BCS

BCS

The British Computer Society

About BCS

BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, promotes wider social and economic progress through the advancement of information technology science and practice. BCS has been committed to this mission since the organisation was established in 1957.

BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, promotes wider social and economic progress through the advancement of information technology science and practice. BCS has been committed to this mission since the organisation was established in 1957.

BCS is committed to ensuring that the digital journey is safe and positive for everyone, by raising standards of competence and conduct across the IT industry and tackling the ethical challenges faced along the way.

BCS is built on our five strategic pillars, which make it possible for the organisation to raise standards and realise greater potential in the technology industry:

  1. Supporting Careers – BCS is dedicated to creating a diverse and sustainable IT profession with opportunities for development and progression at every step.
  2. Sharing Expertise – BCS offers an inclusive environment; a space where you can communicate and collaborate, with like and unlike-minds, to kickstart innovation.
  3. Improving Education – BCS aims to equip society with the knowledge, skills, and understanding to remain resilient and thrive in the digital world
  4. Influencing Practise – BCS tackles the big issues in IT, connecting industry, education, and government to shape policy and bring about ethical change.
  5. Driving Standards – BCS brings out the best in people, recognising talent at every level through their professional registration, qualifications, and frameworks.

Benefits

Gain a globally recognised qualification - BCS offers globally recognised IT qualifications. You can rest assured you will have attained a highly regarded and reputable certification upon completion of your BCS accredited course as BCS currently delivers certification in more than 200 countries worldwide!

Benefit from clear career pathways – Access more options for progression and inspire and be inspired through the BCS career mentoring programme.

Excellent course flexibility to manage other commitments – We are committed to offering course flexibility as part of all BCS accredited courses to ensure you are able to manage work, family commitments, leisure time and social activities alongside your studies.

Courses designed by industry experts – BCS courses are developed in collaboration with leading employers. The training programmes will help you to sharpen your business focus and understand how you can use technology to make a real difference.

Courses suitable for all levels of experience – BCS certifies practical, relevant IT skills from foundation to expert level, meaning that wherever you are in your career, whatever your field of IT, you can learn something new and plot your development on the industry framework.

Career opportunities

BCS certifications are recognised around the world and will equip you with skills and knowledge that are sought after in a wide range of careers.

Enjoy diverse career prospects thanks to BCS qualifications. After successfully completing a BCS course you can expect to be equipped with the skills and knowledge you need to forge a successful career in IT and beyond.

Arguably, there is no better time to train or retrain in IT. There are a lot of opportunities within a variety of sectors and a BCS course will definitely give you the edge on other applicants. With advances in technology driving the demand for experienced and competent IT professionals, there has never been a better time to make the leap.

Whether you’re just starting out or are looking to advance your knowledge of IT concepts, a BCS certification on your CV will allow you access to opportunities. There is a wide array of opportunities available in the technical world across every industry meaning that demand for BCS-qualified IT professionals is typically very high.

Applying yourself to learning new skills or building on your existing skillset can have a huge impact on your career. With a BCS qualification, you'll be able to develop your knowledge of different IT areas which will undoubtedly serve you well in your career. Whether you want to specialise in a skill like UX (user experience) or gain a knowledge of fields like machine learning or software development, BCS will get you where you want to be.

If you are already employed within an IT role, there are a wide variety of courses that will help you to upskill, diversify or enter new fields by gaining even more specialist knowledge. If you are just starting out in your career but want to gain a solid foundation to prove your grounding in a particular area, BCS has a wide range of excellent courses that will surely be of benefit.

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Which certification?

As a BCS qualification holder, you can expect to be taught skills that are high in demand so you can expect to be ready to push on with your career the moment you finish your studies.

The BCS catalogue of certification programmes is somewhat diverse. Areas covered by BCS include:

  • Agile
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  • Business Analysis
  • DevOps
  • GDPR and Data Protection
  • Information Security and CCP scheme
  • IT asset management
  • IT service management
  • Project and programme management & consultancy
  • Software testing
  • Software development and architecture
  • User experience (UX)

e-Careers offers a number of BCS qualifications including:

How to get certified

Speak to one of our Course Consultants on +44(0) 20 3198 7700 who will be happy to talk you through the range of BCS certifications.

We look forward to welcoming you as you start your exciting career journey with a BCS certification!