BCS Certificate in IT

BCS Certificate in IT

BCS Certificate in IT

This certificate will allow you to study in the higher educational qualifications journey of internationally studying. Moreover, this course is designed on three modules, equivalent to one year of a university degree.

The three modules of this course

  • Information systems
  • Software development
  • Computer and network technology

Information Systems Syllabus

The information system syllabus is one of the three modules, and the following topics will be covered:

  • Analysis and design of systems
  • Database management systems
  • Data analysis and administration
  • Organizations and systems
  • To gain an understanding of the nature and application of information and information systems in an organisational context.

What are the aims of the information systems syllabus?

  • To provide an understanding of the major techniques used in system analysis and design.
  • To foster an understanding of the various types of methodologies used in the system development process.
  • to provide an overview of database management systems

Objectives of this module

  • Understand how to manage and support computer systems in a business.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of information flow within organisations.
  • Recognize the various types of information and how they are processed • Propose practical solutions to given analytical problems
  • Through requirements analysis and fact-finding techniques, illustrate the efficient use of a methodological approach.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of system development tools and techniques.
  • Acquaint yourself with system design issues.
  • Acquire an understanding of the fundamental concepts underlying the use of a computer to store and manipulate data. Demonstrate knowledge of data analysis and modelling techniques.
  • Compare and contrast various database management architectures.
  • Show your work
  • Show an understanding of Human-Computer Interaction and the use of multimedia and hypermedia.
  • Provide appropriate testing strategies and implementation techniques.
  • Recognize the importance of quality assurance/security in the development and operation of computer systems.

Software Development Syllabus

Using many styles and languages, programming provides solutions to a wide range of scientific, engineering, and business challenges. Programming is a core skill that you can use throughout the career of a computer practitioner. It is a skill largely acquired through practice and experience. Learning how to program requires a disciplined and structured approach to fostering good practice and helping to develop systems that are easily maintained. This module introduces candidates to the basic concepts of programming, emphasizing the whole process of software development.

Aims of this module

  • To stress the importance of good design, documentation, and usability
  • Instead of just composing syntactically correct code, emphasise problem-solving and algorithm specification skills.
  • To initiate a methodical approach to algorithm development that will aid in subsequent programming and system design modules.
  • To familiarise candidates with the environment in which software is developed as well as the tools that aid in this process.

Objectives of this course

  • Distinguish between systems software and application software • Understand the phases of software development
  • Be able to develop and understand algorithms  
  • Be able to develop code from algorithms in a high-level programming language
  • to make you able to follow high-level code and make changes to it.
  • Acquire proficiency in the techniques of systematic problem analysis, programme development, and documentation.
  • Learn the fundamental concepts of good user interface design.
  • Recognize and create test strategies
  • Recognize the importance of quality assurance/security in software planning and application.
  • Learn about the principles of multiple module programme construction.
  • Understand the need for compilers, interpreters, code generators
  • Develop a knowledge and understanding of a variety of basic algorithms.

Computer and Network Technology Syllabus

This module provides the foundation for all professional computer personnel in the field of computer technology. Related topics, in particular the areas of number systems, hardware, operating systems, and systems, measurement of software, networks, and system performance.

Aims of this module

  • To gain an understanding of the concept underlying computer system architecture and organisation.
  • The basic building blocks of all digital computers, as well as the operating principles of computer peripherals, will be introduced.
  • To critically assess the performance data quoted for computer systems.
  • to understand how computer systems share information with one another across networks

Objectives of this module

  • Employ Boolean algebra as well as other digital design methodologies to build simple digital circuits such as adders, which are used in the construction of computers.
  • Recognize various computer architectures
  • To build a simple programme, use low-level instructions and addressing modes.
  • Read a PC’s and network system’s technical specifications, interpret performance indicators, and explain their significance to non-computer personnel.
  • Recognize the significance of a computer system’s memory hierarchy and its peripherals.
  • Describe the operating principles, characteristics, and performance of commonly used peripheral devices
  • Recognize the importance of system software.
  • To find information, use the Internet.
  • Use the Internet to gather information about computer application performance and computer system trends.
  • Know how digital data is transmitted across networks, data path characteristics, and need for modulation.

Who is this course for?

  • The Certificate in IT is aimed at students who want to lay the groundwork for a career in IT and computing.


The candidate must be a student of BCS.