Who is this for?

  • Anyone who implements digital technology and needs to understand the associated risks and implications
  • Candidates who want a clearer understanding around the impact risk has on decision-making and running a business.

Entry requirements

There are no pre-requisites for entry to the exam.

What will I learn?

This award sits within the Business innovation area of the AI Foundation Pathway and provides a comprehensive introduction to risk management which you can apply in many business situations.

You'll learn about: 

  • defining risk
  • analysing risk
  • accurately measuring and documenting risk
  • reporting on risk clearly and effectively to decision-makers

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This award contributes 4 credits towards the:

  • Foundation Certificate in AI (total credits required: 20)
  • Foundation Diploma in AI (total credits required: 36)

Other Business innovation awards in the IA Foundation Pathway include:

How can I sit this award?

You can achieve this qualification through virtual or classroom training with a BCS-accredited training provider. As a guide, the estimated total qualification time for this award is 40 hours based around 16 hours of contact time, 23 hours of independent learning and a 30-minute summative assessment. Prices of exams start from £65 + VAT per award - though prices may vary depending on training provider.

Take your first step today!

Get in touch with your nearest BCS-accredited training provider to ask about their bitesize training course.

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This qualification is not regulated by the following United Kingdom Regulators - Ofqual, Qualifications Wales, CCEA Regulation or SQA.