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ICS Learn Launch 100% Online BCS IT Qualifications

We’re excited to announce that we’re now accepting enrolments for a brand new series of professional IT qualifications accredited by the British Computer Society (BCS).

Accredited by the British Computer Society – the UK’s Chartered Institute for IT – these globally recognised qualifications are designed to equip professionals with the fundamental skills and knowledge required to help enhance your career and take advantage of lucrative IT and digital opportunities.

If you’re a professional working in digital-focused role like IT, business analysis, UX, marketing, product or project management, investing in a BCS qualification is a great way to enhance your skillset and build your professional expertise.

There are a range of qualifications available that are suited to both beginners and to those with some experience. They include:

Here’s everything you need to know about our 100% online BCS courses.


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.


BCS Foundation Certificate in Agile

The BCS Foundation Certificate in Agile is designed to give you a understanding of the key project management and software development processes used in businesses today – Agile.

The course explores all aspects of the Agile process, covering the key concepts, principles and practices that will allow you to adopt the process in your own professional field.

The BCS Foundation Certificate in Agile is aimed at anyone who is, or will be, engaging with an Agile-focused project management system. It’s perfect for both digital professionals who are looking to improve their understanding of how the process works through to managers who are looking to implement it in their own organisations.

Whether you’re a web or software developer, UX designer or marketing professional, this course is perfect for enhancing your understanding of this important project management methodology for the modern workplace.


BCS Foundation Certificate in Business Analysis

In a competitive industry, making the right decisions is essential when it comes to maintaining profitability and the edge over your competitors. To be able to make those decisions, you need to know how to examine information objectively and to evaluate it. The BCS Foundation Certificate in Business Analysis will help you develop the skills to do just that.

Perfect if you’re taking your first steps into the world of organisational analysis, the BCS Foundation Certificate in Business Analysis will give you a strong understanding of how to identify and evaluate ways to improve your business, along with developing your knowledge of how to support wider business change programmes in your own organisation.

It’s a practical entry-level qualification for business analysts, project managers and team members who are keen to develop their business analysis skills and expertise and bring these new abilities to their organisations or professional practice.


BCS Foundation Certificate in Information Security Management Principles (CISMP)

Information security management is fast becoming one of the most essential disciplines in modern business.

With up to 95% of data breaches being caused by human error and with the implementation of tough data security and privacy laws like GDPR, it’s essential that professionals working in the industry update their knowledge and skills to cope with the demands of this new normal.

The BCS Foundation Certificate in Information Security Management Principles will help you do that.

This qualification will help you to gain a clear understanding of information security management and how it relates to your business and professional practice, giving you an overview of issues like risk management, relevant legislation and business continuity.


BCS Foundation Certificate in User Experience

User Experience, or UX as it’s often shortened to, is a crucial aspect of how we interact with content online and in software. The process is essentially about making digital systems as accessible as possible, placing the program user at the heart of a product’s design.

Getting it right can improve accessibility. Getting it wrong can make it harder for your users to access the information that they need to.

The BCS Foundation Certificate in User Experience is designed to give you a grounding in the principles of how to design digital software and IT architecture based on the needs and wants of real-life people. It will help you understand the principles behind creating user-focused design and web architecture that improves the overall experience of your customers and web users.

You can use the knowledge and experience you develop to net your first entry-level role in the field, or use it to develop your own UX practice in your current position.

Whether you’re looking to master your understanding of essential IT skills, tools and concepts or simply hoping to learn the basics of IT, BCS qualifications will help you find success in the fast-paced digital world.


Develop your IT and digital career today with a 100% online qualification from BCS. Download your free BCS course guide and start your journey today.

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