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How to become a BCS member

We have a membership level to suit and support everyone. Simply select which grade of membership is right for you and your career stage.

New to the industry?

If you're preparing to work in the IT industry or if you're taking those early career steps. 


I'm a student or an apprentice

Prepare for your career in computing by accessing the latest thinking and connect with industry professionals.

Join as a student or apprentice


I'm early in my career

Access tools to develop your competencies, discover the skills you should be developing and enhance your career prospects.

Join as an associate member

Established in your career?

If you’re working in the industry and actively developing your knowledge and understanding of best practice.


I’m working in the industry

Show your commitment to the industry and recognise your skills further through professional registrations such as Chartered IT Professional.

Become a professional member


I’m a leader in the industry

Be recognised for your influence and the expertise you’ve gathered throughout your career and give back through mentorship and thought leadership.

Become a BCS Fellow


Got a passion for IT but no professional experience? Get closer to technology and the people who make it happen, by becoming a BCS Affiliate.
Annual subscription: £68

Join BCS as an affiliate member


Reap the rewards of professionalism by investing in the development of your team and demonstrate your commitment to promoting ethical standards through organisational membership.

Explore membership for your organisation

What are the benefits of becoming a BCS member?

Think of us as your career partner. We’re here to support you personally and professionally as your career in IT develops. BCS membership gives you a broad range of benefits and is the gateway to professional registrations and chartered status.

Access learning and careers support

Develop your skills and shape your career path.

Grow your knowledge, influence and reputation

Build your expertise and access the latest thinking.

Member deals and discounts

Take advantage of our special offers for members.

  • Books
  • Training
  • Professional Indemnity Insurance
  • Law Express

Get involved and be inspired

Make new contacts, network and broaden your horizons.

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