FAQs

  • What is AI?

    Artificial intelligence describes a piece of technology that can imitate and perform intelligent human behaviour, like problem-solving or recognition. In financial services, for example, we can use AI to organise operations, invest in stocks, monitor behavioural patterns to reduce fraud and crime, and increase overall efficiency. There are currently around 300,000 AI professionals worldwide but millions of roles available requiring AI skills which are only set to increase year on year (Forbes. 2018). Stay ahead of the curve and learn about how AI can impact the business world whilst developing your career in this expanding field.

  • Who is AI For?

    It’s specifically designed for people who want to understand the context of AI and who may need to implement AI in their organisation. It also provides essential learning if you’re a middle or senior manager running or assembling teams to create AI dependent applications and services. Of course, you may simply have an interest in AI, and this certificate will particularly appeal if you work in the fields of science and engineering, knowledge engineering, finance or IT services. The syllabus also takes a look at the future of AI and how it's becoming integral to organisations as Gartner reports artificial intelligence has created 2.3 million jobs.

  • What Will I Learn?

    The course involves developing knowledge and understanding of: the terminology and general principles, including benefits and types of AI the basic process of machine learning (ML) the challenges and risks associated with an AI project the future of AI and humans in work.

  • How Will This Course Benefit Me?

    Your AI skills will make you a valuable asset to your organisation enabling you to share your thinking with your team and become the ‘go-to’ person for AI. As well as strengthening your current position, it could open up a range of exciting new career opportunities, higher education and progression to the AI Foundations certification. Upon achieving certification, complementary BCS Associate annual membership for one year is included (worth £90) which offers networking and opportunities to develop your career.

  • How Will I Study & Achieve the Certification?

    You will study the course through our online portal with your own login so you can measure your progression throughout the course. Once you have thoroughly studied the content, you book an online exam (which can be taken at home), through the BCS who is the awarding body. The exam is proctored by Questionmark and you will require a laptop with a webcam. Upon successful completion, you will be awarded your industry recognised certificate and 1 year BCS Associate membership.

  • Can I Study Abroad?

    Yes, we can support your learning if you live outside the UK. Please bear in mind that email support is open between 9 am and 5 pm GMT, Monday to Friday and the course content and exam is currently available in the English language only. Additional time may be offered in the exam to assist if English is your second or third language. Please contact us before purchasing.

  • What Equipment do I Need?

    To learn all you need is a mobile, tablet or laptop with a steady internet connection. For the exam, you will need access to a laptop or computer using the Chrome browser with a webcam and a quiet room without anyone else, mobile phone or notes. The course and exam must be completed within 12 months of your enrolment date.

  • Is There Additional Support for Those With Additional Learning Needs?

    Yes. Please contact us before purchasing to discuss your individual learning requirements.

  • Refund Policy & Any Questions?

    If you have any questions not answered here please call +44 1642 777996 Monday to Friday 9 am - 5 pm GMT. If you change your mind about your course purchase, you can apply for a refund within 14 days of purchase, provided that you haven't accessed your course material. Please note that you are no longer eligible if you have accessed your course material or communicated with any course tutor.


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