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ITIL and Specialist Certificates

IT Service Management

Our portfolio enables IT professionals to learn how to deliver, support and manage IT services in an effective and efficient way, embracing the ITIL® best practice framework, the world's most widely accepted approach to service management. Find out more about the ITIL structure and credit system.

Foundation level
The starting point if you require a basic understanding of ITIL or a general awareness of IT service management standards:

These IT service management qualifications are complementary and embrace COBIT®, ISO/IEC 20000, SFIA / SFIAplus and ITIL® to enable job specific skill development:

Intermediate level
Enhance the quality of your IT service management with intermediate level certification.

ITIL Lifecycle modules (broad management / leadership focus)

ITIL Capability modules (detailed technical practice)

Final qualification:

Translating theory into practice with tools and techniques for practical application of the ITIL framework.

Higher level
Aim for the top with clear validation of your professional capability.


ITIL® is a Registered Trade Mark of AXELOS Ltd.

BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, has chosen not to continue providing AXELOS exams from 1 January 2018; the exams involved are PRINCE2®, PRINCE2 Agile®, MSP®, M_o_R®, P3M3®, P30®, MoP®, MoV®, RESILIA™ and ITIL®.

As part of this BCS will begin disabling access to the e-professional candidate portal from 1 January 2018, for those BCS candidates who have only taken an AXELOS exam, non-AXELOS exams will remain unaffected.

Please make sure you log into the e-professional portal no later than 31 December 2017 and save or print any certificates to ensure that you have them for your records.

If you have any questions, please contact certifications@bcs.uk or alternatively, you may find the help you’re looking for in our Frequently Asked Questions Help Centre.

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