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Organisations are increasingly relying upon the support of professional consultants to plan, manage and deliver assignments that will improve the performance of the business. This expertise helps organisations streamline working practices in order to improve efficiency, accuracy and ensure effective utilisation of resources.

The BCS Consultancy certification programme is designed to bring together the important skills, practices and techniques that a professional consultant requires. These include identifying issues and business needs, the provision of strategic advice, managing client relationships, creative thinking, interpretation / analysis of problems, solution assessment and the implementation of change.

The programme provides the basis for a development path that is validated through a rigorous written and oral assessment, ensuring that certificate holders possess skills that are appropriate for a range of consultancy assignments.

This certification programme is suitable for practitioners who wish to move into a consultancy role and have expertise from a range of specialisms including Business Analysis, Project Management, Service Management, Business Change, Business and Solution Architecture, Security, Technology Specialisms and Software Design.

  • Higher

    • BCS International Diploma in Consultancy

      The BCS International Diploma in Consultancy is awarded to business or technical specialists who are able to demonstrate their domain expertise plus the key skills required of a professional consultant. Candidates are assessed via a Diploma oral examination and are required to deliver a presentation as part of this examination.
  • Practitioner

    • BCS Practitioner Certificate in Consultancy

      The BCS Practitioner Certificate in Consultancy encompasses important consultancy skills, practices and techniques that a professional consultant needs to employ. It is aimed at those who have well-developed technical or business skills and need to operate in a consultative role, providing expert advice and guidance to both internal and external clients.

Career path

The career path below illustrates the potential career progression you can make in IS Consultancy. It recognises the importance of certification and experience, and provides high level alignment with SFIAplus and the Institute's membership grades.

View the career path diagram (PDF)