What is CPD and why is it important?
CPD is all about keeping your professional skills and knowledge up to date. Whether through courses, regular reading, or taking on new challenges, it helps you reach your career goals and achieve more at work.
Digital technology is constantly changing, making CPD essential for IT professionals. With the right development plan in place, you can win new opportunities and follow your ideal career path.
How to undertake CPD
BCS offers a whole library of CPD content, from qualifications and short online courses to articles and podcasts from the experts. While you’ll need to pay for some of our courses, others are completely free. Each one is aligned with the Skills Framework for the Information Age (SFIA) to ensure you’re developing the most relevant and in-demand skills.
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CPD for every stage of your career
CPD is crucial in every area of digital technology, from software development to business analysis. It also supports you at each stage of your career, whether you’re a senior leader or just starting out.
The professional world can be daunting at first, even if you’ve got plenty of technical knowledge. As well as covering specialist topics like AI and cyber security, our CPD helps you develop the soft skills you need to thrive in the workplace.
Access advanced knowledge and fresh thinking in areas from data analysis to user experience, all developed by leading experts.
Whether you’re taking on new responsibilities or switching to an entirely different career, we’ll help you develop the skills to flourish in your role.
Leading your team towards success requires different skills from the technical ones you’ve gained throughout your career. Join us to develop fundamental leadership skills, stay aware of issues like diversity and inclusion, and access insights from thought leaders.
While our CPD supports thousands of IT professionals, digital technology is now integral to most job roles. Explore topics like sustainable IT to achieve more whatever your profession.
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