What are BCS qualifications?
The British Computer Society (BCS) is also known as The Chartered Institute for IT. It’s a professional membership body that was formed in 1957 in the UK to uphold professional standards in the computer science and information technology sectors wih an aim to train the next generation of IT specialists.
Since then, it’s grown into a global accreditation body that offers qualifications designed to ensure IT and digital professionals around the world can maintain consistently high-quality skills, knowledge and professional expertise.
Thanks to our new partnership with BCS, we can now offer four of their internationally recognised and respected qualifications.
Why take a BCS qualification?
The IT sector is one of the fastest growing in the UK. Offering multiple career progression paths, high salaries and a range of opportunities to choose from, IT and digital are increasingly popular fields.
A study by techUK found that the UK’s tech sector has been averaging GVA (Gross Added Value) growth of around 7% since 2016 – particularly impressive when you consider the multiple shocks of Brexit, a major pandemic and an ongoing war in Europe.
Whilst the skills needed for IT and digital careers can be very specific, employers aren’t always focused on academic achievement when hiring for positions. Instead, they want to see clear evidence of your ability and your skills.
If you don’t have work experience, this means getting a qualification that’s focused on building your practical skills – which is exactly what BCS qualifications are designed to do.
You can often break into entry-level positions with some work experience and a foundation qualification, eliminating the need to study an expensive degree to get a job in IT.