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BCS Professional Graduate Diploma in IT

Prepare for a rewarding career in technology by developing specialist degree-level knowledge and practical skills aligned with your chosen field of IT.

Who is it for?

  • The Professional Graduate Diploma in IT is for students who are dedicated to working in the IT industry and are looking to gain depth of knowledge and expertise

What are the entry requirements?

  • You need to have passed or been made exempt from the BCS Certificate in IT and the BCS Diploma in IT.

  • You must be a BCS member to sit the exam.

What is the professional IT project?

  • You’ll need to produce a 10000-word professional IT project to complete your Professional Graduate Diploma in IT.

Is there any exemption?

  • If you already hold a qualification that covers the HEQ syllabus you can apply for exemption from specific modules (no more than two).

How do I get this qualification?

Complete training programme (recommended)

Complete your study with a BCS approved training provider - they're located around the world.

How long will it take?

We recommend a minimum of 250 hours of study for each module, and 300 hours of study to complete your professional project in IT

How much does it cost?

Course prices vary depending on your chosen training provider and course format.

How long will it take?

To prepare for your exam, we recommend a minimum of 250 hours of study for each module. You’ll sit a three-hour exam which covers all four of your chosen modules. Practical experience is required to answer some parts of the exam.

Exam and project only (study on your own)

Ideal if you’re self-motivated and already detailed understanding in the relevant areas of IT.

Where do I submit my project?

There are two assessment periods each year: March and September

Where and When can I sit my exams?

Course prices vary depending on your chosen training provider and course format.

How much does it cost?

Exam price: £90 Project submission: £105

What format is the exam?

  • Three-hour ‘closed book’ per module

  • Pass mark: 40% per module