Enter for an exam

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.

Online entry & application forms

Register online!

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 March 2016

This is currently available for Ghana (Accra), London (B107), Mauritius, Pakistan (Lahore), Sri Lanka (Colombo) and Sri Lanka (Jaffna) and Sri Lanka (Kandy).

Other 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 January 2016; this date applies to all non-standard venues for standard exam entry and re-sits.


Key dates

Exam periods 2015
September March
Closing date for exam entry 15 July 2015
15 January 2016
Closing date for professional projects entry
31 August 2015
26 February 2016
Closing date for online entry
31 July 2015
31 January 2016
Closing date for projects proposals 31 August 2015 29 April 2016
Exam period 28 September - 2 October 2015
21 March - 1 April 2016
Results release date December 2015
July 2016

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.

Further information on the Professional Project in IT