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BCS Foundation Award - How AI Can Support Your Organisation Training Course

Examine The Evolution Of AI And How It Can Shape Your Organisation's Future


BCS Membership Offer: If you do not hold a BCS certification and successfully pass the examination for this training course - you will be given one year's complementary BCS Membership. This offer is only valid for your first BCS qualification.

The BCS Foundation Award - How AI Can Support Your Organisation is designed for those wishing to gain an understanding of how artificial intelligence (AI) can play a role shaping the future of their organisation.

You will explore the evolution of AI from its inception to present day, and identify potential future AI opportunities which exist to drive organisational strategy at all levels. It will consider how AI can make improvements to processes, products and services, enabling an organisation to gain a competitive edge within the market, and the benefits and potential implications it has for the human workforce.

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Exam Included
3 Days
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Course Outline

1. The Evolution Of AI

You will be able to:

1.1 Outline a brief history of AI and how it has evolved over time.

1.2 Describe the key features of the 3rd and 4th Industrial Revolution

2. Shape And Structure Of Organisations

You will be able to:

2.1 Describe the different features of various organisational structures

2.2 Explain the purpose of the mission, vision, values and organisational strategies

2.3 Describe the factors that influence organisational culture

3. The Role Of AI In An Organisation

You will be able to:

3.1 Identify ways AI and learning from experience can improve the process of an organisation

3.2 Identify the use of AI to improve product

3.3 Explain the need for humans and Artificial Intelligence to work together to deliver optimal results

4. Assessing The Business Environment

You will be able to:

4.1 Apply external analysis tools for analysis position

4.2 Identify enabling factors for AI

4.3 Apply internal analysis tools for analysing current position

5. The Art Of The Possible

You will be able to:

5.1 Explain methods to propose new ideas and concepts to the decision makers in an organisation

5.2 Identify components of a creative thinking environment

5.3 Describe what is meant by user centred design

5.4 Explain the value of iterative and incremental design


This award sits within the Business Innovation area of the AI Foundation Pathway and looks at the impact AI is having in today’s businesses before exploring its potential for the future.

You'll learn about:

  • The evolution of AI
  • Shape and structure of organisations
  • The role of AI in an organisation
  • Assessing the business environment
  • The art of the possible

About the Course

This award contributes 5 credits towards the:

  • Foundation Certificate In AI (total credits required: 20)
  • Foundation Diploma In AI (total credits required: 36)

Who Should Attend

  • Individuals involved in implementing artificial intelligence within their organisation.
  • Those who are transitioning to a role in AI
  • Digital leaders and professionals who need to understand how AI will impact their role and their organisation
  • Business leaders and professionals responsible for setting organisational strategy
  • Technology professionals looking to future-proof their business and their career

Materials Provided

  • BCS Foundation Award - How AI Can Support Your Organisation Materials
  • BCS Foundation Award - How AI Can Support Your Organisation Examination

Organisational Benefits

Organisations will benefit by:

  • Having staff that are aware of the capabilities of AI and how it can contribute to organisational success
  • Compete in an advanced technological future
  • Use AI to increase efficiency and reduce costs

Individual Benefits

Individuals will benefit by:

  • Having an up to date understanding of AI
  • Being able to identify opportunities to apply AI solutions
  • Being able to position themselves to take advantage of increased technology


There are no specific entry requirements for this award. However, some professional experience in a business or IT environment may be advantageous.


The following titles are suggested reading for anyone undertaking this award. You should be encouraged to explore other available sources.

Title: Cognitive Edge: Making Sense of Complexity

Author: David Snowden

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann Ltd

Publication Date: November 2005

ISBN: 978-0750666428

Exam Overview

Type: 18 Multiple Choice questions, 1 Scenario Based Question

Duration: 30 Minutes

Supervised: Yes

Open Book: No (no materials can be taken into the examination room)

Passmark: 13/20 (65%)

Delivery: Digital Format Only.

Exam Type

Proctored Exam

Professional Development Units - PDUs

This award contributes 5 credits towards the:

  • Foundation Certificate In AI (total credits required: 20)
  • Foundation Diploma In AI (total credits required: 36)


BCS Foundation Award - How AI Can Support Your Organisation

Next Steps

Other Business Innovation awards in the AI Foundation Pathway include:

BCS Foundation Award - How To Manage Risk

BCS Foundation Award - Understanding The Problem And Implementing The Solution


You will have learned how to examine the evolution of AI and understand how it can shape an organisation’s future, from both a product and operational efficiency perspective, then apply your learning to your own business.

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