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Being an IT Business Partner - BCS Practitioner Certificate

Level 4 Practitioner | Includes Exam | Free 1 year BCS Associate membership

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7 days · Self-paced
BCS Practitioner Certificate in Being An IT Business Partner
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  • BCS Certification - Level 4 Practitioner in Being an IT Business Partner - Free
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Thinking about applying for a leadership, management or consultant role?

Learn how to plan and implement changes in an organisation and lead teams and projects effectively with The BCS Practitioner Certificate in Being an IT Business Partner.

This Level 4 course aims to equip professionals with the knowledge about the skills and practical behaviours which are required for them to step into a leadership/management role.

The demand for management roles is expected to grow in the coming years. This is due to a number of factors, including:

  • The ageing population, which is leading to a shortage of skilled workers.
  • The increasing complexity of businesses requires more managers to oversee operations.
  • The growing importance of technology is creating new opportunities for managers to lead and innovate.

Why Choose Duco Digital Training?

  • With self-study, you get a whole package of support we call PASS ASSIST, including:
  • Free one year BCS Associate membership (normally costing £90)
  • Free BCS Data Analyst eBook
  • Practice exam papers
  • Series of support videos to get the most out of your course, making a learning plan and how to prepare for the exam
  • 5-star rating
  • 95% pass rate.

A live training option is available, please contact us.


BCS Practitioner Certificate in Being An IT Business Partner


BCS Certification - Level 4 Practitioner in Being an IT Business Partner

Digital certificate - Included

The certificate is usually available to download from the BCS portal within 48 hours of passing the exam along with a link to claim your free one-year BCS Associate membership* (*new BCS members only).

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The “Being an IT Business Partner - BCS Practitioner Certificate” is a professional certification that is a globally recognized professional qualification that will help develop your knowledge and understanding of:


  • Describe the role of an IT business partner.
  • Analyse the impact of having an IT business partner on an organisation.


  • Interpret a scenario to identify a need for change.
  • Analyse the type of change required.
  • Analyse the suitability of colleagues to support the change.
  • Interpret the term “deliverables” in a project context.


  • Analyse the purpose and need for a business case.
  • Describe the contents of a business case.
  • Analyse the risks, costs and benefits associated with your proposed solution.
  • Describe the metrics which could be used to assess the success of your solution.


  • Analyse the similarities and differences between a ‘leader’ and a ‘manager’.
  • Interpret relevant professional standards or legal requirements.
  • Analyse the suitability of performance management tools and techniques.
  • Analyse the need to escalate a decision or task.
  • Analyse the presence of equality, diversity and inclusion in a team.


  • Analyse how change can impact the culture in a workplace.
  • Analyse the suitability of implementation styles.
  • Explain the importance of ownership and accountability when implementing change.

Exam Information of “Being an IT Business Partner - BCS Practitioner Certificate” Course:

  • It is a 20 scenario-based question, 2-mark questions
  • Pass mark is 26/40 points or 65%
  • Duration of the exam is 60 minutes
  • The exam will be supervised virtually

Who is BCS?

Recognised globally by corporations, academics and IT professionals, BCS is the British Computer Society, more commonly known as the Chartered Institute for IT.

They have over 60,000 members in 150 countries, and a wider community of business leaders, educators, practitioners and policy-makers all committed to their mission of leading the IT industry through its ethical challenges, to support the people who work in the industry, and to make IT good for society.

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Meet Our Instructor

Darren Winter is Director at Duco Digital and supports organisations with cutting-edge business intelligence, sales, and marketing automation solutions alongside courses and training in artificial intelligence, business analysis, and data protection across diverse sectors spanning the UK, Europe, the Middle East, and SE Asia.

Noteworthy achievements include training academics in AI for the Indonesian government and teaching students in Technology Sales for the Saudi Arabian government. In 2023, the UK Department of Business and Trade invited him as a leaders of AI for a trade mission to Indonesia where he discussed Indonesian AI and ethical policy with key stakeholders.

He is also studying for his PhD in AI Ethics at Cordoba University, Spain, where he is exploring the impacts of the EU AI Act upon organisations.

Who is this course for?

For whom is the “Being an IT Business Partner - BCS Practitioner Certificate” course designed?

Whether you're an established professional aiming to deepen your partnership skills or an individual transitioning into a collaborative role, the “Being an IT Business Partner” course is crafted to meet your needs. It's designed for:

  • Aspiring IT Business Partners: Individuals driven to excel at the intersection of IT and business, prepared to build a fulfilling career by fostering strong partnerships and delivering strategic value.
  • IT-Centric Students: University scholars looking to enhance their academic knowledge with practical skills in IT-business collaboration, preparing for seamless integration into professional roles.
  • Career Shifters: Professionals contemplating a move into roles that emphasize IT-business partnership, eager to leverage their varied experiences to bridge the gap between technology and business needs.
  • Process and Innovation Enthusiasts: Practitioners dedicated to enhancing organizational efficiency and innovation through effective IT-business collaboration and partnership.
  • Strategic Executives and Managers: Mid-level managers, senior executives, and directors seeking to strengthen their ability to partner with business units, driving strategic initiatives and achieving organizational goals.

IT Business Partner Practitioner Pathway
To undertake this certification, candidates must have passed these three awards:

  • 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.

Contact us directly if you would like a discount to buy all 4 courses together in one bundle.


  • To undertake this certification, candidates must have passed these three awards: BCS Practitioner Award in Business Skills for the IT Professional, BCS Practitioner Award in Collaborating with Business Teams and BCS Practitioner Award in Leading with an IT Mindset
  • No management experience or qualifications are needed (but experience can help)
  • An internet connection with a mobile/tablet or laptop is required to access the course
  • Access to laptop with camera is required for the exam and a pair of headphones is recommended for the exam.

Career path

Globally, there are over 1.4 billion management roles and demand is forecasted to increase 7% by 2030. Investing time to enhance your management skills and knowledge can help you secure a new role with increased salary in sectors such as:

• Health

• Robotics

• Engineering & Manufacturing

• Finance

• Marketing

• Transport

• Automotive

• Advertising

• Researchers

• Cyber Security

• IT

• Education...

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