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BCS Foundation Certificate in Business Change

This Course at a Glance

  • Learn how to deliver positive business change
  • Suitable for a range of professionals working in business
  • Achieve an internationally recognised qualification
  • Complete your training in 6 months
  • Get 1 year’s BCS membership
  • Course delivered online
 

About Your Course

For a business to grow and thrive, positive initiatives need to be driven forward, and over time, changes have to be implemented. If you have a strong acumen for delivering business change and you currently work in the business sector, then the BCS Foundation Certificate in Business Change is the perfect way to enhance your career prospects.
 
The course is accredited by the BCS – The Chartered Institute for IT, a global professional body that centres on information technology and science. By having a globally recognised qualification, you will be able to improve your career prospects and climb up the ladder.
 
Throughout your online course, you will be able to develop a range of essential skills and techniques that will enable you to implement real business change within an organisation. Our numerous units cover subjects that will teach you how to organise people and information.
 
You will also gain a solid understanding of how to effectively organise processes and technology. Having a strong knowledge of the principles, processes, approaches, and roles will allow you to perform to an international standard.
 
By the end of your studies, you will feel confident implementing business change and using information technology (IT) to do it. You will also be able to draw upon external and internal influences and align them with the business.
 
The BCS Foundation Certificate in Business Change is part of the BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis and provides you with the overall skillset required. 
 

Getting Started

Stonebridge Associated Colleges is one of the UK’s leading distance learning providers, delivering more than 650 courses. The BCS Foundation Certificate in Business Change is delivered online, so you can complete your training at your own pace and around your daily schedule, making this course ideal for individuals with existing commitments.
 
You will get instant access to the online course materials you need to make your way through the modules. Upon completion of the modules, you will need to undertake an exam to obtain your Certificate.
 
Included in your course package is the exam, as well as 1 year’s BCS membership. In 6 months, you can achieve your qualification and take the next step in your career.
The modules you will cover include:
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 model (People, Organisation, Process, Information and Technology)
  • People
  • Identify the people related areas to consider 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
Upon completion of the modules, you will have a confident understanding of the following:
  • Business Change Principles 
  • Business Alignment 
  • Business Improvement Definition 
  • Business Change Design and Development 
  • Business Change Implementation 
  • Benefits Management and Realisation
You will also have access to FREE BCS Business Analysis Webinars as part of your package. These sessions are ideal for individuals pursuing a Business Analyst role, university graduates, and working professionals.

To achieve your Certificate, you will need to make your way through the online modules and then sit an exam, which is based on the topics covered in your modules. The exam details are as follows:

  • Exam Format – Multiple-choice
  • Number of questions – 40
  • Duration – 60 minutes
  • Supervised – Yes
  • Open Book – No
  • Pass mark – 26/40 (65%)
BCS Foundation Certificate in Business Change

This Course at a Glance

  • Learn how to deliver positive business change
  • Suitable for a range of professionals working in business
  • Achieve an internationally recognised qualification
  • Complete your training in 6 months
  • Get 1 year’s BCS membership
  • Course delivered online
 

About Your Course

For a business to grow and thrive, positive initiatives need to be driven forward, and over time, changes have to be implemented. If you have a strong acumen for delivering business change and you currently work in the business sector, then the BCS Foundation Certificate in Business Change is the perfect way to enhance your career prospects.
 
The course is accredited by the BCS – The Chartered Institute for IT, a global professional body that centres on information technology and science. By having a globally recognised qualification, you will be able to improve your career prospects and climb up the ladder.
 
Throughout your online course, you will be able to develop a range of essential skills and techniques that will enable you to implement real business change within an organisation. Our numerous units cover subjects that will teach you how to organise people and information.
 
You will also gain a solid understanding of how to effectively organise processes and technology. Having a strong knowledge of the principles, processes, approaches, and roles will allow you to perform to an international standard.
 
By the end of your studies, you will feel confident implementing business change and using information technology (IT) to do it. You will also be able to draw upon external and internal influences and align them with the business.
 
The BCS Foundation Certificate in Business Change is part of the BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis and provides you with the overall skillset required. 
 

Getting Started

Stonebridge Associated Colleges is one of the UK’s leading distance learning providers, delivering more than 650 courses. The BCS Foundation Certificate in Business Change is delivered online, so you can complete your training at your own pace and around your daily schedule, making this course ideal for individuals with existing commitments.
 
You will get instant access to the online course materials you need to make your way through the modules. Upon completion of the modules, you will need to undertake an exam to obtain your Certificate.
 
Included in your course package is the exam, as well as 1 year’s BCS membership. In 6 months, you can achieve your qualification and take the next step in your career.
The modules you will cover include:
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 model (People, Organisation, Process, Information and Technology)
  • People
  • Identify the people related areas to consider 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
Upon completion of the modules, you will have a confident understanding of the following:
  • Business Change Principles 
  • Business Alignment 
  • Business Improvement Definition 
  • Business Change Design and Development 
  • Business Change Implementation 
  • Benefits Management and Realisation
You will also have access to FREE BCS Business Analysis Webinars as part of your package. These sessions are ideal for individuals pursuing a Business Analyst role, university graduates, and working professionals.

To achieve your Certificate, you will need to make your way through the online modules and then sit an exam, which is based on the topics covered in your modules. The exam details are as follows:

  • Exam Format – Multiple-choice
  • Number of questions – 40
  • Duration – 60 minutes
  • Supervised – Yes
  • Open Book – No
  • Pass mark – 26/40 (65%)
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