Student or apprentice

Smooth your journey to the workplace, as a BCS member! Connect with industry professionals, brush up on your soft skills and get set for a rewarding career in IT.

You'll need

  • to be on an IT-related study course or apprenticeship

Studying HEQ?
If you’re an HEQ student, you need to apply for BCS Student membership here.

Annual subscription  

£20 for one year
£30 for four years

Associate (AMBCS)

Just starting out in IT? Associate membership gives you the tools to develop your competencies, your contacts, and your career potential.

You'll need

  • a year's IT work experience or relevant qualifications
  • a supporter to validate your application

Annual subscription  


Professional (MBCS)

Show your commitment to the industry by becoming a Professional member and join the driving force behind today's tech innovation.

You'll need

  • five years' IT work experience, or relevant qualifications, or a combination of the two
  • a supporter to validate your application

Annual subscription  


Fellowship (FBCS)

Take your place among the most experienced professionals and academics in the industry to inspire others and shape our profession.

You'll need

  • to be a respected leader in IT
  • specialist technical or business skills
  • typically five or more years' work experience
  • your CV
  • two supporters to validate your application

Annual subscription

£199 (+ £160 one-off application fee) 


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