Who is this for?

  • Digital professionals looking to build their technical knowledge in AI and machine learning, with a focus on individual components
  • Candidates who need to understand the interaction between humans and automated systems with a view to developing or implementing AI solutions
  • IT professionals who are transitioning to a career in AI
  • Individuals with an interest in AI and a background in science, engineering, knowledge engineering, finance, education or IT services

Entry requirements

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

What will I learn?

This award sits within the Machine learning and other AI techniques area of the AI Foundation Pathway and offers a very accessible introduction to the technology that’s shaping the future.

You’ll learn about:

  • the use of robots and automation in the workplace
  • identifying, creating and maintaining automation
  • the future of robots

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This award contributes 3 credits towards the:

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

Other Machine learning and other AI techniques 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 30 hours based around 8 hours of contact time, 21 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.

What's next?

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