BCS Higher Education Qualifications

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About HEQ

Higher Education Qualifications Programme offered by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, offer three modular study levels,

  • BCS Certificate in IT (3 Core Modules)
  • BCS Diploma in IT (1 Core Module + 3 Optional Modules)
  • BCS Professional Graduate Diploma in IT (4 Optional Modules + Professional Project)

each accredited by UK government regulator, the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (OFQUAL), with the higherst examined at degree level.

Recognition in UK

  • Certificate in IT is recognized at UK academic level 4
  • Diploma in IT with Project is recognized at UK academic level 5 (First two years of a UK degree)
  • Professional Graduate Diploma in IT (with professional project) is recognized at UK academic level  6.

Recognition in Sri Lanka

  • Tertiary and Vocational Education Commission (TVEC) recognition for BCS Diploma in IT at NVQ 6.
  • University Grants Commission recognizes Professional Membership of BCS as an entry qualification for a
    Master’s degree in IT.
  • University Grants Commission recognizes BCS Professional Graduate Diploma in IT with professional project as an entry qualification for a Master’s degree in Computer Science.
  • University Grants Commission recognition recognizes BCS Professional Graduate Diploma
    in IT with professional project and a minimum of two years’ post qualification relevant experience as an entry qualification for a Postgraduate Diploma or Master’s Degree.
  • ICT sector in Sri Lanka receives a range of tax incentives.

Recognition in Mauritius

  • Ministry of Education and Scientific research and Tertiary Education Commission consider HEQ Certificate in IT, Diploma in IT and Professional Graduate Diploma in IT considered equivalent to a first degree in the same subject & All three HEQ levels together with a professional project at PGD level are recognised and considered equivalent to an honours degree.

Entry Requirements

  • Becoming a BCS member is the only requirement to sit for HEQ examinations.

Fee Structure

Fees for BCS Fees for OpenArc
BCS Membership Full Course Membership £ 30.00 (LKR 8,100.00)* for 4 years
or
Annual Membership £ 40.00 (LKR 10,800.00)* for 2 years (£ 20.00 per Year)
Certificate in IT £ 45.00 x 3 Modules = £ 135.00 (LKR 36,450.00)* LKR 32,000.00
Diploma in IT £ 50.00 x 4 Modules = £ 200.00 (LKR 54,000.00)* LKR 42,000.00
PGD in IT £ 90.00 x 4 Modules = £ 360.00 (LKR 97,200.00)* LKR 52,000.00
Professional Project £ 105.00 (LKR 28,350.00)* LKR 16,000.00
Total Including Full Course Membership £ 830.00 (LKR 224,100.00)*
Or
Including Annual Course Membership £ 840.00 (LKR 226,800.00)*
LKR 142,000.00
* Assuming Current Exchange Rate £ 1 = LKR 270.00

Why BCS at OpenArc

  • 30 Years of Academic Excellence
  • Strong Content Delivery
  • Qualified Panel of Lecturers
  • Individual Attention
  • Past Paper Discussions before Examinations
  • Flexible Payment Methods

Registations are Open for April 2022 Examinations


    • BCS Level 4 - Certificate in IT 0/3

      Encompassing three core modules, the Level 4 Certificate in IT explores the fundamentals of computer and network technology, processor architecture, operating and information systems, software development, and networks.

    • BCS Level 5 – Diploma in IT 0/12

    • BCS Level 6 - Professional Graduate Diploma in IT 0/10