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Exclusive BCS membership for Learning People students

BCS (British Computer Society), The Chartered Institute for IT, has created a global community of tech professionals aimed at the continuous development of the industry.


At BCS, we’re on a mission to ensure everyone’s experience with technology is positive. It’s something we’ve been committed to since 1957.

Who are the BCS?

With the huge presence of computing and IT within society’s everyday lives, the BCS strives to position themselves as a force for certifying best practice and ethics within the industry.

The BCS takes on the challenges the IT and digital industry is facing and develops solutions to maintain its positive impact on society and on the individual.

They do this based on their 5 strategic pillars:

  • Supporting careers
  • Sharing expertise
  • Improving education
  • Influencing practice
  • Driving standards

A Learning People student exclusive

When you enrol as an IT student, Cyber Security student, a Blockchain student or a Full Stack Web Developer student with us, you’ll automatically be accepted as a member of BCS free of charge. This membership allows you to connect with other like-minded IT professionals around the world, tap into the latest innovations and grow your network.

The benefits of being a BCS member

  • Access to BCS professionals tools and resources
  • 1000+ events each year
  • Almost 70,000 global members to network with  
  • Access to Career Mentoring
  • Network and Personal Development Plans
  • Connected to Springboard, a personal career centre

What type of membership are you eligible for?


Affiliate membership is for students who have an interest in IT and who are now completing an IT course with the end goal of entering the industry, or are already professionals working within or alongside organisations who have signed up to an IT course to upskill their current abilities.


Associate membership is similar to Affiliate, with the addition of needing evidence of a year’s IT work experience, an up-to-date CV showcasing relevant tasks, responsibilities and tools used, as well as a reference who can validate your experience.

Read more about the BCS and the membership benefits