Academic Accreditation

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BCS has many responsibilities under its Royal Charter. One is to develop and maintain standards in educational qualifications that provide an appropriate foundation for those who wish to follow a career in computing or information systems.

As part of this responsibility, BCS undertakes a programme of visits to Universities and other Higher Education Institutions to review computing courses.

Courses are accredited for Chartered IT Professional (CITP), BCS's own Chartered qualification. Undergraduate industrial placements, Degree Apprenticeship and Foundation Degree programmes are accredited for Registered IT Technician (RITTech), a standard owned and regulated by BCS.

Additionally, as a Nominated Body of the Engineering Council BCS is licensed to accredit courses at Chartered or Incorporated Engineer level.

Related information:

  • Seoul Accord
    All degrees with Full CITP accreditation meet the academic requirements for Seoul Accord recognition.
  • Dual Accreditation
    All honours degrees accredited for CEng from intake year 1999 meet the requirements for standard route IEng registration and Sydney Accord recognition.
  • BCS Academy of Computing
    The BCS Academy of Computing is a learned society dedicated to advancing computing as an academic discipline and driven by a board and a set of committees that are responsible for the Academy’s main activities.  One of these activities is academic accreditation overseen by the Academic Accreditation Committee which reports to the BCS Academy Board.

Useful links

Use this facility to find details of Higher Education courses accredited by BCS.

Contact us

The Education Team
BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT
First Floor, Block D, North Star House, North Star Avenue, Swindon SN2 1FA

Tel: +44 (0) 1793 417 417
Direct Dial: +44 (0) 1793 417 577

If you are interested in becoming accredited, please contact the Education Team or Customer Services.

If you are interested in becoming an assessor please contact the Education Team and read The visit section.