Examinations are held twice per year in March / April and September. Examinations are held at independent venues (often the British Council) and not the approved centre.
BCS members can now register for the Higher Education Qualifications online. If you are not yet a BCS member, you can apply for membership and exam entry online by following steps 1 to 3 below. If you are already a BCS member, please move directly to step 3:
Step 1: Join BCS
Step 2: Register for secure area access
Step 3: Online exam registration form
Online registration is now available for September 2015. This is currently available for Ghana (Accra), Manchester, Mauritius, Nigeria (Lagos), Nigeria (Abuja), Pakistan (Lahore), Sri Lanka (Colombo), Sri Lanka (Jaffna) and Sri Lanka (Kandy).
N.B. Thursday 1 October is a national holiday in Nigeria. Therefore no exams will be held in Nigeria on this day. If Nigerian students wish to sit Database Systems or Management Information Systems they will need to do so in March 2016.
Other non-standard venues will be added as they become available.
All modules are available online.
The following application forms related to Higher Education Qualifications are available for download:
Examination entry form (PDF) (includes student membership registration)
Note: The Examination entry form should be used for non-standard venue exam entries and modules not available online. More standard venues will be available to book via the online facility above as they become available.
Note: The closing date for non-standard venues is 15 July 2015; this date applies to all non-standard venues for standard exam entry and re-sits.
|Exam periods 2015
|Closing date for exam entry||15 July 2015
||15 January 2015|
|Closing date for professional projects entry
||31 August 2015
||28 February 2015|
|Closing date for online entry
||31 July 2015
||31 January 2015|
|Closing date for projects proposals||31 August 2015||30 April 2015|
|Exam period||28 September - 2 October 2015
||23-31 March 2015|
|Results release date||December 2015
Candidates who have a successful Project Proposal outcome in March / April session will be eligible to submit a project by the closing date in the September 2015 session.