BCS Essentials Certificate in Artificial Intelligence


Course Overview

Fast-track your way into the world of Artificial Intelligence (AI) by taking our 1 day virtual classroom course. 

On our BCS training course, we teach you the essential terminology and the general principles of AI, which is a methodology for using non-human systems to learn from experience and imitate human intelligent behaviour.

Created to give you basic principles of AI, our virtual classroom course will prepare you with the knowledge for you to use in a business environment. 

Do you already have a fundamental understanding of AI? Why not consider our BCS Artificial Intelligence Foundation training course?

Once you have completed the course and passed your exam, you will be able to demonstrate a basic knowledge and understanding of general concepts in the following areas:

  •    Human and Artificial Intelligence.
  •    The Machine Learning process.
  •    The benefits, challenges, and risks of a Machine Learning project.
  •    The future of humans and machines in work.

This course benefits from 1-year BCS membership worth £88 and our Exam Pass Guarantee*. 

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Is the BCS Essentials Certificate in AI course suitable for me?  

The Artificial Intelligence Essentials certificate has been created for anyone who has an interest in, or need to implement, AI within a company.

Managers who run or organise teams to create AI dependent services and applications would also benefit from the principles taught throughout this training.

This course will benefit individuals who work in the following sectors:

  •    Science
  •    Engineering
  •    Knowledge Engineering
  •    Finance
  •    IT Services


How will the BCS Essentials Certificate in Artificial Intelligence benefit me?

Besides learning the fundamentals of AI, you will also benefit from: 

  •    Enhance your career prospects.
  •    Learn from expert materials. 
  •    We offer interest-free payment options.

BCS Membership Benefits

This course benefits from 1 year BCS membership worth £92, which is eligible from the moment you pass your first exam.

Benefits of this associate’s membership include:

  •  Professional recognition
  •  Career development
  •  Networking 
  •  Knowledge and best practice 
  •  Exclusive discounts and offers

Read the full membership details

*Exam Pass Guarantee to give you peace of mind to succeed

Our virtual classroom training has provided high pass rates, which has made us confident to offer an Exam Pass Guarantee. Have peace of mind, knowing we’ll support you until you are certified.

With our Exam Pass Guarantee, if you do not pass the exam after attending our training course, you can attend the same training again for free.

All we ask is that you:

  •   Attend all class days and complete all assignments
  •   Take the exam within 30 days of your Virtual Classroom training
  •   Request your course re-enrolment within 30 days of the failed exam attempt

Please note:

Students retaking the course must use any materials or books distributed to them in their original course session. Failure to provide these materials will result in the student being charged for replacement(s).

*Exam Pass Guarantee does not include the resit exam; this would be an additional cost.


What jobs can I apply for after my BCS Essentials Certificate in AI training?

When you have completed your AI training you can work towards a career in a wide range of AI related job roles, including:  

  •    Machine Learning Researcher - £35k
  •    Data Mining and Analysis Professional - £47k
  •    Data Scientist - £47k
  •    Business Intelligence (BI) Developer - £47k
  •    Machine Learning Engineer - £52k
  •    Artificial Intelligence specialist - £60k
  •    Artificial Intelligence Developer - £65k
  •    Artificial Intelligence Engineer - £80k
  •    Artificial Intelligence Architect - £85k

(Source: ITJobsWatch)

Artificial Intelligence training would also help enhance other industries, including:   

  •    Science 
  •    Engineering
  •    Web Page Development 
  •    Professional Research
  •    Organisational Change
  •    Process Management 
  •    Business Change Managers 
  •    Program Management

Why Us

Why study the BCS Essentials Certificate in Artificial Intelligence course with e-Careers? 

We have developed an expert team over the last 10 years since our inception. In that time, we have trained over 605,000 delegates globally, which has helped offer the highest quality training, and we have earned a 5-star rating on Trustpilot, from over 10,000 students. 

By refining our processes, partner relationships, and course materials, we can offer high-quality training solutions for our delegates. 

You will also benefit from:

  •  1-year BCS membership incluided (worth £92).
  •  Fast-track your learning.
  •  Enhance your career prospects.
  •  Learn from expert materials.
  •  We offer interest-free payment options


BCS Essentials Certificate in Artificial Intelligence Syllabus

Learning Outcomes

Delegates will be able to demonstrate a basic knowledge and understanding of general concepts in the following areas:

  •  Human and Artificial Intelligence.
  •  The Machine Learning process.
  •  The benefits, challenges, and risks of a Machine Learning project.
  •  The future of humans and machines in Work.

Artificial and Human Intelligence: An Introduction and History (25%)

  •  Recall the general definition of human and Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  •  Describe ‘learning from experience’ and how it relates to Machine Learning (ML) (Tom Mitchell’s explicit definition)
  •  Understand that ML is a significant contribution to the growth of Artificial Intelligence
  •  Describe how AI is part of ‘Universal Design,’ and ‘The Fourth Industrial Revolution’

Examples of AI: Benefits, Challenges and Risks (30%)

  •  Explain the benefits of Artificial Intelligence
  •  List advantages of machine and human and machine systems
  •  Describe the challenges of Artificial Intelligence
  •  Demonstrate understanding of the risks of Artificial Intelligence
  •  Identify a typical funding source for AI projects
  •  List opportunities for AI

An introduction to Machine Learning (35%)

  •  Demonstrate understanding of the AI intelligent agent description
  •  Identify the differences with Machine Learning (ML)
  •  List the four rational agent dependencies
  •  Describe agents in terms of performance measure, environment, actuators, and sensors
  •  Describe four types of agent: reflex, model-based reflex, goal-based and utility based
  •  Give typical examples of Machine Learning
  •  Recall which typical, narrow AI capability is useful in ML and AI agents’ functionality
  •  Describe the basic schematic of a neutral network

The Future of Artificial Intelligence – Human and Machine Together (10%)

  •  Demonstrate an understanding that Artificial Intelligence (in particular, Machine Learning) will drive humans and machines to work together
  •  List future directions of humans and machines working together
BCS Essentials Certificate in Artificial Intelligence Exam Details

Exam format - Multiple-choice.

Number of questions – 20.

Duration - 30-Mins.

Supervised - Yes.

Open book - No.

Pass mark – 13/20 (65%).