Who is it for?

Practising solution developers and professionals from related disciplines who want a detailed understanding of solution development best practice.

Entry requirements

To be eligible for the oral examination, four modules are required to be passed:

  • two core modules
  • one knowledge-based specialist module
  • one practitioner specialist module

What modules do I need?

Core modules - you must pass both modules:

  • Systems Development Essentials
  • Systems Modelling Techniques 

Knowledge based specialisms - you must pass one of these modules:

Practitioner specialisms - you must pass one of these modules:

  • Business Analysis Practice
  • Systems Design Techniques
  • Practitioner Certificate in Enterprise and Solution Architecture 
  • Integrating Off-the-shelf Software Solutions

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

Download our current syllabus (PDF)
Download our candidate guidelines (PDF)
Download our candidate registration form (DOCX)

What format is the exam?

  • Up to 50 minutes oral examination
  • Conducted by one or two examiners. From July 2024 the exam will be recorded
  • Questions on topics from the syllabus, including the selected specialist modules

How do I get this certification?

Book your oral exam

Once you have completed your four chosen modules you can book the exam with us.

Where can I take the exam?

If you would like to book an exam date please contact eprofessional@bcs.uk.

How much does it cost?

Exam price:£390 (£325 + VAT)

Book exam

Take the complete training programme

You can take a bundled programme of courses with one of our approved training providers. You’ll find them across the UK and around the world.

  • Each module typically takes three days of classroom study followed by an exam
  • You can choose when you take each of the four modules

How much does it cost?

Prices for courses vary depending on your chosen training provider and course format.

Find a provider

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