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Business Analysis - Level 5



Course Overview

Business Analyst Course Online

Find your ideal business analyst course online with Brentwood Open Learning College, the web’s leading distance learning specialists. Boost your CV and your career prospects with an advanced Level 5 Business Analysis Diploma, with no deadlines or time restrictions imposed.  This fully endorsed business analytics online course provides a fascinating introduction to the primary functions and objectives of business analysis activities. Study the main duties and responsibilities of the business analyst, along with the six primary phases of the business analysis process, the art of effective business process improvement and how to perform gap analysis. Whether pursuing promotion or considering a major career change, this exclusive Level 5 Business Analysis Diploma could make all the difference.  Sign up online, or contact the BOLC admissions team anytime to learn more.

Why Study Business Analysis?

Business analysis primarily concerns proactive and positive change management within an organisation. The primary objective of business analysis is the identification of important requirements and the formulation of viable solutions for stakeholders.  Business analysts work alongside business intelligence specialists to create effective and efficient roadmaps for successful futures. Ultimately, business analysis seeks to establish why something is happening, what is likely to happen next and what can be done to improve its performance. Data-driven decision making is playing an increasingly critical role at the heart of every successful business worldwide. The result of which is strong and growing demand for the input and expertise of talented business analysts. Whatever your background and experience to date, there’s never been a better time to consider a career in business analysis.

Course Syllabus

Brentwood Open Learning College is proud to offer an extensive range of online business courses to suit all experience and skill levels.  This endorsed Level 5 Business Analysis Diploma comprises 11 in-depth modules, each concluding with an online assessment your assigned tutor will mark and return with helpful feedback:

Module 1 - Internal and External Environment Analysis

A broad introduction to business analysis is provided in the first module, in which candidates also consider the applications of internal and external environment analysis.  Various factors that can influence the performance of a business (positively and negatively) are discussed, alongside the importance of ethics in business operations and an introduction to business ownership models.

Module 2 - The Organisational View and Strategic Planning

Candidates then examine typical organisational structures in more detail, along with the identification of key stakeholders in a business setting. An introduction to the strategic planning process is also provided, along with the various applications of SWOT analysis and an overview of the functions and objectives of a vision statement.

Module 3 - Planning and Analysis to Manage Change Effectively

The importance of proactive change management is discussed at length in the third module, in which candidates examine a series of tools and resources for improved project planning. Goal setting as a key contributor to effective project planning is also discussed, along with the potential consequences of failing to manage change in a strategic and structured manner.

Module 4 - Fundamentals of Business Process Improvement

An overview of each of the six primary components of good business analysis is provided in the third module, in which candidates are also introduced to the basics of business process improvement.  An overview of the enterprise content management model is also provided, along with the history and ongoing evolution of business process management.

Module 5 - The Vision Phase

Module five examines the value of establishing a clear, defined and complete vision for effective business process improvement, along with how to consider the ‘bigger picture’ when approaching projects.  Candidates also consider the advantages of establishing a shared vision and the importance of accepting realistic limitations when creating a vision.

Module 6 - The Design Phase

An overview of the design phase followers in the sixth module, in which candidates examine the systematic development of new processes and the enhancement of existing processes.  The concept of the business process life cycle is discussed at length, along with tips and guidelines for assessing future process requirements and the various applications of process mapping.

Module 7 - The Modelling Phase

The modelling phase - also known as the initial testing phase - is examined in the seventh module.  The benefits and importance of vigorously testing new processes and ideas prior to implementation is discussed, along with the functions and objectives of ‘what-if’ analysis and how to make efficient use of feedback during the modelling phase.

Module 8 - The Execution Phase

Also referred to as the implementation phase, the execution phase in business process improvement is discussed in the eighth module.  Candidates consider the potential advantages and disadvantages of automating processes, alongside the five phases of effective workflow engine implementation and a broad overview of the most important ‘business rules’ in process improvement.

Module 9 - The Monitoring Phase

Module nine outlines the importance of continually monitoring and measuring performance, in order to identify inefficiencies and strive for continuous improvement.  The use of balanced scorecards in business analysis and improvement is discussed, alongside tools and techniques for identifying gaps and the applications of process mining.

Module 10 - The Optimising Phase

The optimisation phase is discussed in module 10, which also presents candidates with a fascinating overview of the Six Sigma project management methodology.  A detailed breakdown of the DMAIC business process improvement framework is provided, along with the advantages of pilot schemes and other activities to improve project performance.

