Mission, vision and values

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Our mission as BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, is to enable the information society. We promote wider social and economic progress through the advancement of information technology science and practice.

We bring together industry, academics, practitioners and government to share knowledge, promote new thinking, influence the development of computing education, shape public policy and inform the public.
Our vision is to be a world-class organisation for IT. Our 75,000 strong membership includes practitioners, businesses, academics and students in the UK and internationally.

We deliver a range of professional development tools for practitioners and employees. A leading IT qualification body, we offer a range of widely recognised qualifications.
Our values shape how we establish the Institute as a world-class organisation for IT, and IT as a world-class profession. We pledge to:

  • Think ahead and focus on action by putting things in place to meet the future needs of all our stakeholders.
  • Be open and work together by sharing best practice and encouraging collaboration between our members, customers and the industry.
  • Drive progress and enable change by advancing the role of IT in bettering society, the economy, business and education.

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