Want to take the next step in your career as a solution architect or enterprise architect? Many organisations are missing the architecture skills to deliver their objectives – in fact, 28% of IT leaders say they’ve got a skills shortage in enterprise architecture. So, if you want to succeed, you’ll need to demonstrate that you’ve got the skills to drive your organisation's architecture strategy.

Our Practitioner Certificate was designed with major employers, having identified their real-life skills gaps. In our Enterprise and Solutions Architecture course, you’ll explore how architecture links to an organisation’s strategy, mission, vision and purpose, and how it relates to each area of the business. You’ll learn to tailor solutions to different stakeholder needs, influence senior leaders, and present a strong business case. The course lets you apply your practical knowledge, giving you confidence that you can put your learning into practice straight away. Plus, you’ll build new skills to boost your earning potential and prepare you for your next opportunity.

Who is our Enterprise and Solutions Architecture course for?

  • This certificate is ideal if you have some architecture in IT experience and want to take your abilities to the next level.

Entry requirements

You need one of the following to take this course:

  • BCS Foundation Certificate in Architecture Concepts and Domains
  • A current TOGAF 9 or TOGAF 10 level 2 certificate

You should also have at least three years’ experience in information systems or IT, including some involvement with architecture.

What will I learn?

In this certificate, you’ll learn about:

  • The roles of and relationships between architecture levels and domains
  • The required skills and professional behaviours of an IT architect
  • Tools, frameworks, and artefacts used in architecture
  • How to implement and uphold governance and quality assurance

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

Download our latest syllabus (PDF)

How do I get this certification?

Where can I study?

Study with a BCS accredited training provider near you.

How long will it take?

Classroom courses normally last four days.

How much does it cost?

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

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What format is the exam?

  • A 50 minute online interview with scenario based questions. You’ll need to get at least 65% to pass.

What's next?

IT business partner qualifications

After completing this certificate, you can continue on to complete an IT business partner qualification. Our IT business partner practitioner awards and certifications develop the professional skills you need to excel in a senior IT role.

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