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BCS Essentials Certificate in Artificial Intelligence

Take your first steps in AI training to understand the principles of AI, its benefits and risks, and the processes behind machine learning.

Who is it for?

  • Individuals with an interest in (or a need to implement) AI in an organisation / especially those working in areas such as science/ engineering / knowledge engineering / finance or IT services

  • Middle and senior managers running or assembling teams to create AI dependent applications and services that need to understand the context of AI in an industrial setting.

Entry Requirements

  • There are no entry requirements for this certification. Training with a BCS accredited training provider is highly recommended.

What will I learn?

Develop your knowledge and understanding of:

  • the terminology and general principles

  • including benefits and types of AI

  • the basic process of machine learning (ML)

  • the challenges and risks associated with an AI project

  • the future of AI and humans in work

How do I get this certification?

Take the complete training programme (recommended)

Take this course with one of our accredited training providers.

How long will it take?

Classroom courses normally last three days.

Where can I study?

At a BCS accredited training provider near you.

How much does it cost?

Prices for courses vary depending on your chosen training provider and course format.

Exam only (self study)

Ideal if you’re self-motivated and already know something about Agile.

How long will it take?

It usually takes a minimum of 18 hours to prepare for the exam.

Where can I take the exam?

At a BCS accredited training provider near you.

How much does it cost?

Exam price: £155 + VAT - though prices may vary depending on training provider.

What format is the exam?

  • 30 minute ‘closed book’ with 20 multiple choice questions

  • Pass mark is 65% (13/20)