Module 11 - Process Improvement with Gap Analysis

In the closing module, candidates learn how to perform gap analysis, while considering the extensive benefits of gap analysis as a business improvement activity. The creation and interpretation of a gap analysis report is also covered, along with several different gap analysis variants and an overview of the the ‘five whys’ process improvement methodology.

Brentwood Open Learning College offers some free certificate courses in Business Management. Explore now on our website.

Fee & Payment Options

Paying in Installments: £660(interest FREE Installments)

Deposit: £120

No of Installments: 12

Each Installment: £45

Pay in Full: (£100 Discount) £560

Accreditation

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievementfrom ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Brentwood open learning college has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 5 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.

The course itself has been designed by Brentwood open learning college to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards/Certa endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

ABC Awards and Certa Awards have long-established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. ABC Awards and Certa Awards combine over 180 years of expertise combined with a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards and Certa Awards also offer regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK. 

Career Path

Analytical thinkers with a meticulous eye for detail could be right at home with a career in business analysis. Typical job titles in the field include business consultant, product manager, strategic analyst, data analyst, service request analyst, project manager, business intelligence specialist, business decision analyst and many more besides. An endorsed Level 5 Business Analysis Diploma could also prove invaluable for current and prospective business owners - anyone looking to run their own business more confidently and efficiently. Entry-level salaries in the field of business analysis start from around £25,000.

Who Should Take This Course?

Brentwood Open Learning College is proud to offer a dynamic range of flexible and affordable business courses online. Our most advanced Level 5 Business Analysis Diploma may prove of particular interest to the following applicants:

  • Newcomers with no business analysis experience
  • Members of the workforce pursuing promotion
  • Senior managers, executives and leadership figures
  • Anyone who works in project management
  • Business owners and prospective entrepreneurs
  • Critical thinkers with a keen eye for detail
  • Jobseekers looking to boost their employment prospects

From start to finish, your assigned tutor will provide all the support and advice you need to successfully complete your studies.  Sign up for this exclusive Level 5 Business Analysis Diploma online, or contact Brentwood Open Learning College anytime to learn more.

Course Level
Level 5

Endorsed By
Endorsed By ABC Awards and Certa Awards

Study Method
Online Learning

Course Duration
320 Hours Approx

Entry Requirements
No Entry Requirements



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Business Analysis - Level 5



Course Cost

£ 560

WAS
£ 660

SAVE
£ 100



Course Level
Level 5

Endorsed By
Endorsed By ABC Awards and Certa Awards

Study Method
Online Learning

Course Duration
320 Hours Approx

Entry Requirements
No Entry Requirements





Course Overview

Business Analyst Course Online

Find your ideal business analyst course online with Brentwood Open Learning College, the web’s leading distance learning specialists. Boost your CV and your career prospects with an advanced Level 5 Business Analysis Diploma, with no deadlines or time restrictions imposed.  This fully endorsed business analytics online course provides a fascinating introduction to the primary functions and objectives of business analysis activities. Study the main duties and responsibilities of the business analyst, along with the six primary phases of the business analysis process, the art of effective business process improvement and how to perform gap analysis. Whether pursuing promotion or considering a major career change, this exclusive Level 5 Business Analysis Diploma could make all the difference.  Sign up online, or contact the BOLC admissions team anytime to learn more.

Why Study Business Analysis?

Business analysis primarily concerns proactive and positive change management within an organisation. The primary objective of business analysis is the identification of important requirements and the formulation of viable solutions for stakeholders.  Business analysts work alongside business intelligence specialists to create effective and efficient roadmaps for successful futures. Ultimately, business analysis seeks to establish why something is happening, what is likely to happen next and what can be done to improve its performance. Data-driven decision making is playing an increasingly critical role at the heart of every successful business worldwide. The result of which is strong and growing demand for the input and expertise of talented business analysts. Whatever your background and experience to date, there’s never been a better time to consider a career in business analysis.

Course Syllabus

Brentwood Open Learning College is proud to offer an extensive range of online business courses to suit all experience and skill levels.  This endorsed Level 5 Business Analysis Diploma comprises 11 in-depth modules, each concluding with an online assessment your assigned tutor will mark and return with helpful feedback:

Module 1 - Internal and External Environment Analysis

A broad introduction to business analysis is provided in the first module, in which candidates also consider the applications of internal and external environment analysis.  Various factors that can influence the performance of a business (positively and negatively) are discussed, alongside the importance of ethics in business operations and an introduction to business ownership models.

