companies use it.

The Business Analysis Process

What is the Business Analysis process model and the different tools and techniques used in Business Analysis?

The International Diploma in Business Analysis

How do I get the full diploma? The modules, what each module is about and how they fit together.

How Business Analysis Benefits you

How can Business Analysis help my career, the jobs that need Business Analysis and the roles which it supports?

Why become a Business Analyst?

In demand role

Right now, many Businesses acknowledge that there is a need to hire and retain employees who can function as Business Analysts, making this a secure career with great progression opportunities.

Great earning potential

As a Business Analysts in the UK you will be able to earn an average salary of £48k per annum, with scope to work your way up to around £70k towards the upper end.

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