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BCS Foundation Certificate in Commercial Awareness (Virtual Classroom)


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What is the BCS Foundation Certificate in Commercial Awareness

The BCS Foundation Certificate in Commercial Awareness is an immersive course that allows you to learn and thoroughly understand the business finance and organisational behavioural aspects of an organisation. You will learn the best ways to evaluate a financial case, and learn how to perform costings, pricing, forecasting, and budgeting, through essential tools and techniques.

Gain an understanding of the range of business structures and organisational models used, and how each one is important. Understand and be able to interpret financial accounts, and fully explain business performance ratios. Finally, you will learn how to analyse a business domain and overall portfolio value.

This course is one of the four modules you will need to complete in order to obtain the International Diploma in Business Analysis, along with Practitioner Certificate in Business Analysis Practice, Practitioner Certificate in Requirement Engineering, and the Practitioner Certificate in Modelling Business ProcessesThen finally either the Foundation Certificate in Business Analysis or the Foundation Certificate in Commercial Awareness.

Key features of the course

  • Delivery Method: Virtual Classroom
  • Duration: 2 Days
  • Join a community of over 555,000 learners
  • Interest Free Payments
  • Part of the International Diploma in Business Analysis
  • Fast-Track a career in Business Analysis

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Is this course suitable for me?

This course has been developed for individuals who are looking to gain a further understanding of the way organisations are structured, their operations, behaviours and cultures.

If you are looking to gain your BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis, this is an essential module for you to take.

This course would also suit anyone who is currently a business analyst, or those who are looking to make a career change into this industry.

Why choose e-Careers to study this course

We have developed an expert team over the last 16+ years, since our inception. In that time, we have trained over 555,000 delegates globally, which has helped offer the highest quality training. 

By refining our processes, partner relationships, and course materials, we can offer the best training options, whether it’s a Classroom, Virtual Classroom, or Online via our eLearning platform.

You will also benefit from:

  •    Fast-track your learning with our 2-day Virtual Classroom
  •    Enhance your career prospects 
  •    Learn from expert trainers, with vast experience in this field
  •    We offer interest-free payment options

What job could I get with this qualification?

Delegates who complete this training can move into a range of job roles, like Consulting, Project Management, or Strategy Planning. We do find that delegates typically take this course to go into the following roles: 

  •    Business Analysis - £43k
  •    Business Architecture - £65k
  •    Enterprise Architecture - £92k

(Source: Glassdoor)

Course Overview & Syllabus

You will immerse yourself over a 2-day course and learn the commercial and organisational knowledge required for business analysis work. The syllabus is structured around the two key areas of Business Finance and Organisational Behaviour.

Learning Outcomes

  •    Understand three techniques used to evaluate a financial case
  •    Understand costing and pricing
  •    Understand cash flow forecasting and budgeting
  •    Describe the contents of financial accounting documents
  •    Interpret financial accounts
  •    Explain specified business performance ratios
  •    Define the elements and usage of Porter’s Five Forces Framework and Value Chain
  •    Define the elements and usage of the Boston Consulting Group’s matrix
  •    Define the performance measures and usage of the Balanced Business Scorecard
  •    Define the elements of specified cultural analysis approaches
  •    Explain the different management structures and their characteristics
  •    Define the different architectures that may be adopted by organisations

Syllabus and Exam weighting

  •    Business Finance (50%)
    • Evaluating a Financial Case – 15%
    • Budgeting, Costing and Pricing – 15%
    • Financial Reporting and Analysis – 20%
  •    Organisational Behaviour (50%)
    • Market analysis and competitive advantage – 15%
    • Organisational behaviour and culture – 10%
    • Group formation – 5%
    • Principles of organisational structure – 10%
    • Operating models – 10%

Exam Details

  •    Duration – 60 minutes
  •    Supervised – Yes (via Proctor)
  •    Open Book – No, but you can use a simple calculator
  •    Pass Mark – 26/40

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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Our next Webinar Dates

The next date for our BCS Business Analysis Webinar is: T.B.C

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?

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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.

We’re trusted by

Individuals, small businesses and large corporations who have used e-Careers since 2001. Here are some names you’ll recognise:

Saatchi & Saatchi
American Express

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