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. Here are the answers to some frequently asked questions.

I sat my examinations. What will happen with my results?

Our plan currently for any examinations that have been sat will continue to be processed as usual. Results will be released by the end of August 2020.

My examination was postponed. What happens next?

  • All affected students registered to sit in March 2020 will be transferred to the next available examination session being held in November 2020.
  • Students will automatically receive their exam registration letter once BCS opens the exam registration period for the next session in August 2020. All fees paid in relation to exams will be transferred to the next examination session in November 2020. There is no need to re-register for these examinations.

I was not able to sit all planned examinations. What do I do next?

Our plan currently for any examinations that have been sat will continue to be processed as usual. Results will be released by the end of August 2020.

If your planned examination was postponed, you will be transferred to the next examination sitting in November 2020 for any examinations that were postponed. You will receive your exam registration letter once BCS opens the registration period for the next session in August 2020. All fees paid in relation to exams will be transferred to the next examination session.

What are the plans for future examination sessions in light of the COVID-19 global pandemic?

BCS have been closely monitoring the impact of COVID-19 on the countries in which HEQ is delivered. We have consulted with our venues, accredited providers, and have reviewed approaches by other awarding organisations globally, and examinations taking place in-country.

In light of ongoing restrictions in many of the countries in which HEQ is delivered, for HEQ examinations taking place within the academic year 2020-21, we will be moving the examination sittings as follows:

Current dates New examination sitting dates Registration open
September 2020 (current date) Week commencing 9th - w/c 16th November 2020 August-September 2020
March 2021 (current date) Week commencing 3rd – w/c 10th May 2021 February-March 2021


The above dates are subject to ongoing review of availability of venues.

I have sent my paper application form. What will happen to my application?

If you have already submitted your application, we will process these for the November session.