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25% funding available for applicants of Business Analysis Course

If you supply or work in the Finance, IT, Legal, Accounting or Business Consulting sectors you may be eligible for funding of over €800 to study for a Certificate in Business Analysis QQI Level 8.

The Business Analyst Association of Ireland is delighted to announce that there is up to 25% funding for the QQI Level 8 Certificate in Business Analysis available through the IFS Skillnet for eligible candidates.

Funding is available to companies who are members of the IFS Skillnet. Membership is free and is open to companies that operate in the area of internationally traded financial services and companies that provide professional services to those firms e.g. IT, Accounting, Legal and Business Consulting

To enquire about IFS Skillnet membership please visit

Become a Business Analyst

Do you want to play a leading role in improving enterprise performance through the use of proven business analysis techniques – either internally within your organisation or a consultant to others?

Then this is the programme for you.

Among the many benefits of achieving the Certificate in Business Analysis are the following:

You will be able to make a more effective contribution to improving business performance and competitiveness within your organisation

You will acquire proven modern methodologies and techniques for analysing and solving business problems that impact upon cost, efficiency, capacity and service quality

You will fully understand the dynamics and context of organisational change with reference to latest thinking on best implementation approaches

You will develop effective consultancy and communication skills – including the project management, listening, questioning, negotiation, influencing, presentation and facilitation skills required to initiate and lead change programmes and initiatives.

About the course

The course, which is delivered by the National College of Ireland (NCI), was jointly developed by BAAI and NCI. It is accredited by Quality and Qualifications Ireland.

This course is for business analysts and those who aspire to work in the role. It is ideal for those currently working as business analysts, internal and external consultants and advisors, managers, team leaders and members of improvement teams.

Upon successful completion of the course, students will receive a Level 8 Special Purpose award in Business Analysis from the QQI at level 8 on the National Framework of Qualifications.

The IFS Skillnet's programme is dedicated to specialised training within the international financial services sector. It is jointly funded by the government and companies within the sector and will provide funding of up to 25% of the total cost of the course.

If you would like more information on this funding please contact or if you would like to register for a place on the course please click HERE.

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