Business Skills for the IT Professional - BCS Practitioner Award

Award Winning, Online, Self-Study

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Course overview

Interested in getting a job promotion or a senior role with increased reward and opportunities?

Discover how understanding organisational functions such as structure, finance and customer service will help you develop commercial awareness in making business cases or in business discussions.

This practitioner-level 4 award encourages individuals in IT and technical roles to explore the many teams, ideas, and functions within an organisation and maximise their contribution.

Learners will discover the importance of understanding the “bigger picture” to succeed within their organisation. By completing this award/certificate you will be able to demonstrate a practical understanding of: 

  • Organisational structures and propositions. 
  • The financial principles of projects and organisations.
  • The customer experience of an organisation. 

IT Business Partner Practitioner Pathway

You can study this course as it is or study for the BCS Practitioner Certificate in Being an IT Business Partner when you study and pass the 4 BCS courses and exams including:

• This course - 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
• BCS Practitioner Certificate in Being an IT Business Partner.

We offer a discount when you enrol in the IT Business Partner Practitioner Pathway via this link.

Online, self-study, global access to study in any country

Course features
  • Study time: 31 hours
  • Gain Industry Skills
  • 12 months course access
  • Includes exam
  • Job and Career Support
  • Tutor support
  • Learn Online - Study at home or work
  • Aligned to SFIAPlus
    IT Industry Framework
  • Globally Recognised BCS Certificate
  • Free 1 year BCS Membership
  • 0% Interest Free Payments
  • Access to BCS' Entire Digital Library of Books

Exam & Certification Included

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Gain the skills you need to become a real professional, boost your confidence, and master the field.

This course includes 'Pass Assist', a unique package of support to equip learners with knowledge and confidence to pass your BCS exam, including:

  • Digital access to BCS' entire library of digital business and technology subject books
  • Practice exam papers
  • A series of exam preparation videos (coming soon)
  • Tutor support - discussion forum, email and What’sApp.
  • Business Skills for the IT Professional - Level 4 BCS Practitioner Award

    The BCS Practitioner Award in Business Skills for the IT Professional is a Level 4 globally recognised professional qualification which will help develop your knowledge and understanding in these specific subjects:

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    We're here to help you pass your course and grow your career; study with Duco Digital Training, the UK's leading online BCS accredited training provider.
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    A study by the World Economic Forum says 40% of workers will need to upskill or reskill by 2025 to keep up with the demands of the workplace.


    Employers struggle to find qualified workers.

    Workers will need to upskill or reskill by 2025 to keep up.

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    Why should I take this course?

    This level 4 professional certification in Business Skills for the IT Professional will help develop your career if you want to progress within your organisation.

    You will achieve this by learning the key concepts and considering behaviour and response in different scenarios.

    According to a study by the World Economic Forum, 40% of workers will need to upskill or reskill by 2025 to keep up with the workplace demands.

    This means many people are not currently qualified for the jobs they want or need.

    With digital transformation at the forefront of many organisational strategies, there is an ever-growing need for IT professionals to be equipped with rounded business knowledge and strong interpersonal and leadership skills.

    Training in Business Skills for the IT Professional will encourage individuals in digital and technical roles to enhance their skills by understanding the “bigger picture” to succeed within their organisation.

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    Out team

    Meet our instructor

    Darren Winter

    CEO & Founder
    I’m Darren BCS Accredited Trainer and Company Director of Duco Digital Training. My objective is to help you attain the relevant skills in technology and business that you can use to move forward in your career, which is accessible and affordable.
    If you have any questions about choosing the right course for your career, please contact me.
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