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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Become a BCS student member

You need BCS membership to sit your HEQ exams, so become a student member as soon as you start your studies and tap into a wealth of exclusive professional development tools and services to boost your learning, including our careers centre Springboard and SFIAplus so you can be sure you're working and progressing at the correct level.

Plot your career progression

Using a skills framework, such as SFIAplus, allows you to plot your career progression against an industry-defined benchmark, showing you your current technical skills, uncovering your latent skills and helping you identify career next steps and learning opportunities.

BCS Higher Education Qualifications, certifications and professional standards, including RITTech and CITP are mapped to the framework.

What’s next after HEQ?

Continue your professional development journey with BCS and further your knowledge in your chosen IT discipline.

BCS professional certifications

Our professional certifications are practical courses spanning the breadth of the industry, designed to support your ongoing career progression.

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World Education Service requests

BCS are able to provide your qualification result information to the World Education Service (WES). In order to begin this process, please contact with your WES reference number and confirmation of the qualification information you require us to submit. There will be a fee of £5.00 per certificate / transcript.