The Knowledge Academy

BCS Certificate In Commercial Awareness Evening Class

The Knowledge Academy
A Cardiff (Wales)

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£ 1.995

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Luogo Cardiff (Wales)
Durata 2
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Castle Street, CF10 1SZ, Cardiff, Wales
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Cosa impari in questo corso?

Business Analysis
Financial Training
Organisational Behaviour


The Knowledge Academy BCS Certificate in Commercial Awareness (Evening) 2 day course covers the following topics: Introduction

This certificate is concerned with the commercial and organisational knowledge required for business analysis work. The syllabus is structured around the two key areas of Business Finance and Organisational Behaviour, and uses definitions, techniques and principles from the books specified in the BCS recommended reading list.

What will I learn?

Holders of the BCS Certificate in Commercial Awareness should be able to:

  • Understand three techniques used to evaluate a financial case.
  • Understand costing and pricing.
  • Understand cash flow forecasting and budgeting.
  • Describe the contents of financial accounting documents.
  • Interpret financial accounts.
  • Explain specified business performance ratios.
  • Define the elements and usage of Porter’s Five Forces Framework and Value Chain.
  • Define the elements and usage of the Boston Consulting Group’s matrix.
  • Define the performance measures and usage of the Balanced Business Scorecard.
  • Define the elements of specified cultural analysis approaches.
  • Explain the different management structures and their characteristics.
  • Define the different architectures that may be adopted by organisations.


Please Note: This is an Evening Class

  • This Class Starts at 5:30pm and Finishes at 10:30pm



There are no specific prerequisites for entry to the examination; however candidates should be suitably prepared and possess the appropriate skills and knowledge to fulfil the objectives above.


The Benefits of Evening Classes

Our new evening classes offer a range of benefits:

  • No time off work or university – because you’re studying at the end of the day, you can continue to work or attend your regular classes without any disruption
  • Earn while you learn – Being able to work while you study can help to offset the cost of the course and place you in a strong financial position going forward
  • Manageable sessions – We have taken our regular courses and split them into chunks suitable for evening classes, so you receive the same great learning experience but at a time and pace which suits you


Course Outline


Syllabus Part 1 – Business Finance – 50% of course/examination

Evaluating a Financial Case

Budgeting, Costing and Pricing

Financial Reporting and Analysis


Syllabus Part 2 – Organisational Behaviour (based on Organisational Behaviour and

Market analysis and competitive advantage

Organisational behaviour and culture

Group formation


Exam Details

The format for the examination is a closed book one hour multiple-choice examination. The examination contains 40 questions and candidates must answer at least 65% (26/40) of the questions correctly in order to be awarded a pass. Candidates are allowed to use calculators during the examination; these will be provided by BCS. Candidates are not allowed to use their own calculators during the examination.


It is recommended that delegates purchase Business Analysis - Third Edition with the following ISBN numbers:

  • 178017277X
  • 978-1780172774

However, please note that the syllabus topics are based on sections of these books, not the entire books.


BCS Recommended Reading List

All these books are available from

Title: Organizational Behaviour

Author: Prof David A Buchanan and Dr Andrzej A Huczynski

ISBN: 0273728598


Title: Finance for IT Decision Makers: A Practical Handbook for Buyers, Sellers and


Author: Michael Blackstaff

ISBN: 1902505735


Title: Business Analysis Techniques: 99 Essential Tools for Success

Author: James Cadle, Debbie Paul and Paul Turner

ISBN: 1780172737

BCS Membership

Included in your professional certification; one year’s free BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, Associate membership.

Upon passing your examination, make the most of your professional certification and continue your career development with BCS Associate membership. Whether you’re looking for career support through the BCS global skills, training and development framework, SFIAplus, seeking promotion or a network of new contacts, we’re here to support you. BCS membership provides exclusive access to resources, content and opportunities that will enrich your career.

BCS Membership allows you to give back to society. Some of the industry’s challenges are around personal data, health, education, and IT capabilities. By becoming part of the BCS professional community you can get involved and do your bit to make IT good for society.

Ulteriori informazioni

  • Commercial Awareness Training in luxury nationwide venues
  • Includes pre-course material, manuals, exam and certificates
  • Very high Commercial Awareness delegate pass rates
  • The examination is fully accredited by BCS
  • Courses delivered by world class Commercial Awareness Training instructors
  • Book Online or Call 01344 203999 to speak to a Commercial Awareness Training advisor today