Professional Qualifications

If you want to work at the top of your profession you will usually need a Professional Qualification. 

Professional qualifications aim to develop knowledge and skills required for specific jobs in different fields and industries. They are normally promoted by professional bodies and are subject to European directives. 

Professional qualification courses can last from a few weeks to a couple of years, depending on the level of qualification and the time spent working on it - part time or full time. Also, a mix of studying and working in the field is often required when getting a professional qualification. Sometimes apprentices require a degree or an equivalent qualification, though it's not complusory for all the qualifications and many careers can be pursued with no previous academic experience. 

In the United Kingdom professional qualifications are generally awarded by professional bodies in line with their charters such as:

Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)
Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA)
Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE)
National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ)
British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM)
Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)
Confederation of Tourism and Hospitality (CTH)
Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)
Institute of Sales and Marketing Management (ISMM)
Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC)


Have a look at the professional qualification opportunities listed in this section in different industry sectors. Once you have tracked down your ideal position, it's just a case of going for it and applying.

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Junior Accountant

Helios Towers

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Location: Helios Towers – Paddington, London Department: Shared Services (CBO) Salary and Benefits: £21,500 + Study support for ACCA or CIMA qualification Role Purpose: The individual…

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ICAEW Chartered Accountant

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How do I become an ICAEW Chartered Accountant? You become chartered through completing the ACA qualification, which is a combination of study, exams and practical work experience. As a school leaver,…

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Vacancy Short Description - Why should I apply?  We are a relatively small but rapidly growing firm that specialises in Private Client work, such as Wills, Trusts, Probate, Court of Protection…

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What’s on Offer ·  Basic salary is minimum wage plus uncapped performance bonus structure (OTE £17,000-£20,000). ·  Working hours are Monday to…

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Vacancy Short Description - Why should I apply?  This is an exciting opportunity to join a friendly and forward thinking firm, giving the opportunity to develop in the role and start a legal career,…

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The Level 3 Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Scchools is ideal if you have experience as a school support worker and wish to move into a more specialised role – in administration,…

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Our teaching qualifications are aimed at individuals who want to enter the teaching profession in a support role and provide a gateway to more advanced teaching qualifications. They are suitable for…

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The BTEC qualifications in this specification have been developed in the health and social care sector to: provide education and training for health and social care employees give health and social…

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The Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care is an occupational qualification for learners who work in Adult Care Settings in England. The qualification is linked to the Lead Adult Care Worker Trailblazer Apprenticeship…

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The Level 2 Diploma in Adult Care will suit you if you are a care worker or want to get your first care job. If you’re already working in care, you probably work mainly under supervision. You…

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Show that you have the skills needed to keep a care-provision organisation running smoothly with the Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People’s Services. CREDITS:…

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 Salary £17-23k  Have you ever heard of an actuary? The chances are not… but if you love maths, then this could be the career for you! Actuaries are experts in risk management.…

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Locations London, Gatwick Leeds, Yorkshire Warrington The skills learnt on this course will enable you to carry out all kinds of installations in a domestic setting. Essentially you will…

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The 2365 Level 2 is for anyone aged 16 and above regardless of previous experience or knowledge, who wishes to become an electrician and work in commercial, industrial and domestic electrics. Ideally you…

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Locations Gatwick, London Leeds, Yorkshire Warrington  Key facts at a glance, who are 2365 Courses for? The City & Guilds 2365 is for anyone aged 16 (adults) and above regardless…

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Vacancy Short Description - Why should I apply?  This is an exciting opportunity to join a friendly and forward thinking firm, giving the opportunity to develop in the role and start a legal career,…

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The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) provides around £1,000,000 in awards, prizes and scholarships every year to celebrate engineering excellence and inspire the next generation of…

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At CGI we’re offering you a unique opportunity to be part of something exciting and earn while you learn on our Apprenticeship Programmes. We’re a company that each day enables the transfer…

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Vacancy Short Description - Why should I apply?  Brevitts are a small firm in Selly Oak, Birmingham, who specialise in Private Client Practice. They have successful experience of taking on apprentices,…

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Conservation Construction Site Management L6 Course Description: The aim of this qualification is to recognise the knowledge, skills and competence demonstrated by the individual in the…

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