BCS Foundation Certificate in Business Change

The BCS Certificate in Business Change online training course teaches you the processes and techniques used to deliver business change, and helps you gain an entry-level qualification in Business Change.  You’ll develop essential skills and knowledge to be able to support business change programmes within your business. You will learn how to design business changes effectively, including organising information, people, technology, and process aspects.

You’ll gain a broad understanding of business change, including:

  • Principles, processes, roles, and approaches.
  • How to drive business change using information technology.
  • How to align the organisation with external and internal influences.
  • How to implement business change effectively.

Key features
  • Delivery Method: Online
  • Exam: Included
  • Tutor Support Included
  • Course Access: 6 months
  • Fully accredited course materials
  • Join a community of over 575,000 learners
  • Interest-Free Payments
  • Over 4,000 Candidates Placed Into Employment
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Key features
  • Delivery Method: Online
  • Exam: Included
  • Tutor Support Included
  • Course Access: 6 months
  • Fully accredited course materials
  • Join a community of over 575,000 learners
  • Interest-Free Payments
  • Over 4,000 Candidates Placed Into Employment
Course Details

Is this training suitable for me?

The foundation certificate is ideal for individuals who are wanting to develop a deep understanding of the different processes, framework, and techniques required to implement successful business change.

This course would also benefit Business Analysts, Business Managers, and members of their team, as well as Business Change Managers and Project Managers. 

What job could I get next?

People who study BCS Business Analysis and Change Management training typically go into one of the following job roles:

  • Junior Change Manager
  • Trainee Change Management Consultant
  • Change Manager
  • Business Analysis
  • Business Architect
  • Enterprise Architect
  • Consultant
  • Project Management Team Member or Manager
  • Strategy Planner, and more!

The average UK salary for a professional in the Business Analysis or Change Management sectors is £46,000 per annum.

(Source: Glassdoor)

Learning Outcomes

After this training you will be able to demonstrate an understanding of Business Change in the following areas: 

  • Business Change Principles (5%)
  • Business Alignment (20%)
  • Business Improvement Definition (25%)
  • Business Change Design and Development (20%)
  • Business Change Implementation (15%)
  • Benefits Management and Realisation (15%)

Business Change Syllabus

Business Change Principles (5%)

  • Explain the degrees of business change
  • Venkatraman’s Business Transformation Model
  • Describe the business change lifecycle

Business Alignment (20%)

  • Identify the three aspects specific to an organisation with which any business change must align:
    • The external environment
    • The enterprise architecture

Business Improvement Definition (25%)

  • Explain the applicability, advantages and disadvantages of the following investigation techniques:
    • Interviews
    • Observation
    • Workshops
    • Scenarios
    • Surveys
    • Document analysis
  • Describe the techniques to analyse the root causes of problems
  • Fishbone (Ishikawa) diagrams
  • Mind Maps
  • Rich Pictures

Business Change Design and Development (20%)

  • Describe the POPIT (People, Organisation, Process, Information and Technology) model
  • People
  • Identify the people related areas to be considered within a Business
  • Change initiative
  • Describe types of organisational structures by
    • function geography or product
    • flat and tall structures
    • centralised and decentralised
  • Explain the impact of business change on team structures and roles
  • Process
  • Distinguish between a functional and process view
  • Distinguish between current (as is) and improved (to be) business process models.

Business Change Implementation (15%)

  • Explain business readiness assessment
  • POPIT model
  • Force Field Analysis
  • Kotter approach to change
  • Describe the process for implementing the solution
  • Implementation approaches

Benefits Management and Realisation (15%)

  • Describe benefits management process/lifecycle
  • Describe benefits categories
  • Describe the role of the Benefit Owner
  • Describe the contents of the benefits plan
  • Explain the purpose, conduct and outcomes of a benefits review

Exam Format

Type – Multiple choice

Number of questions – 40

Duration – 60 minutes

Supervised – Yes

Open Book – No

Pass mark – 26/40 (65%)

FREE BCS Business Analysis Webinar

BCS Business Analysis Webinar Details

Throughout the year, e-Careers hosts a series of FREE BCS Business Analysis webinars, to help delegates 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.

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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.

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The Agenda

  • Welcome
  • 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?

Click here to sign up to this event

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.

Every day is different

Schedule your own tasks each day and decide how you will carry them out. This is your puzzle to put together. Every day and every project are different.

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