Experience / qualifications

To become a BCS Associate member, you'll need a year's IT work experience or an IT qualification at HNC level or above.

By 'IT work experience' we mean being professionally engaged in any aspect of building, maintaining, managing or operating IT - or the teaching / training of these activities - on a full-time basis.


We'll require the details of a supporter who can comment on your competence and experience to verify your application.

They should be working at the same level as you or above, and able to offer a reliable opinion of your performance at work. Supporters are typically employers, colleagues or clients (sorry, no relatives).

Please speak to your supporter in advance to confirm they're happy to verify your application and for BCS to hold their details for the purposes of BCS membership assessment and quality control.

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