CPDContinuing Professional Development (CPD)

At BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, we have a positive interest in supporting you, and so we are an enabler for your CPD by providing tools, opportunities and guidance.

Please watch or read our overview to learn more about our recommended Reflective Learning approach and how we are empowering you to manage your CPD.

Read our 2013 whitepaper on the challenges facing the IT profession and how to overcome these challenges.
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Record your CPD using the BCS Personal Development Plan today!

On a compatible smartphone, tablet device or PC, record your Development Goals and Activities. Start using the BCS Personal Development Plan at pdp.bcs.org using your Secure Area login name and password.

Personal Development Plan

Not a BCS Member? Register here to get your free login and password to use the Personal Development Plan.

Download the CPD App

Get it on Google Play Download on the App Store

Read an article

Read an articleMany of the articles, responses, publications & blogs that BCS create and curate can benefit your CPD.

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Attend an event

Attend an eventEvent attendance and networking can form an important part of your CPD.

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Network with others

Network with othersBCS offer you a number of ways to network with our 75,000+ members, face-to-face or online.


Join a Group / Branch
Peer-to-peer networking is an important activity, and through your BCS membership you have access to a wealth of information, experience and expertise.


Member Network
Interact with other members, create groups, promote your blogs and twitter feeds and contribute questions or answers to the new Ask an Expert function.
Member Content

Further resources

Further resourcesMembers have access to a range of reports, journals and magazines to help them achieve their development goals.

Forrester Reports

Forrester Research, Inc. is an independent technology and market research company providing pragmatic and forward-thinking advice. Free to members.


Members can access a range of IT-related academic journals and magazines for free, covering areas such as programme management, project management, service management and systems engineering and integration.

Member Content

Career paths

Career PathsWe have developed a career framework which illustrates how our certification supports career development, showing progression through the SFIAplus levels and alignment with our membership grades.

Career framework for IT professionals

Career paths

Qualifications and training

QualificationsBCS offers qualifications in all areas of IT - ranging from professional IT qualifications for career progression, to qualifications that provide IT skills for all, covering areas such as word processing, keyboarding skills, animation, and online safety.


View BCS qualifications and training


BooksMembers have access to the online library and discounts on BCS publications in the bookshop.


Safari Books Online
Members have access to 300 IT and business related books in the online library.

Member Content


BCS Bookshop
BCS publishes a wide range of books covering all areas of IT, supporting the professional, academic and practical needs of the IT community. Members benefit from 20% discount.