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This is the UK’s freshest, most unique, industry relevant, government funded, professional BA apprenticeship programme vvailable. Designed for 2024 technology and business change environments, by career BA’s and transformation leaders, this programme is suitable for your current, or new employees.
BA’s, Business Analysts – The “Swiss Army Knife” and Possible Future CEO of Every Organisation
A business analyst (BA) plays a crucial role in helping organizations improve their processes, make informed decisions, and achieve their business objectives. The specific duties and responsibilities of a business analyst can vary depending on the organisation and the industry, but generally, BAs perform the a number of critical tasks, either independently or as part of a bigger change team.
Business Analysts are essential in translating business needs into actionable plans and solutions. They work across various domains and industries, facilitating communication between business stakeholders and technical teams to ensure that projects are delivered successfully and align with the organization’s goals.
L4 Business Analyst Apprenticeships
Train to be a Professional Business Analyst through our Commercial or UK Government Funded Apprenticeship Programme
Scroll below to see what BA’s do, why they’re brilliant and what you’ll learn on our professional career training programmes
Project Management & Co-Ordination
In some cases, BAs may take on project management responsibilities, including task tracking, resource allocation, and project planning.
Business Case Development
BAs act as intermediaries between business stakeholders and the IT or development teams. They must communicate effectively to bridge the gap between technical and non-technical stakeholders and ensure that everyone understands the project's goals and requirements.
BAs may participate in quality assurance and testing efforts to ensure that the end product aligns with the specified requirements.
Business analysts often analyze data to identify trends, patterns, and insights that can inform business decisions. They may use tools like Excel, data visualization software, or specialized business intelligence tools to perform data analysis.
BAs are usually involved in ongoing process improvement efforts. They monitor the performance of implemented solutions and recommend adjustments or enhancements to achieve better results.
They identify and assess risks associated with projects and propose mitigation strategies to minimize potential negative impacts.
A Junior BA Today could be your future CEO
Hey! Are you looking to develop your career towards business analysis, change management, architecture, strategy, process engineering or project management?
Then we have 3 Great Options to Choose From.
Option 1 - Apply for an Apprenticeship
Apply for a role with one of our UK wide employers looking to hire and train business analysts via our professional apprenticeships
We run UK Wide Selection Programmes for our Employers
If you'd like to pursue a professional career in business analysis with a new employer, please click below to contact us to start the application process.
Option 2 - Commercial Training
Register for one of our commercial BA training programmes as a self-paying individual. Gain new qualifications to help start, or progress, your career.
We offer a number of BA related training programmes from a few days to a full 10 week full time bootcamp.
Browse our training courses or contact us for bespoke solutions.
Option 3 - We Can Ask Your Employer to Sponsor your Apprenticeship
Your employer may sponsor your training, and it could cost them nothing nor impact your day job.
We can ask your employer to sponsor your training!
As a regulated government approved apprenticeship training provider, The S&A Academy can train any UK qualifying employee on our apprenticeship programmes.
If you’re an employee, and would like to discuss how we can help explain the benefits or you joining one of our programmes to your employer, please get in touch.
Accelerate your continuous professional development (CPD), gain several recognised qualifications, leading to a master’s degree equivalent (if you continue onto our L7 programmes), and benefit from 12 – 18 months of professional training at no, or very little, cost to your employer.
What’s more, you can join our programmes without any adverse impact to your current role.
Enable your existing employees to develop their careers as a professional Business Analyst (BA), or let us recruit, at no cost, new Junior BA’s and train them for you.
Enrol an Existing Employee
Do you have an employee looking to grow? Do they have a curious attitude and a logical skill set? Invest in their future and support their CPD by enrolling them onto our 18 month Professional BA (L4) Apprenticeship Programme.
Invest in Your Staff to Boost Skills, Avoid New Recruitment, Aid Retention and Support CPD
Our 12–18-month L4 Ofsted Regulated Apprenticeship Programme can be delivered free via the apprenticeship levy and can run alongside your employees existing 'day job' through our flexible continuous training model.
Recruit and Train a New Junior BA
We can recruit (free of charge) your new junior BA's and place them onto our professional UK Government Funded Apprenticeship Programmes.
