Understand the IT capability you need now and in the future

Identify skills gaps and the actions you can take to fill them

Promote industry best practice and the highest professional standards

Motivate your people and attract, develop and retain talented employees

11,000+

people registered on a BCS digital apprenticeship standard

350

organisations working with BCS to develop their IT capability

100,000

business analysts certified with BCS worldwide

Your toolkit for development and growth

Use our tools and expertise to build a professional, productive and innovative workforce where everyone understands their role in achieving exceptional performance.

Skills and capability management

To maintain the digital talent your business needs, now and in the future, you need a multi-faceted, holistic approach to skills development and a robust skills framework to support your strategy.

SFIAplus - IT skills and capability framework

SFIAplus is the most relevant definition of skills in today's dynamic global IT industry. Built on SFIA (Skills Framework for the Information Age) SFIAplus contains the full framework plus detailed training and development resources for each of the 96 skills across seven levels, helping you and your employees identify progression pathways, development needs and appropriate training activities.

Learning Capability Model (LCM)

Our Learning Capability Model (LCM) gives you a systematic approach to assessing your team's capability and maturity in line with your organisational goals. Gain clarity around your existing technology skills landscape, identify the gaps you need to fill, and lay the foundations for an inclusive development programme supporting the innovation and growth of your team.

Professional development for your people

Give your workforce the skills they need to reach their potential and futureproof your business, while nurturing a culture of learning and development

Membership

BCS membership represents the driving force behind today's tech industry. Every member is committed to developing their career as well as professional standards across the wider industry, a commitment validated by our code of conduct.

Members enjoy exclusive development tools and support such as our interactive online career centre, CPD portal and mentoring, our 100+ regional and specialist group community, and BCS letters after their name for instant professional recognition.

Professional certification

Develop the knowledge, skills and competencies of your people, wherever they are in their careers, with our global certification portfolio. Mapped to SFIAplus and BCS membership grades, our 60+ certifications span the breadth of IT with core disciplines including security, business analysis and software testing. We accredit an international network of training and exam providers to work with us to give your IT talent the edge you're looking for.

Apprenticeships

With 74 accredited providers and over 11,000 registered apprentices, BCS has become market leader and a respected voice for the new digital IT apprenticeship standards. We were the first in the country to deliver end point assessment for the new digital standards and accept registration for 13 of the standards, more than any other end point assessment organisation.

Robust in quality and delivery - and supporting apprentices through BCS membership, e-learning resources, and BCS mentoring scheme - our apprenticeship standards will help you address the digital skills shortage by sourcing fresh talent as well as upskilling an existing workforce.

Professional registration

Demonstrate the credibility and commitment of your team through professional registration. With BCS, the more experienced members of your team can become chartered (CITP and CEng) and your IT technicians can achieve RITTech registration, confirming the value they bring to the workplace. All our professional registrations appear on a public register providing independent endorsement of the quality of your people.

Partnerships and community

Connect with organisations, government and individuals in and outside the tech industry, to address the challenges facing our profession and help inspire, educate and enable everyone to contribute and benefit in our digital world.

Join our expert community

Engage with prominent influencers and decision-makers in business, government, education, healthcare and wider industry - we're building the partnerships that are shaping the digital agenda across society.

From our Barefoot Computing collaboration with BT, and our Computing at School (CAS) group, to our new Federation for Informatics Professionals (Fed-IP), our accredited training provider network, and multinational corporate customers - you gain access to a dynamic BCS community that's activating change.

Thought leadership and insight

We draw on the knowledge and expertise in our community to provide exclusive insight and opinion, this includes whitepapers and research such as our annual Digital Leaders report exploring current real-world management issues and attitudes - and uncovering the technology trends keeping the C-suite awake at night!

As a client, you'll enjoy full access to our resources and the opportunity to contribute your own views and expertise.

Meet our people

Sherilyn Aitken

Account Manager

Sherilyn's worked in BCS for more than 12 years and manages many of our largest corporate accounts.

Andrew Barnett

Account Manager

Andrew specialises in applying the SFIAplus framework to support capability analysis, planning and recruitment.

Julie Andrews

Account Manager

Julie has 25 years' experience as an account manager, and supports our clients in the health and care sector.

Nick Phillips

Professional Registration Executive

Nick plays a key role in raising awareness of RITTech professional registration and its value in organisations.

Get in touch

Talk to us about your ideas for digital change and how it will affect your business and your customers.