• Seeking to embark onto the HEQ programme of study as an alternative route to university
  • Seeking to study alongside an existing programme of studies / degree
  • Already working and looking to progress with a formal qualification
  • Looking to change career or return to work

You can self-study or you can undertake formal training and support through a BCS approved centre.

Whatever route you are looking to take, the flexible, modular programme means you can study at your own pace, to suit your own personal requirements.

HEQ Student package – why you need this now?

BCS membership is mandated as a requirement to be able to sit a HEQ examination.

You are encouraged to take BCS membership at the beginning of your journey, to benefit from the many resources, tools, and access to an online community, where you can gain the support you need right from the start of your journey, giving you a better outcome of success.

You will also get a significantly reduced 1-year or 4-year HEQ Student package which includes:

  • The BCS Online Community (Discourse) with a dedicated area for HEQ students, (BCS HEQ Student Community) – this platform will give you access to past and present HEQ students where you can receive advice from the international reach of HEQ
  • HEQ e-book Level 4 (coming soon)
  • Past papers (these papers will only be available on the BCS member area. Only the previous year’s past papers will be available on the website from January 2023)
  • All recorded webinars
  • Exam technique and guidance
  • Access to BCS mentors
  • Access to Membership CPD events and BCS SGs
  • My BCS Membership area – access to 1000’s of free e-learning, PDP tools and CV / interview simulation tools

Taking BCS membership at the start of your journey, does not commit you to taking the HEQ exam if you decide the programme is not for you. Your membership enables you to take advantage of the wealth of information, and the community you will be able to call upon at every stage of your studies and career.

Find out more about Student membership