Important announcement: Higher Education Qualifications (HEQ)

As the Chartered Institute for IT, it is our responsibility to ensure our qualifications are continually reviewed and updated to ensure they support the needs and demands of the future workforce.

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IT qualifications that work around you

Choose how you study your higher education qualification to fit in with your other work-life-family commitments. Classroom training is available for a more traditional academic experience, or you may opt to self-study. HEQ’s flexible, modular programme allows you to plan your studies over a timeline that suits you.

Download our HEQ guide  |  Watch our HEQ video

Your pathway to UK degree study

When you’ve passed the BCS Diploma in IT (complete with project), you can apply to study a one-year top-up degree course with one of our university partners: Oxford Brookes University and the University of Huddersfield.

Find out more about your uni options

University of Huddersfield students

Your exclusive HEQ support package

Become a BCS Student member at the start of your HEQ journey and gain access to a host of learning resources to help you excel in your studies and boost your exam performance. Our exclusive HEQ student package includes study guides and past papers, exam technique webinar, online community forum, mentoring opportunities and more.

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Our HEQ portfolio

Start your learning journey at level 4 offering a well-rounded introduction for anyone looking to work in the tech industry. You can choose to finish your study here or progress all the way to the respected level 6 Professional Graduate Diploma providing you with a complete and comprehensive career foundation and eligibility into MSc study at many universities around the world.

Meet our students

Nadeem Raza Sajid MBCS

Information Technology Manager, Doha, Qatar

Former HEQ Student: Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

"HEQ opened a gate for me into the IT industry and here I am now, working as Information Technology Engineer in Qatar with a multinational Telecommunications company."

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David Zagi MBCS

Software Engineer

Former HEQ Student, Compunet Limited, Jos Nigeria

"After BCS HEQ, I worked for companies based in Hong Kong, San Francisco, India and Italy. Currently I'm remote working in Nigeria for a European company."

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Adijat Towolawi

IT Support Analyst at Dagbs Nigeria Limited

Current BCS Diploma in IT student

"Developing a skill in technology, if taken seriously will lead to rewarding and lucrative career."

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Freddie Quek FBCS

Chief Technology Officer, Chair of BCS Digital Divide Specialist Group, Community Board Member of Digital Poverty Alliance, Founder of #JoiningtheDots

Former HEQ Student, studied in Singapore.

Nominated for Computer Weekly's '2022 top 50 most influential in the IT'

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Olusunmade Isaiah Adedamola

High School Graduate seeking admission into a university

Former HEQ student, Nigeria

"The HEQ Certificate in IT has really helped me and I hope to now fast-track admission into the second year of a three year university programme."

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Alston Antony

Co-Founder, Maximum, SaaSPirate & Digital Marketing Mind

"My academic journey began by completing BCS HEQ followed by a MSc in Software Engineering in the UK. My fascination with technology started at a very young age, when I used to connect to the internet with a 56k modem! I’m an independent technopreneur today enjoying my life and work."


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Julius Godslove MBCS

Student, MSc in Information Technology, PDM University, India

Former BCS HEQ student, Nigeria

“I would recommend this programme a thousand times for its quality, standards, and how it can open doors for you.”

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Rina Faisal MBCS

Computational chemist / Educational consultant

Former HEQ student and World Prize Winner at Certificate in IT and PGD level

"A number of factors encouraged me to register for the course: flexibility in the choice of modules… the ability to complete the course at your own pace… and, most importantly, its local as well as international recognition."

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Nirhoshan Sivaroopan

Student, Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka

PGD level World and Sri Lankan Prize Winner 2019

“If you are looking for a great career in the field of IT, then BCS is the right place to start.”

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Thivanka Vithanage MBCS

Senior Business Designer, Zone24x7 Private Limited, Sri Lanka

Former BCS HEQ student, Sri Lanka

“I happened to pass the booth where the BCS Sri Lanka team was promoting qualifications and membership. It was love at first sight with BCS.”

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Uthpala Kinivita PGDE MBCS CCNA

Business Analyst, Melbourne, Australia

Former BCS HEQ student, Sri Lanka

“I really believe that BCS was a turning point in my life; its course and certifications helped me realise the career path I always wanted to establish.”

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Imtiaz Hossanee MBCS

IT Manager, Mauritius

Former BCS HEQ student, Mauritius

“If you love your job you’ll not have to work a single day of your life, as the saying goes. BCS allows a person passionate about IT to fulfil this saying.”

Find a training provider

Explore our global network of approved training providers for a centre near you.

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I’m already studying HEQ

Access key information, resources and guidance to help you get exam ready.

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Get in touch with us

Find out more about our higher education study programme by contacting the team at your nearest BCS office.

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BCS HEQ community forum

Join the BCS HEQ community forum (available to all BCS members)