BCS Foundation Certificate in IS Project Management

This 3-day course covers the syllabus and exam for the BCS Foundation Certificate in IS Project Management.

Course summary

The IS Project Management Foundation Certificate provides an understanding of the principles of project management, including those that relate to project planning, monitoring and control, change control and configuration management, effort estimation, quality and risk management and communication between project stakeholders.

Delivery Method 

Classroom and virtual. This course is not available in our public schedule but is available for on-site delivery.

Our virtual classroom training courses are delivered via Zoom. Online BCS exams will also require use of Zoom and installation of exam software on the delegate’s laptop or desktop PC.

Course Tutors

Our course tutors for both classroom and virtual courses are practising business change professionals with at least 5 years training delivery experience.

Suitable for

This certificate is appropriate for anyone involved in or affected by IT projects. This course is a suitable addition for individuals who already hold the Prince qualification.

At a high level, PRINCE2 provides a framework for projects in terms of what needs to be done, by whom and by when. The Foundation Certificate in IS Project Management provides a range of techniques of how those things can be done. An example would be that in PRINCE2, a critical step of creating a plan is estimating, but it does not say how estimating should be done as this would depend on the project type and context. The Foundation Certificate in IS Project Management provides an explanation and analysis of various estimating techniques that are available so that a Project Manager or Business Analyst can decide which would be most suitable to use.

What is included?

  • 3-day tutor led training course
  • BCS Foundation Certificate in IS Project Management examination, taken at the end of the course
  • 2 sample exam papers taken and assessed with support and guidance from the course tutor
  • Experienced tutors who have also worked on business change projects for at least 10 years
  • Case studies and exercises to apply techniques learnt
  • Post-course access to careers advice from practising business analysts

Learning outcomes

Delegates will acquire knowledge of:

  • Projects and Project Work
  • Project Planning
  • Monitoring and Control
  • Change Control and Configuration Management
  • Quality (including procedures and processes)
  • Estimating
  • Risk
  • Project Communications and Project Organisation

To download the full BCS syllabus for the Foundation Certificate in IS Project Management please click here

Course preparation

The syllabus for this course and exam is based on the BCS publication below. We strongly recommend that delegates purchase and familiarise with this book before attending the course.

Project Management for IT-Related Projects (Third Edition) Bob Hughes (Editor), Roger Ireland, Brian West, Norman Smith and David I. Shepherd, Publisher: The British Computer Society

Additional course information

Courses take place 09:00 – 17:00 each day with the exam taken at the end of the third day.

BCS Examination and Accreditation Details

To support preparation for taking the exam we provide delegates with two sample exam papers during the course.

The Foundation Certificate in IS Project Management exam is taken on the final afternoon of the course.

The format of the examination is a one-hour closed-book multiple-choice examination consisting of 40 questions. Candidates need to achieve a minimum of 26 marks out of 40 to pass the examination. Candidates who are awarded a pass for the examination are awarded the BCS Foundation Certificate in IS Project Management.

Part of the BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis

The Foundation Certificate in IS Project Management can be used as the knowledge-based specialism towards the BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis. To obtain the full Diploma, candidates must also obtain the two core modules and a Practitioner specialism module. Candidates must also take a one-hour oral exam directly with the BCS – The Chartered Institute for IT, following successful completion of the four modules.

To organise delivery of this course

For more information, or to arrange this training course for your organisation please contact Peter Kovacs on 0207 112 8982 or e-mail Quotes@BA-Solutions.co.uk