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Professional Certificate in Benefits Planning and Realisation

  • Demonstrate you can apply the process and techniques used to plan, manage and realise business benefits
  • Employ skills and knowledge to support successful business change programmes within your organisation

Who is it for?

  • The professional certificate is designed for people who want to understand, apply and realise business benefit processes in change projects
  • Suitable for business analysts, business architects, project managers, programme managers, business managers, and members of their team

What are the entry requirements?

  • There are no entry requirements for this certification

What will I learn?

You’ll gain a broad understanding of managing and applying benefits in projects, including how to:

  • Discover the context for benefits management
  • Define and employ a benefits management process
  • Illustrate the organisational drivers and business benefits
  • Build a business case and classify business benefits
  • Undertake an investment appraisal
  • Show the need for stakeholder and change management
  • Explain the tasks required in implementing this approach and predict future issues

The syllabus includes training objectives, details of modules and learning hours, plus a recommended reading list.

How do I get this certification?

Take the complete training programme (recommended)

You can take a bundled programme of courses with one of our approved training providers. You’ll find them across the UK and around the world.

How long will it take?

Classroom courses normally last 3 days.

Where can I study?

  • At an approved provider near you
  • At your computer via e-learning or web conference learning

How much does it cost?

Prices for courses vary depending on your chosen training provider and course format.

Exam only (study on your own)

Ideal if you’re self-motivated and already know something about business analysis.

How long will it take?

It usually takes a minimum of 27 hours to prepare for the exam.

Where can I take the exam?

At any Pearson VUE test centre across the world

How much does it cost?

Exam price: £342 (£285 + VAT)

What format is the exam?

  • 90 minute ‘closed book’ 40 scenario-based multiple choice questions
  • Pass mark is 65%

What are the benefits of gaining a BCS certification?

Demonstrate your practical experience and show you have the capabilities to be an effective business analyst.
Map your skills and identify your goals along your career path by following the SFIAplus industry-standard framework.
Gain an internationally recognised certification, enabling you to take your skills around the world.

"The industry recognised certifications provide the science behind the skills that I practise every day."

Helen Clark, Business Analyst, Zurich

What's next?

Demonstrate your skills and expertise by gaining the internationally-recognised BCS Advanced International Diploma in Business Analysis, available once you have completed 3 other professional-level modules.

The BCS Advanced International Diploma in Business Analysis

  • Available once you’ve completed the BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis, and
  • A BCS professional certification in each of the analytical, business and people skills subjects, and
  • 1 additional BCS professional certification in either an analytical or business skills subject

Read more about our Advanced International Diploma in Business Analysis

Advanced International Diploma in Business Analysis

  • Designed for senior business analysts with at least 5 years’ experience
  • Validates your experience and expertise as well as your contribution to the wider business analysis community
  • To attain the Advanced Diploma you must gain 4 professional level certifications and complete a portfolio review

Read more about our Advanced International Diploma in Business Analysis

This qualification is not regulated by the following United Kingdom Regulators - Ofqual, Qualification in Wales, CCEA or SQA.