Enrolments start 1 June 2021
What THIS PROGRAMME OFFERS
A job/money-back guarantee makes this Junior Business Analyst Study & Placement Programme stand out.
You have access to carefully selected UK accredited courses, support services and recruitment services to help you get your first junior business analyst, change analyst, product manager, systems analyst, project support, coordinator, junior project manager or senior administrator job.
You pay for your studies and invest in yourself and we work with you to get your first job working in a professional environment. Training and recruitment is what we excel at, we have been helping career seekers since 2009 succeed and climb the career ladder.
Take your first step on your business analysis and change management career path by attaining qualifications that employers around the world respect and value.
Jobseekers with certifications from this programme are always in high demand and generally attract higher salaries. Our recruitment experts have pinpointed the qualifications that are most sought after and provide the best career pathways towards Business Analysis, Change Management, Project Support or Senior Administration.
A BUSINESS ANALYST IN A NUTSHELL
A business analyst or BA is a problem solver who investigates an issue or area of weakness within an organisation that can be positively improved with a successful business change programme that the BA supports and is involved in.
The certifications gained from the exams included in this training package will make sure that you have a strong footing from which to springboard your career.
The certifications are UK and internationally recognised and our training courses are accredited in the UK and globally by BCS and APMG. We are an accredited training organisation for both these institutes.
WHY ARE BUSINESS ANALYSTS IN DEMAND?
The ever-changing world we find ourselves in drives the need for organisations to make improvements via change programmes which drives the ongoing need for jobseekers with BA skills to support this change.
WHO IS IT FOR?
The natural personality of a BA likes asking questions to assess facts, thinks logically, enjoys analysing, problem solving and exploring solutions. No previous experience is necessary.
support from professionals
From the moment you register with us, you will have the guidance and advice you need to successfully qualify and find work in your new career. Our specialist recruitment consultants support you each step of your job seeking journey. While our qualified tutors and mentors provide you with all the support you need to learn new skills and qualify.
ALL THE SUPPORT AND HELP YOU NEED, YOU WILL HAVE:
PLUS, YOU GET THE FOLLOWING CAREER SERVICES AND SUPPORT:
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COURSES INCLUDED IN THIS PACKAGE:
Below are the core courses of this package, other courses could be added to help you gain extra knowledge and skills.
BCS Foundation Certificate in Business Analysis (compulsory)
Understand how to identify and evaluate options for improving your organisation. Develop skills and knowledge to support successful business change programmes within your organisation.
BCS Practitioner Certificate in Requirements Engineering (compulsory)
Learn how to take a disciplined and rigorous approach to defining your business requirements. Develop a set of practices and processes to identify requirements in order to develop business and IT solutions. Learn how to draw out information and requirements from key business stakeholders.
PeopleCert PRINCE2 Foundation (compulsory)
The PRINCE2 Foundation course provides an understanding of one of the world’s leading project management methodologies. This course will lay the groundwork for working in a project environment.
CHOOSE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:
BCS Foundation Certificate in Business Change
Gain an entry-level qualification by understanding the processes and techniques used in delivering business change. Develop skills and knowledge to support successful business change programmes within your organisation. Understand how to design business changes effectively, including the organisational, people, information, technology and process aspects.
BCS Certification in Organisational Behaviour
Underpin your understanding of business finance and organisational behaviour. Gain the commercial and organisational knowledge you need to deliver effective business analysis. Understand external and internal impacts for successful organisational evaluation.
APMG Change Management Foundation
Understand the techniques and approaches used to prepare an organisation and its employees for change. All projects result in change and people need to be managed through this process.
Career Path and Possible Annual Salaries
JUNIOR ANALYST PLACEMENT PROGRAMME FAQS
Are your courses accredited?
We are a CMI, APMG, PeopleCert and BCS authorised training centre and each course in this package is either APM, APMG or PeopleCert accredited. All courses also follow UK methodology and practices used in both the private and public sectors.
Can I use these qualifications outside of the UK?
The courses are UK accredited and internationally recognised. PRINCE2, for example, is the most widely used Project Management methodology across the globe.
What finance options do you offer?
We offer finance through our third-party finance partner, Omni Finance where you can spread the cost of your study package and exams over affordable monthly payments. This is the preferred option for our students not paying in full. As an alternative where students do not qualify for Omni Finance, we offer monthly spread payments in-house (ITOL Finance) which are interest-free and cover the cost of the course component only. ITOL Finance, therefore, does not finance the cost of exams and manuals. You can however at any time contact the exam booking team and pay for exams and manuals as you need them.
