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BCS Certificate In Requirements Engineering Training Course

A Mandatory Module Of The BCS Diploma In Business Analysis


BCS Membership Offer: If you do not hold a BCS certification and successfully pass the examination for this training course - you will be given one year's complementary BCS Membership. This offer is only valid for your first BCS qualification.

Our BCS Requirements Engineering training course will give a solid grounding in a range of techniques for revealing, analysing and documenting business and system requirements, in addition to gaining a BCS accreditation that is highly regarded by prestigious UK employers.

This course includes the BCS Certificate in Requirements Engineering.

This course is one of the mandatory modules of the BCS Diploma in Business Analysis.

This course includes:

  • Teaching by a real expert
  • Exam and certification fee
  • BCS “Business Analysis” book
  • Delicious lunches and refreshments
  • 1 year BCS Associate Membership from the Chartered Institute for IT – terms and conditions apply

Please Note

You can book this course and hold it in credit until you have decided on a specific course date. Alternatively, please view our other course dates.
Exam Included
3 Days
£1125Excl. VAT

Course Outline

The Requirements Engineering Process

  • Lifecycle for business change
  • Business plans and objectives
  • Problems with requirements
  • The stakeholders involved in RE
  • RE process overview

Requirements and the Business Context

  • Hierarchy of requirements
  • Functional requirements
  • Non-Functional requirements
  • General/Technical requirements
  • Service level requirements

Eliciting and Documenting Requirements

  • Problems with elicitation
  • Different stakeholders viewpoints
  • Elicitation techniques
  • Facilitated workshops in detail
  • Prioritisation of requirements
  • The structure and contents of a requirement

Interviewing for Requirements

  • Interviewing for RE
  • The interviewing lifecycle
  • Planning, preparing, conducting and following up the interview
  • Questioning strategies

Use of Models in Requirements Engineering

  • Developing a process/functional model
  • Reading a static (data) model

Analysing and Negotiating Requirements

  • Iterating requirements
  • Congruence with business objectives
  • Analysing requirements against: Classification, Priority, Ambiguity, Testability, Risk, Granularity, Omissions, Conflicts, Overlaps, and Achievability
  • Resolving conflicts

Validating Requirements

  • Requirements validation
  • Requirements reviews
  • Validation checklist
  • Validation by prototyping

Managing Requirements

  • The principles of requirements management (RM)
  • How the '4 pillars' support RM
  • The baseline mechanism
  • The role of the Change Control Board

Benefits Confirmation

  • Requirements testing/user acceptance testing
  • Post-implementation review
  • Roles of requirements actors

Case Study

The case study allows you to undertake a simulated requirements engineering assignment to practise the new skills.


Our intensive course develops the skills needed to work with requirements stakeholders to ensure that requirements satisfy various perspectives and that conflicts are negotiated to a position of consensus. You will learn how to work with stakeholders and others to ensure the requirements are complete, unambiguous, realistic and testable.

You will learn how to:

  • Act as an effective member of a team involved in eliciting and recording user requirements for an information system.
  • Recognise the nature of the requirements and the knowledge type to which they belong.
  • Be familiar with a range of elicitation techniques and know how to apply them effectively.
  • Record and prioritise requirements, and be able to recognise and help resolve conflicting requirements.
  • Link project objectives/requirements to the business case.

About the Course

Our course is structured around a Requirements Engineering framework which utilises a range of techniques for elicitation, analysis, documentation and management of requirements.

Who Should Attend

Anyone requiring an understanding of requirements engineering, including business analysts, business managers and their staff, business change managers and project managers.

Materials Provided

Full course materials and a detailed case study will be provided.

Organisational Benefits

  • There will be improved alignment between IT and the business as a result of requirements being better understood and documented.
  • Problems regarding requirements gathering and analysis will be quickly identified and improved.
  • The principles of Requirements Management will become more widely understood as will the importance of managing requirements.
  • Requirements will be validated reducing rework time and improve speed to market.

Individual Benefits

  • You will be able to understand the importance of linking requirements to the Business Case and identify and describe the roles and responsibilities of key stakeholders in the requirements engineering process.
  • You will gain knowledge of a range of requirements elicitation techniques and the relevance of the techniques to different business situations and be able to analyse, prioritise and organise elicited requirements.
  • You will learn the use and purpose of models in modelling requirements.
  • Knowledge of Requirements Management will improve you career prospects.


There are no specific pre-requisites for this course.

It is recommended that those new to Business Analysis consider attending the BCS Foundation in Business Analysis Practice course.


Recommended Reading List:

Title: Business Analysis (2nd Edition)

Author: Debra Paul, Donald Yeates and James Cadle

Publisher: BCS Publication Date: 2010

ISBN: 9781906124618

Title: Mastering the Requirements Process

Author: Suzanne Robertson and James Robertson

Publisher: Addison Wesley Publication

Date: 1999

ISBN: 978-0201360462

You will need to spend 60-90 minutes each evening on revision and example examination questions.

Exam Overview

One hour ‘open book’ written exam, based on a business scenario. The pass mark is 50%.

Please Note: You must bring photographic identification with you (passport, driving license or student card), as it is a BCS requirement to produce it for the invigilator prior to the exam. Failure to produce a valid form of photographic identification will result in you not being able to sit the exam.

Exam Type

Classroom Exam

Professional Development Units - PDUs

The BCS Certificate in Requirements Engineering is a core module for the BCS Diploma in Business Analysis.


BCS Certificate In Requirements Engineering

Next Steps

Our Practitioner level certifications extend and deepen your understanding of the core areas of Business Analysis and your selected specialist subjects. The BCS Certificate In Modelling Business Processes is another core module for the BCS Diploma in Business Analysis.


If you have successfully passed the course and examination, you will be awarded the BCS Certificate In Requirements Engineering.

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