Module 2 - The Organisational View and Strategic Planning

Candidates then examine typical organisational structures in more detail, along with the identification of key stakeholders in a business setting. An introduction to the strategic planning process is also provided, along with the various applications of SWOT analysis and an overview of the functions and objectives of a vision statement.

Module 3 - Planning and Analysis to Manage Change Effectively

The importance of proactive change management is discussed at length in the third module, in which candidates examine a series of tools and resources for improved project planning. Goal setting as a key contributor to effective project planning is also discussed, along with the potential consequences of failing to manage change in a strategic and structured manner.

Module 4 - Fundamentals of Business Process Improvement

An overview of each of the six primary components of good business analysis is provided in the third module, in which candidates are also introduced to the basics of business process improvement.  An overview of the enterprise content management model is also provided, along with the history and ongoing evolution of business process management.

Module 5 - The Vision Phase

Module five examines the value of establishing a clear, defined and complete vision for effective business process improvement, along with how to consider the ‘bigger picture’ when approaching projects.  Candidates also consider the advantages of establishing a shared vision and the importance of accepting realistic limitations when creating a vision.

Module 6 - The Design Phase

An overview of the design phase followers in the sixth module, in which candidates examine the systematic development of new processes and the enhancement of existing processes.  The concept of the business process life cycle is discussed at length, along with tips and guidelines for assessing future process requirements and the various applications of process mapping.

Module 7 - The Modelling Phase

The modelling phase - also known as the initial testing phase - is examined in the seventh module.  The benefits and importance of vigorously testing new processes and ideas prior to implementation is discussed, along with the functions and objectives of ‘what-if’ analysis and how to make efficient use of feedback during the modelling phase.

Module 8 - The Execution Phase

Also referred to as the implementation phase, the execution phase in business process improvement is discussed in the eighth module.  Candidates consider the potential advantages and disadvantages of automating processes, alongside the five phases of effective workflow engine implementation and a broad overview of the most important ‘business rules’ in process improvement.

Module 9 - The Monitoring Phase

Module nine outlines the importance of continually monitoring and measuring performance, in order to identify inefficiencies and strive for continuous improvement.  The use of balanced scorecards in business analysis and improvement is discussed, alongside tools and techniques for identifying gaps and the applications of process mining.

Module 10 - The Optimising Phase

The optimisation phase is discussed in module 10, which also presents candidates with a fascinating overview of the Six Sigma project management methodology.  A detailed breakdown of the DMAIC business process improvement framework is provided, along with the advantages of pilot schemes and other activities to improve project performance.

Module 11 - Process Improvement with Gap Analysis

In the closing module, candidates learn how to perform gap analysis, while considering the extensive benefits of gap analysis as a business improvement activity. The creation and interpretation of a gap analysis report is also covered, along with several different gap analysis variants and an overview of the the ‘five whys’ process improvement methodology.

Brentwood Open Learning College offers some free certificate courses in Business Management. Explore now on our website.

Fee & Payment Options

Paying in Installments: £660(interest FREE Installments)

Deposit: £120

No of Installments: 12

Each Installment: £45

Pay in Full: (£100 Discount) £560

Accreditation

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievementfrom ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Brentwood open learning college has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 5 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.

The course itself has been designed by Brentwood open learning college to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards/Certa endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

ABC Awards and Certa Awards have long-established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. ABC Awards and Certa Awards combine over 180 years of expertise combined with a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards and Certa Awards also offer regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK. 

Career Path

Analytical thinkers with a meticulous eye for detail could be right at home with a career in business analysis. Typical job titles in the field include business consultant, product manager, strategic analyst, data analyst, service request analyst, project manager, business intelligence specialist, business decision analyst and many more besides. An endorsed Level 5 Business Analysis Diploma could also prove invaluable for current and prospective business owners - anyone looking to run their own business more confidently and efficiently. Entry-level salaries in the field of business analysis start from around £25,000.

Who Should Take This Course?

Brentwood Open Learning College is proud to offer a dynamic range of flexible and affordable business courses online. Our most advanced Level 5 Business Analysis Diploma may prove of particular interest to the following applicants:

  • Newcomers with no business analysis experience
  • Members of the workforce pursuing promotion
  • Senior managers, executives and leadership figures
  • Anyone who works in project management
  • Business owners and prospective entrepreneurs
  • Critical thinkers with a keen eye for detail
  • Jobseekers looking to boost their employment prospects

From start to finish, your assigned tutor will provide all the support and advice you need to successfully complete your studies.  Sign up for this exclusive Level 5 Business Analysis Diploma online, or contact Brentwood Open Learning College anytime to learn more.

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