Are exams included in the price?
As stated above, if you have paid in full or been accepted through Omni Finance, then 3 official foundation exams and 1 official practitioner exam are included in the price. If you are paying via our in-house spread payment plan (ITOL Finance), then exams are excluded but you can pay for these at any time by contacting our exam booking team.
Are manuals included?
Manuals are not needed for this training package, however if you would like to purchase manuals, then you can purchase that through our exam booking team.
What support do you provide?
You are supported by a team of tutors, mentors and recruitment consultants to help you qualify and get work in a professional environment.
Why must I complete my exams before getting a job?
Hiring managers consider qualified job-seekers to be a lower recruitment risk who can hit the ground running and be more productive quickly. You must put yourself in the shoes of a busy recruiting manager to understand why this is always the case.
Once you have completed your exams, you are then supported by our recruitment team. They will provide you with a professional CV review & LinkedIn profile, job seeking advice, interview advice and support you each step of the job seeking process. Our aim is to empower you, so you have all the skills needed to secure interviews, master interviews and land the job you want to get. These are skills for life and can help you at any point in your career when you want to change jobs. You will proactively work with our recruitment team as they support you.
You must pass all 4 exams within 6 months to qualify for the job/money-back guarantee. The total study hours for the courses varies from person to person but the recommended hours are approximately 105 hours in total. If the job/money-back guarantee is not important to you then you can take up to one year to complete all the exams and the assessments in this package.
How will I benefit from completing this programme?
A rewarding career enables you to grow and develop. This package lays the foundation and kick starts your career in busines analysis or similar. You will harvest what you invest in yourself. After this programme you will have learned new skills and validated this by passing 4 certification exams including a practitioner exam. This adds value to your CV and opens doors to career opportunities where you can further grow.
How long on average before I can find a new job opportunity?
This depends on how long it will take you to pass your exams. It also depends on your location and the number of opportunities close to you. We aim to ensure you secure a new job opportunity within 12 months of completing your last exam, however on average most students secure a role within 4 months of passing their last exam. Please note, our recruitment support only kicks in once you have passed all your exams as this is when your CV will stand out with your new certifications and skills.
How does your job guarantee work?
In the event that you have passed all 4 certification exams (3 foundation & 1 practitioner) at first attempt within six months of registering with us and do not secure a job placement within one year after passing your last exam, we will refund your study fees less the cost of your exams subject to you conducting yourself in a professional manner, accepting reasonable job offers and working proactively with our recruitment team. It is also subject to you being a UK resident for at least 5 years, having a good command of English, paying your study package in full or if you are paying via spread payments, it is subject to you not missing any monthly payments. Our Terms and Conditions / Terms of Learning also apply.
Can I opt out of recruitment services and your job/ money-back guarantee?
Yes, you can opt out of recruitment services and the job/ money-back guarantee. If you do not need these services, the cost of your package will be reduced, however this can only be done prior to registering for this study package.
What is the best study path for me to follow?
The first step is to study the BCS Business Analysis Foundation course as this in-depth course will give you a solid foundation level of business analysis, prepare for and take the official exam. Next study ONE of the following courses: BCS Foundation Certificate in Business Change OR BCS Certification in Organisational Behaviour OR APMG Change Management Foundation, then prepare and take the official exam of the course you have chosen to study. Next study the BCS Practitioner Certificate in Requirements Engineering and prepare for and take the official exam. Lastly study the PRINCE2 Foundation course and prepare for and take the official exam.
What are average study times for each course?
This varies from course to course and from person to person. Foundation courses typically take 20 hours or more to study and prepare for exams. Practitioner courses take 30 hours or more to study and prepare for exams.
I’m already working, can I study around my current job?
Yes, this study and placement programme is flexible and designed for career starters and career changers that might be working in jobs that do not align with their career goals.
Can you tailor a study package for me?
Yes, we can tailor a study package for you based on your experience level and taking into consideration studies you have already completed.
Can you upgrade this package?
Yes you can add additional courses, manuals and exams to better suit your career goals and budget. You can choose to upgrade this package to include the BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis.
If I run out of time, can I renew my training?
You can renew your studies for another year if you need to. You can also add other courses at that time to meet your career requirements. We have a renewals team and a renewals advisor will be in contact as you near the end of your study term.
Once I have completed my studies, can I study further?
Yes, there are further UK accredited project manager, business improvement, best practice and manager courses we offer to further strengthen your CV and portfolio of skills. We recommend to students that have completed this training package that they consider the BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis as you will have already completed some of the courses that make up the diploma.
What if I have other questions?
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