Faculty Training Institute (FTI) is proud to announce the recent graduation of the first group of delegates participating in the Cape Town pilot of its newly launched, SETA accredited, NQF level 6, National Certificate: Business Analysis (NCBA). FTI’s prestigious industry recognised DipBA programme, which has set the standard for education in the Business Analysis sector for the past two decades, has been revamped and refreshed resulting in the successful launch of FTI’s exciting new NCBA offering.

“In keeping with our legacy of attracting talented people, both delegates and staff, FTI has launched the NCBA to more tightly align with the prevailing legislative landscape.  This will ensure that

FTI Business Analysis graduates continue to be highly sought after by employers and that FTI remains the preferred training provider for the Business Analysis industry,” elaborates Stephen Endersby, Corporate General Manager of FTI.   “The NCBA is rooted in the theory, practice and skills transfer which has been so well received and acknowledged by industry on our past offerings and become synonymous with FTI, there have been small content revisions and added innovations but the essence of preceding qualifications remain. This means that delegates still receive the same high level of training, whilst changes made to achieve the SETA accreditation will ensure that their employers are able to claim skills development incentives in the form of SETA funding, B-BEEE scorecards and tax incentives.”

The NCBA is designed to develop confident, competent, multi-skilled professional Business Analysts who are capable of reducing organisational risk and increasing organisational value from the deployment of technology based solutions.  It will also map closely to the content of the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK), which is produced by the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA).  The NCBA is a registered qualification with the South African Qualifications Authority. The qualification provides mid-level access for the development of business analysis competencies. It has also been developed to enable delegates to access higher education and provide flexible access to life-long learning.

The NCBA is an NQF 6 qualification, recognised by the MICT SETA and as an Institute of Sectoral and Occupational Excellence in Business Analysis with the MICT SETA; FTI has tailored various pathways to achieve the NCBA. A delegate’s prior training and current Business Analysis experience will determine which pathway best suits their present skill level, ultimately resulting in the SETA accredited qualification. The three pathways available to delegates, to achieve the NCBA are as follows:

  • National Certificate in Business Analysis, Recognition of Prior Learning (NCBAPL) - an eight week part-time course, suited to delegates that have extensive business analysis training and workplace experience. This course has been piloted in Cape Town and Johannesburg. The first public course date is scheduled for late August 2015.
  • Applied Programme in Business Analysis (APBA) – a five month course, is primarily aimed at allowing delegates who have successfully completed FTI’s Certificate Programme in Business Analysis to complete their practical, work based assignments to obtain the national qualification.  This course is set to run for the first time towards the end of 2015.
  • National Certificate in Business Analysis (NCBA) – an eight month, part-time course, suited to practicing Business Analysts with more than one year’s business analysis experience. The first NCBA course will begin in September 2015.

FTI recently held a graduation ceremony for the first NCBAPL graduates, as a result of the pilot held in Cape Town earlier this year. The graduation was the result of many years of hard work and dedication by the academic team involved in the development of the NCBA.  “It really is wonderful to see our determination finally pay off,” concludes Mike Eccles, FTI’s Programme Director “I know that our new product will help FTI continue to develop professional and highly skilled Business Analysts, instrumental to the growth and development of the industry.”

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About Faculty Training Institute:

Faculty Training Institute is a private training company with a specialist focus on providing exceptional career-oriented training courses and support services for professional knowledge workers in the corporate-facing world.

With training facilities in both Johannesburg and Cape Town, we’re perfectly equipped to run training courses at our headquarters but can just as easily conduct business on-site at your convenience. We regularly make use of conference facilities in other city centres where there is a demand for our training services.

Faculty Training Institute – Developing South Africa’s Human Potential

Our training courses are intended to equip graduates with the skills and understanding to use technology to unlock business value.

We offer learning programmes in:  

  • Business and Systems Analysis
  • Project and Programme Management
  • Quality Assurance and Testing
  • Specialist and Core Skills
  • Coaching and Mentoring
  • Leadership Development

Typical course delegates include business analysts, systems analysts, enterprise architects, project managers and testing specialists. Our value-added services are aimed at facilitating the improvement of capacity in these fields in a company environment.

We are passionate about developing human potential and, with more than two decades in the industry, we have the experience and expertise to help you and your company reach new levels of efficiency, performance and success in an ever-changing technological business world.

FTI was wholly acquired by the EOH group in 2012 and forms part of its Human Capital Management division.

Skills Development Portfolio

FTI offers a range of qualifications in business and systems analysis, project management and system quality assurance and testing to prepare individuals for specific roles. These qualifications are run on a part-time basis over 3-6 months and are levelled at the multi-skilled professional.

With a focus on particular roles like business analysis, project management and software testing, these courses have a rigorous assessment process involving assignments and examinations. Our courses are endorsed by the relevant professional bodies (where appropriate), and are in high demand by more than 300 client organisations.

Short Courses:
We also offer short courses, typically 2 to 5 days in duration, that have been crafted to develop specific skills in business areas while focusing on process management and modelling, business and enterprise architecture, creative and systems thinking and leadership development.

Value-Added Services:
FTI provides coaching and mentoring services such as business analysis, quality assurance, general and project management mentoring as well as change management interventions, competency and other assessments and people development skills like problem solving, technical writing and critical thinking.