With the unprecedented global COVID-19 pandemic, the health and wellbeing of our students, training providers, colleagues and staff is paramount.

We have been closely monitoring developments in each country where BCS Higher Education Qualifications are delivered. We expect examination sessions from the October 2021 sitting onwards to revert to a normal schedule.

Due to the evolving situation with COVID-19 and localised lockdowns, BCS will confirm transfer requests after the October exam sitting has closed.

Here are the answers to some frequently asked questions.

What if I’m sitting a module that is being retired?

Please note: the following HEQ modules were retired at the end of the May exam session:

  • Realising the User Interface
  • IT Service Management
  • Principles of User Interface Design
  • Knowledge Based Systems

If you were unable to sit your exam due to COVID-19 lockdown restrictions, we will be in touch with you once the registration window for October 2021 has closed.

When will I receive my results from May 2021 sitting?

Results will be issued in August 2021.

What is the deadline for requesting a transfer to an alternative exam session?

14 days from receipt of your exam registration letter.

I transferred from May 2021 to October 2021, when will I receive my registration letter?

Once the registration period for October 2021 has closed, then letters for transferred candidates will be sent.

Will I receive a refund if my exam is cancelled?

No, you will be transferred to the next examination sitting. You will receive your exam registration letter once BCS closes the registration period for the next session. All fees paid in relation to exams will be transferred to the next examination session. A timetable for the April 2022 examination session, stating which modules available and when, will be available on our website later in the year.

When will I receive my results from the October 2021 sitting?

Results will be issued in December 2021.

Due to COVID-19 I was unable to sit my exam, what happens now?

All candidates who notified BCS that they were unable to sit their exam due to COVID-19 will be transferred to the next available examination session. All fees paid in relation to exams will be automatically transferred to the next examination session.

When will the next exam sitting take place?

The next exam session is in October 2021. The following exam session is currently scheduled for the end of April 2022. A timetable for the April 2022 examination session, stating which modules available and when, will be published on our website later in the year.