Whether you're looking for greater job recognition, a promotion or change in career, you'll find The British Computer Society (BCS), Higher Education qualifications are internationally recognised, flexible and suited to the needs of the IT industry.

The BCS - The Chartered Institute for IT is the leading voice of the IT industry with over 70,000 members worldwide. The exam is developed in consultation with employers and offers an alternative route to a UK honours IT degree. The qualification gained –the Professional Graduate Diploma in IT also provides a route to postgraduate study at selected UK universities.

Why take the BCS exam?

The BCS higher education qualifications offer a number of benefits:

  • competitive exam fees
  • flexible study options
  • Ofqual accredited qualifications
  • meeting IT industry employer demands
  • help develop and further your career in IT.

The examinations consist of three levels - Certificate, Diploma and Professional Graduate Diploma (PGD). You can get exemptions for some subjects and levels. Please visit the BCS website to see the list of exemption qualifications. 

When are the exams held?

Examinations are held twice a year:

  • March 2016
    All papers across three levels can be taken in the March session.
  • September 2015
    All papers of the certificate level, certain papers of the Diploma level and of the Professional Graduate Diploma (PGD) level can be taken in the September session.

Please check the timetable for exact dates and times.

To register and find out more information about BCS exams, please get in touch with us.

What do students say? 

"I completed up to the PGD level of BCS Qualifications, became a professional member of The BCS and am now looking forward to starting my MBA studies. In addition to the career recognition it gives, BCS membership also gives me heaps of benefits that I sincerely find valuable" 
- Lakshan Weerasekera, Dialog Telecom

What do employers say?

 "As a growing company we need the best people to drive this. For that reason when we are recruiting without any doubt we give priority to people who are qualified in BCS"
- Technical Officer- Sanjay Lanka Pvt Ltd

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