COVID-19 coronavirus and HEQ

With the unprecedented global COVID-19 pandemic, the health and well being 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. Find out more about upcoming examinations

How to register

Step 1 - Become a member

You must become a BCS member 

If you’re already a BCS member, skip to Step 2.

Step 2 - Complete your booking

Complete your booking on the online registration portal

If you have any questions, view our FAQs below.


Exam key dates - 2021

Session Registration opens Registration closes Results released Certificates released
November 2020     March 2021 4 June 2021
May 9 March 2021 23 March 2021 August 2021 TBC
October TBC TBC January 2022 TBC

May 2021 timetable (PDF)
October 2021 timetable (PDF)

Exam FAQs

Where do I sit my exam?

All exams are paper based, taking place in regional venues.

You can choose from a list of venues through our online registration portal.

If there is not a venue available in your region, please contact

My membership has lapsed, can I book an HEQ exam?

No, you must first re-join as a member to book an HEQ exam.

Go to MyBCS and login, then select to re-join or apply for membership.

When will I receive my registration confirmation email?

You will receive your admission email prior to your session, no later than a week before your exam date.

Are there any exemptions?

If you already hold a qualification that covers the HEQ syllabus, you may qualify for exemption from a particular module.

Check exemption criteria

I’ve just booked an exam but I cannot find confirmation - when will it appear?

With our new booking service, you will receive your booking confirmation to gain entrance to the exam seven days before your exam date. Please only contact us within seven days of your exam if you have not received your confirmation.

There was an error at the end of my exam booking, what should I do?

If there is a system error when submitting an exam booking, you may receive the following message:

“Your payment has processed successfully. However something may have gone wrong processing your registration(s). Please contact Customer Service using order reference [********-****-****-****-************]"

The error message will contain your order reference. Please contact the Customer Service team and provide this reference. We will then contact you with further information.

If your payment was successful, you will receive a receipt via email.

Can I transfer my exam to a different session?

We can only transfer your examinations to the next available session, all requests MUST be made within 14 days of the date on your exam admission letter.

Please note: If your transfer is due to medical reasons, you are required to send us a medical certificate covering the dates in which you were due to sit your exams. This must be sent to within two weeks of the date of your examinations.

How do I view my exam results and transcript?

Log in to our candidate portal and select ‘My Journey’ to view your available results and download your transcript.

My results are not showing, what do I do?

Your results will usually appear in the candidate portal on the result release date advertised in the table above. If your results are still not showing after this time, please contact

If you have any queries about your exam registration please email us at