'RITTech – Get Ahead, Get Recognised': a new programme supporting T Level students

14 May 2019 Agnes Donnelly

The Gatsby Charitable Foundation is working with BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT, to develop a new programme for Digital T Level students that will help them achieve professional recognition.

'RITTech – Get Ahead, Get Recognised': a new programme supporting T Level students

BCS, as part of its remit as the leading professional body for IT, maintains professional registers for IT professionals. This includes the Register for IT Technicians (RITTech) which sets the professional benchmark for a wide range of technical staff, from business analysts through to a digital marketeers (see below). Achieving RITTech shows that an individual has up to date technical competence and demonstrates professional behaviours and attitudes.

From 2020, Digital T Levels, alongside digital apprenticeships, will be the starting point for young people embarking on their professional IT career.

The new BCS programme will support and recognise T Level students’ achievements, while helping them on their journey to professional recognition. This will include:

  • Student membership of BCS for T Level students, helping to develop their industry experience and professional skills
  • BCS accreditation for T Level programmes, showcasing how professional IT standards and employer engagement underpin a T Level provider’s curriculum
  • Resources to support the delivery of T Levels, building industry expertise and professional behaviours into the curriculum

Richard Lester, Director of the BCS Technician Programme, said: “Students who achieve a Digital T Level will be well on their way to meeting the requirements for achieving RITTech, and so BCS has chosen to recognise T Levels accordingly as contributing towards RITTech status – streamlining the application process for students progressing to full RITTech recognition.”


To find out more about the programme, and to keep in touch with developments, email
To learn more about RITTech please click here

RITTech recognised specialisms cover roles in:

  • business analysis
  • cyber intrusion analysis
  • database
  • digital marketing
  • digital media technology
  • infrastructure architecture
  • infrastructure support
  • IT support (generalist)
  • network engineering
  • project / programme support
  • security analysis
  • service delivery
  • service deployment
  • service desk / client support
  • software development
  • software testing
  • systems engineering
  • systems integration
  • unified communications
  • user experience


'RITTech – Get Ahead, Get Recognised': a new programme supporting T Level students