• No prerequisites for attending this course.

Relevant audiences

  • Delegates wishing to acquire the skill set required for analysing and addressing business problems and wishing to attain the BCS Foundation Certificate in Requirements Engineering would benefit from attending this course.
  • Ideal for those looking to identify opportunities to improve business processes and systems, and implement a new solutions based on these requirements.
  • Also useful for business managers and staff wanting to gain an understanding of Requirements Engineering and contribute to their organisation's wellbeing.
  • This course is one of the mandatory units required to gain the BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis.

Learning outcomes

Learners who pass this qualification will be able to demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of the underlying principles and philosophies of Requirements Engineering. The syllabus reflects general and well-established best practice for analysing business processes and systems and implementing solutions to support business needs. By the end of the course, learners will be able to:

  • Explain the importance of linking requirements to the business case.
  • Describe the roles and responsibilities of key stakeholders.
  • Explain the use of requirements elicitation techniques and their relevance to business situations.
  • Analyse, prioritise and organise elicited requirements.
  • Document requirements.
  • Create a model of system feature requirements.
  • Interpret a model of data requirements for an information system.
  • Describe the principles of requirements management and their importance.
  • Describe the tools used to support requirements engineering.
  • Explain the process and stakeholders involved in requirement validation.



Marie Bradley

Marie joined QA in July 2012 to deliver courses across the Business Analysis Portfolio, and is now responsible for managing the entire BSD course portfolio. She has twenty years' experience working in most of the roles associated with the traditional software development lifecycle: Developer, Systems Analyst, Tester, Business Analyst and Project Manager. Prior to joining QA, Marie worked in logistics and parcel delivery, before moving to marketing agencies. She set up and managed business analysis and testing teams to define, design and consult on client's business change projects, focusing on their websites and 'data mart' needs. She has also mentored and advised those wishing to explore business analysis as a career option.


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There is currently no public syllabus for this course.