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Employer FAQs

What are the benefits to taking a certification from BCS?
Where can I find training?
What are the course fees?
How are exams booked?
What are the exam fees?
Can I sit the exam without attending a training course?
What is the cost to re-sit an examination?
If I take a re-sit and do worse, will the highest marks be retained?
When are results released?
What did ISEB stand for?


What are the benefits to taking a certification from BCS?

Our certifications are an independent expert verification of an IT professional’s knowledge and skills and have proven to be a valuable measurement of performance for the organisations we work with worldwide.

They provide a clear career path through industry recognised and relevant certifications that ensures your organisation has the skills and capabilities needed to grow the business.

  • Industry-relevant certifications that support IT roles within your organisation
  • Aligned with SFIAplus, BCS membership grades and Chartered status providing a clear career development path for employees
  • BCS membership available, supporting self-initiated professional development
  • Knowledge and skills can be aligned to objectives to deliver business value from IT
  • Competitive advantage through a professional and highly skilled workforce
  • Supports your organisation to retain, motivate and recruit the best IT professionals
  • Gain recognition as an employer of excellence

 
Where can I find training?

You can find a list of our accredited training organisations here

 
What are the course fees?

Fees vary so you will need to contact a provider of your choice for details of their course fees.

 
How are exams booked?

If an employee is taking a course through an accredited training organisation, examination provider or through an online testing centre, the exam will be organised through them. If they are taking a public exam, they should refer to the exam section of the website for the certification they wish to take.

 
What are the exam fees?

Details of the exam fee can be found in the exam section of the website for the certification you wish to sit.

 
Can I sit the exam without attending a training course?

Yes, although we strongly recommend that all candidates undertake an accredited training course.

 
What is the cost to re-sit an examination?

Re-sits are normally booked via they accredited training organisation and they will provide details of the costs. For public exams, please contact Customer Services on +44 (0) 1793 417 655. The re-sit fees are typically the same as the standard examination fee.

 
If I take a re-sit and do worse, will the highest marks be retained?

We will always retain the highest marks.

 
When are results released?

Multiple choice and oral examination results are usually sent within 3 weeks of the examination date. Written examination results can take up to 8 weeks. Online examinations provide instant results.

 
What did ISEB stand for?

Information Systems Examination Board.