RITTech tips

This guide will provide you with information to help support you through your RITTech application.

  • You will need to be signed up and accepted for BCS membership
  • If you are applying via your organisation, you will need to apply for Organisational membership. Sign in with your user name and password, if not known you can request this from your coordinator or bcsmembershemes@bcs.uk. Your membership will not be activated by BCS until it's been approved by your coordinator
  • Once signed up you will need to prepare for two sections of the RITTech application

To apply

If you are applying via your organisation you'll need your RITTech voucher code to apply for your RITTech registration. Your coordinator or bcsmemberschemes@bcs.uk will be able to provide you with a voucher code for your application.

Before starting the application, you might want to prepare your answers to the following free-text questions (which is in the statements section of the application)

  1. Describe three things that have made you proud and which demonstrate your skills
  2. Describe a piece of work requiring use of your technical skills and what you’ve learnt from it
  3. Give an example of how you have personally made a difference within a team delivery project

Be aware in this section we ask for brief evidence (limited to 1,000 characters including spaces per question) to support your multiple-choice responses and to show how you perform your technical role. Be honest and evidence you have the right professional attitude. Document evidence as ‘I’ not ‘we’.

You will also be asked to provide information about a supporter who can back up what you say:

  • This should be your line manager or person in authority who has first-hand experience of your work and technical ability.
  • You’ll need to provide their email address and contact details.
  • We recommend you speak to your supporter in advance to confirm they are happy to support your application and that their details will be held with BCS.

Be aware that if your supporter declines your online application there will be a three month wait before you can reapply for RITTech.

If your application is declined at this time, you can give feedback and guidance for your re-application by emailing rittech@bcs.uk

Start an application

Are you ready for the RITTech online assessment?

Are you currently working in IT in a technical role? BCS has designed RITTech for people who are working in technical roles across the digital platform. So as long as you have a hands on, technical role this could be for you.

The online assessment covers different IT roles that span the whole digital industry; from business analysis, digital marketing, IT service desk to infrastructure, software and network support.

Full list of technical competences covered

RITTech is all about helping you to stand out and be recognised for the way you do your job. It sets you apart in the industry.

A few facts that you need to know:

  • RITTech is a mark of current competence and is valid for 3 years
  • After 3 years you will need to revalidate
  • To qualify for RITTech you need to be a member of a professional body (like BCS, which you can join at the same time as registering).
  • The online assessment process is straightforward and should take you under 1 hour to complete.

The assessment is made up of three core parts:

  1. Your experience - in this section you’ll select the statements that best describe your approach to typical business skills
  2. Your technical knowledge - this is where you select from the IT roles and choose the choices that best describe your approach to your technical role
  3. Your supporting statements - you’ll need to support your selections by answering three questions

Before starting the application, you might also want to prepare your answers to the following free-text questions you will be asked (clear and concise answers, limited to 1000 characters each including spaces):

  • Describe three things that have made you proud and which demonstrate your skills 
  • Describe a piece of work requiring use of your technical skills and what you’ve learnt from it 
  • Give an example of how you have personally made a difference within a team delivery or project

After that you’ll need someone to verify your application and confirm that what you’ve said is a true reflection of how you work. This needs to be someone that knows your work well and is preferably your line manager, team leader or department head. Or if you work for yourself, perhaps a client or customer to whom you’ve delivered significant work over time.

Before RITTech is awarded, your application is then checked by BCS to ensure everything checks out and you’ve met all the standards required to demonstrate you deserve RITTech.

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