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
If you’re already a BCS member, skip to Step 2.
Step 2 - Complete your booking
BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT aims to support all of our learners across all geographical regions. Given the economical difficulties including the government restrictions on currency being put in place in Sri Lanka we are pleased to be able to support our colleagues, learners and partners in this region through opening up the HEQ registration from Monday the 13th of June for the exam session in October 2022 for Sri Lanka only. Registration closing dates remains the same of the 15th of August.
If you have any questions, view our FAQs below.
Exam key dates - 2022/2023
|Session||Registration opens||Registration closes||Results released||Certificates released|
|April 2022||Closed||July 2022||August 2022|
|October 2022||4 July 2022 Non-standard venues||1 August 2022||December 2022||January 2023|
|October 2022||4 July 2022 Standard venues||15 August 2022||December 2022||January 2023|
Aged 16 or over.
All exams are paper based, taking place in regional venues.
You can choose from this list of standard venues through our online registration portal:
- Nigeria: Lagos, Abuja, Kano, Ibadan and Port Harcourt
- Sri Lanka: Jaffna, Colombo and Kandy
- BCS Swindon
- Ghana, Accra
- Zimbabwe, Mutare and Harare
If a standard venue is not available in your region, you may still be able to apply to sit in a non-standard venue. Please see our non-standard venues policy for further instructions.
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.
You will receive your admission email/letter automatically once you have completed your registration.
If you already hold a qualification that covers the HEQ syllabus, you may qualify for exemption from a particular module.
With our new online booking service, you will receive your exam admission letter when you register for the exam. This letter is required to gain access to the exam hall. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you do not receive your letter.
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.
We can only transfer your examinations to the next available session, all requests MUST be made within 14 days from the date you registered for your exams.
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 email@example.com within two weeks of the date of your examinations. 50% of your exam fee will be transferred, and candidates are required to pay the remaining 50% of their exam fee to enable the transfer to be completed.
Log in to our candidate portal and select ‘My Journey’ to view your available results and download your transcript.