Who is it for?

Anyone involved in the design and evaluation of user interfaces (interface designers, usability engineers, requirement engineers, product managers).

Entry requirements

None. Training with a BCS accredited training provider is recommended.

What will I learn?

  • Guiding principles 
  • User research
  • Illustrating the context of use
  • Measuring usability
  • Information architecture
  • Interaction design
  • Visual design
  • User interface prototyping
  • Usability evaluation

The syllabus includes training objectives, details of modules and learning hours, plus a recommended reading list:

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How do I get this qualification?

Training and exam (recommended)

Take this course with one of our accredited training providers.

How long will it take?

Classroom courses normally last three days.

Where can I study?

At a BCS accredited training provider near you.

How much does it cost?

Course prices vary depending on your chosen training provider and course format.

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Exam only (self study)

Ideal if you’re self-motivated and already know something about user experience.

How long will it take?

It usually takes a minimum of 18 hours to prepare for the exam.

Where do I sit my exam?

At any Pearson VUE test centre across the world.

How much does it cost?

Exam price: £192 (£160.00 + VAT)

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What format is the exam?

  • One hour ‘closed book’ with 40 multiple choice questions
  • Pass mark is 65% (26/40)

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