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3 days midweek
 £1595 plus VAT
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Remote attendance
Class size: maximum 12
Exam included in price

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About the course


This BCS Certificate in Being an IT Business Partner course will teach delegates how to explore collaboration with different business areas in the digital workplace as well as demonstrating diversity and cultural awareness.

What will you learn?

  • Identify and assess collaboration skills in themselves and others
  • Ability to coach and lead teams through digital landscape
  • Cultivate holistic business skills and behaviours required to drive
  • Skills to effectively lead, manage and drive digital teams in finding
  • Develop digital productivity skill across organisation
  • How to gather and use feedbacks
  • Ability to organise structures and propositions on business change

Applying the knowledge learned throughout the preceding Practitioner awards, you’ll learn about influencing decision-making, taking responsibility and accountability in implementing solutions, how to collaborate with different business areas in the digital workplace, as well as demonstrating diversity and cultural awareness, with topics including:

  • Understanding the concepts of responsibility and accountability in the context of solution implementation
  • Why, when, and how to influence decision-making when choosing a solution
  • Promoting diversity and inclusion in business relationships
  • Effectively assessing strengths and weaknesses of proposed solutions
  • Conceptualising and understanding workplace culture and its effects on solution implementation.

Who is this course for?

Digital or IT Professionals seeking to improve their leadership skills and knowledge or who’s looking to attain a leadership role:

  • Project managers
  • IT Consultants
  • Senior BAs
  • Senior developers
  • Test lead
  • Support lead
  • Business change managers
  • IT Business partners


Prior to taking this exam you need to have passed the following exams:

  • BCS Practitioner Award in Business Skills for the IT Professional
  • BCS Practitioner Award in Collaborating with Business Teams
  • BCS Practitioner Award in Leading with an IT Mindset

What is included in the course price?

  • Teaching by a real expert
  • Exam and certification fee
  • BCS “Leadership in IT” bundle of books with your first Metadata course
  • 1 year BCS Associate Membership from the Chartered Institute for IT – terms and conditions apply

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Enrol and study in two or three days virtually

Take your exam as soon as the week after you study, and receive your certification in two weeks


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Align your team members with a common process and upskill your staff with in house training.

Change the way that your staff work, not only increasing their theoretical knowledge but their practical skill set too.

Using examples from your recent projects, your team members can find out how to make potential improvements in their leadership styles with our blend of training and consultancy from industry experts.

When you nurture your internal talent, you foster an environment of trust and a belief in your team’s abilities.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The exams are taken online, a member of the Metadata team will invigilate, and we will provide the exam slots (weekdays, during office hours) to choose from on the last day of the course. Candidates have up to 6-months to take their exam after attending the training, and after this period, the exam fee will apply. 

An extra time of 15mins is given if English is not your first language or with reasonable adjustments. Please inform us upon making a booking.

The exam is 'closed-book' and comprises of 20 questions with a duration of 60-mins. There is a mixture of multi choice, multi response, ranking and fill in the blanks.

We recommend you do some pre-reading as this will help you to get the most out of the course. As soon as you book you will get access to our online learning so you can start preparing for the course. You will also receive the BCS book for free when you book your first BCS course with us.  

The course is taught remotely via Zoom. For in-house or bespoke courses, we can also run the courses remotely using Microsoft Teams. Our virtual courses are highly interactive and are run by a highly skilled trainer with real-world business analyst experience using Zoom and Miro virtual boards. 

As soon as you book and pay for the course we will give you access to our online portal where you can access the pre-reading and training material. If you attend a virtual course we will also provide recordings of the virtual course you attended. 

Many delegates report increased confidence in their skills after the training. We believe the importance of confidence is often underrated in organisations. The truth is to progress your career in the right direction you need confidence. It is no surprise many of our learners report an increase in confidence and job satisfaction.  Moreover, the certification gives you recognition and if you are already working as an IT professional it will formalise your knowledge. As a result your employers, stakeholders or clients will trust you that you can deliver quality work in an efficient way. 

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