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.

Find out more:
Overview | Benefits | Our approach | Planning | Execution | Recording and reviewing | Reflection | Support | Resources | FAQ's

Career advice

We spoke to top professionals in the IT industry, to get their advice for making the most of an IT career.

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.

Policy Hub
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.

Member Content

Further resources

Further resourcesMembers 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.

Reports and eBooks
Members can access our online eBook only series as well as our Digital Leaders reports and exclusive discounts across titles in our BCS Bookshop.

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.


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.