3 days split into 6 x 1/2 day sessions including online eProctored examination.

  • 16 November
    3 days split into 6 x 1/2 days
    Session information
    Session 1
    Mon 16 Nov 09:00 - Mon 16 Nov 13:00
    Session 2
    Tue 17 Nov 09:00 - Tue 17 Nov 13:00
    Session 3
    Wed 18 Nov 09:00 - Wed 18 Nov 13:00
    Session 4
    Thu 19 Nov 09:00 - Thu 19 Nov 13:00
    Session 5
    Fri 20 Nov 09:00 - Fri 20 Nov 13:00
    Session 6
    Mon 23 Nov 09:00 - Mon 23 Nov 13:00
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Expleo Academy’s BCS Certificate in Requirements Engineering provides attendees with the knowledge and tool-set to turn a business problem into a validated specification of quality requirements. The course aligns with the latest BCS syllabus and “Business Analysis” book.
This intensive 3-day Practitioner course is administered by BCS-accredited professional trainers, with significant experience of real-world requirements engineering and business analysis, who will guide you through a five-part framework for Requirements Engineering.
The training delivery approach includes collaborative group activities, case study analysis, and practical exam-based exercises. Attendees are supplied with course notes about requirements engineering techniques, with references for further reading.

Course Objectives

On completion of the Requirement Engineering course, delegates will be able to:

  • Explain The Requirements Engineering (RE) framework, and its application in a business context
  • Use a hierarchy of requirements  Recognise the roles and responsibilities of key stakeholders in the RE framework
  • Understand the use of a range of requirements elicitation techniques and their relavence to business situations
  • Analyse, prioritise and organise elicited requirements
  • Document requirements
  • Identify problems with requirements and explain how requirements documentation may be improved
  • Create a model of the features required from a system
  • Interpret a model of the data requirements for an information system
  • Describe the principles of Requirements Management and explain the importance of managing requirements 
  • Describe the use of tools to support Requirements Engineering
  • Explain the process and stakeholders involved in Requirements Validation

Course Outline

Introduction to Requirements Engineering

  • Definition and characteristics of a Requirement
  • Rationale for Requirements Engineering, Planning and Estimating
  • Content of a Project Initiation Document, Terms of Reference, or Project Charter 

Hierarchy of Requirements

  • Rationale for requirements hierarchy and its application
  • Categorisation of requirements
  • Business policy / Technical policy / Functional / Non-Functional requirements

Stakeholders in the Requirements Process

  • Definition of “Stakeholder”
  • Key Project Stakeholder roles
  • Key Business Stakeholder roles
  • Stakeholder identification and analysis

Requirements Elicitation

  • Identification of Knowledge Types
  • Selection of Elicitation techniques based on suitability to business context and SDLC

Use of Models in Requirements Engineering

  • The purpose of modelling requirements
  • Developing a context diagram
  • Use Case modelling to represent functional requirements for an information system
  • Interpreting a UML Class diagram
  • Using a CRUD matrix to cross-reference

Requirements Documentation

  • Documentation at differed levels of definition
  • User Story, Use Case, Requirements List, Requirements Catalogue
  • Requirement attributes
  • Structure of the Requirements Document

Requirements Analysis

  • The rationale for, and application of, the MoSCoW prioritisation technique
  • Assessing the quality of requirements definition Characteristics of a good requirement
  • Feasability of requirements
  • Categorisation of requirements
  • Enhancing the requirement set
  • Prototyping requirements

Requirements Validation

  • Informal and Formal approaches to Requirements Validation
  • The Validation Process for requirements artefacts

Requirements Management

  • The rationale for Requirements Management
  • Elements of Requirements Management
  • The Change Control process
  • The benefits and types of traceability
  • The rationale and approach for achieving requirements traceability


There are no course prerequistes, however students will be expected to have reviewed Chapters 5,10,11 and 12 from the most recent BCS publication of “Business Analysis” by Paul, Yeates & Cadle (3rd Edition).

Recommended Follow-on courses

Related courses that are also needed to earn the BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis:

  • BCS Certificate in Business Analysis Practice
  • BCS Certificate in Business Analysis Foundation
  • BCS Certificate in Modelling Business Processes

Additional Courses that may be of interest to those involved in Requirements management:

  • User Stories Workshop
  • IC Agile Certified Product Ownership
  • iSQI Certified Agile Business Analyst

Who should attend

This Practitioner certificate is relevant to thoseinvolved in any Requirements Engineering activities. This includes Business Analysts, Product Owners, Business Managers and their staff, Business Change Managers, Project Managers, Quality Assurance, or any stakeholder roles on business change projects who require good quality requirements.

The course is also aimed at individuals who would like to achieve the internationally recognised BCS Certificate in Requirements Engineering, on their path to achieving the BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis.

Your benefits at a glance

  • Globally recognised qualification
  • Learn the most up-to-date methodology
  • Deliver increased efficiency and effectiveness to your team
  • Learn through best practices and real examples
  • Consistently high pass rates
  • Learn  with trainers who have proven track records
  • Flexible delivery with online learning options
  • Train with the world’s leading quality specialist for digital business


Exam Format

Certification is dependant on achieving the Pass Mark of 25/40 correctly answered Multiple-Choice Exam questions. The Exam is paper-based, closedbook, and has a duration of 60 minutes. Additional time is available under certain circumstances, which are outlined on the BCS website.