Continuing 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.
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.
Not a BCS Member? Register here to get your free login and password to use the Personal Development Plan.
BCS 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.
BCS is helping to inform the debate and provide answers by tapping into the expertise of our members. By bringing our knowledge, resources and expertise to bear on public and private policy development we can help ensure that any change is always positive.
Members have access to a range of reports, journals and magazines to help them achieve their development goals.
State of Play reports
BCS state of play reports take a look at key IT subjects from different perspectives.
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.
We 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.
BCS 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.
Members 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.
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.