We run regular, UK wide, BA Selection Camps for new BA's
We offer free recruitment for BA's enrolling onto our professional apprenticeships. They're your employees from day 1, but we will train them over the next 12-18 months to develop their skillset into a competent BA. As an accredited apprenticeship provider, the government pays us, so you don't have to!
Further Business Analysis Training Options
Besides our L4 Professional Apprenticeship, which includes all the below qualifications as well as the L4 qualifiation, we alos offer individual BA Training & Qualifications
L4 Professional Apprenticeships in Business Analysis
Course Length: 12 – 18 Months, Delivered in various formats from upfront 6 week bootcamps, residential weeks and weekly or monthly day release. For existing employees, can be delivered in simple day release sessions each month.
Our Business Analyst programmes ensure that your employees maximise training time to deliver you value quickly. They will quickly learn how to understand the needs of stakeholders and how these can be met through BA skills for both business and IT change. Our training builds change professionals that help organisations deliver business and digital change successfully.
Our training offering is suitable for a range of roles, including Business Analysts, management or quality assurance, which combine knowledge of business analysis with their other responsibilities. We ensure our programmes help businesses to understand the current organisational situation, identify future needs and define solutions to meet those needs, often in relation to digital technology. Business Analysts can gain an excellent understanding of the way the organisation works and the sector it operates in.
Our experienced trainers and coaches are industry experts, as business analysts and consultants helping organisations implement full business analysis strategies.
We heavily leverage our sister company, The S&A Transform Group, consultants to bring a real-world perspective to our BA training in a way no other training provider could. Get in touch to learn more!
BCS Foundation Certificate in Business Analysis
Length : 3 Days + 1 Day Exam
The foundation certificate is designed for people who want to understand business analysis, support change and improve business processes. Suitable for business analysts, business managers and members of their team, business change managers and project managers
Alternatively, learners might be looking to gain the Business Analysis International Diploma by taking this course as the start of their pathway, earning an industry-standard qualification in business analysis.
The learner could hold one of the following roles
- Business analyst,
- Product owner
- Change manager
- Business manager
Alternatively, learners might be looking to move into a business analyst role and require the skills covered in this course to progress.
Participants will gain a broad understanding of business analysis, including:
- The role and competencies of a business analyst
- How to identify and evaluate options for improving your business
- Investigative techniques, including interviews, workshops, prototyping and scenarios
- How to categorise, analyse and manage stakeholders
- Making a business case and assessing feasibility
How to document, manage and validate requirements.
BCS Certificate in Business Analysis Practice
Length: 3 Days + 1 Day Exam
The Certificate in Business Analysis practice is for people who already have a business analysis role and want to gain a deeper understanding of business analysis strategy and application
Suitable for business analysts, business managers and members of their team, business change managers and project managers.
The syllabus covers how to develop a business strategy and how to explore a business issue. You’ll learn how to apply a range of business analysis techniques and look at a range of issues including:
- The strategic context
- How to analyse stakeholder perspectives
- How to analyse and model business activities
- How to identify potential solutions
- How to make a strong business case
BCS Foundation Certificate in Business Change
Length: Each module takes 3 days delivery followed by an exam
The International Diploma is designed for business and IT professionals who want to demonstrate they have a detailed understanding of business analysis best practice. You will need to pass four modules then sit an oral exam.
Core modules – you must pass both of these:
Business Analysis Practice
Learn how to take a holistic approach to the investigation and improvement of business analysis.
Knowledge based modules – you must pass one of these:
Business Analysis Foundation
Demonstrate basic knowledge and understanding of business analysis principles and techniques – most delegates start their journey towards the Diploma with this certificate.
Demonstrate basic knowledge and understanding of business change principles and processes.
IS Project Management
Demonstrate and execute project management principles in the context of IS/IT applications.
Demonstrate basic knowledge and understanding of organisational behaviour and business finance.
Practitioner modules – you must pass one of these:
Modelling Business Processes
Learn how to apply business process modelling and analysis techniques and understand a framework for business process improvement
Systems Modelling Techniques
Learn how to construct three types of models and describe interactions between them
Systems Development Essentials
Focus on the systems investigation and quality assurance that underpins all systems development.
Data Management Essentials
Show you can implement good practice in data management, develop procedures for managing corporate data and work with the data management team.
Validate your knowledge, skills and capabilities with the internationally recognised BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis