Who is this for?

  • Business and digital professionals who want a clearer understanding of the relationship between data and decision-making within an organisation
  • Candidates looking to move into analytical or research roles
  • People who want to manage data more effectively in their role

Entry requirements

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

What will I learn?

This award sits within the Data area of the AI Foundation Pathway and can support smarter decision-making at every level across your organisation.

You’ll learn about:

  • data driven decision-making
  • data storing and analysis tools
  • data presentation tools and techniques
  • human and machine learning together

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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 Data awards in the IA Foundation Pathway include:

How can I prepare for 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 £90 + VAT per award - though prices may vary depending on training provider.

How do I take the exam?

Find a provider

Get in touch with your nearest BCS-accredited training provider to ask about their bitesize training course.

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Book your exam

If you're studying for this qualification without a training provider you can sit this exam directly with BCS.

How do I book an exam?

Call +44 (0)1793 417417 to book your exam

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