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BCS Certificate in IT

Take the first step in your HEQ journey - the Certificate level focuses on three core modules and is comparable to the first year of a university degree.

Who is it for?

  • The Certificate in IT is for students looking to build a solid foundation for a career in IT and computing

What are the entry requirements?

  • You need to be a BCS member to sit the exams

What will I learn?

Three core modules covering fundamental principles in IT:

Is there any exemption?

  • If you already hold a qualification that covers the HEQ syllabus you may qualify for exemption from a particular module.

How do I get this qualification?

Complete training programme (recommended)

Complete your study with a BCS approved training provider - they're located around the world.

How long will it take?

Study typically takes six months.

Where can I study?

We have BCS approved training providers in Ghana, Mauritius, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Zimbabwe

How much does it cost?

Course prices vary depending on your chosen training provider and course format.

Exam only (study on your own)

Ideal if you’re self-motivated and already have some basic IT knowledge.

How long will it take?

To prepare for your exams, we recommend a minimum of 200 hours of study for each of the three modules - that's 600 hours in total. There's a two-hour exam at the end of each module.

Where and When can I sit my exams?

We have BCS approved training providers in Ghana, Mauritius, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Zimbabwe

How much does it cost?

Exam price (per module): £45

What format is the exam?

  • Two hour ‘closed book’

  • Pass mark: 40%