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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As a Royal Air Force Weapons Technician you will be responsible for arming our aircraft with weapons. You will also make sure all the weapons management and release systems are in full working order. Most…

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A Royal Air Force Survival Equipment Specialists fits and repairs the equipment that saves our personnel’s lives. They specialise in either Survival Equipment – fitted to aircraft – or…

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As a Royal Air Force Fabricator, Welder and Machinist (RAF General Technician Workshops) you will repair and even make essential parts needed for our aircraft, vehicles and equipment. It’s a highly…

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As a Communications Infrastructure Technician you will work with the RAF’s communications hardware such as radio masts, power cables, fibre optic cables and antennae. You might install data communications…

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As a Royal Air Force Vehicle & Mechanical Equipment Technician, you could maintain a range of plant equipment used in support of aircraft and air operations as well as Airfield and Combat…

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Employer: NashWhite Hairdressing NashWhite will take apprentices through all aspects of hairdressing giving them a thorough understanding of the trade. Roles start with learning the basics but…

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Employer: Robert White and Lee Nash-Jones NashWhite will take apprentices through all aspects of hairdressing giving them a thorough understanding of the trade. Roles start with learning the basics…

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Employer: Fg4 Uk Limited We have a fast paced and forward thinking culture and are looking for a vibrant and dynamic Apprentice to join our finance team. As the successful candidate, you will be…

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Employer: Stratford-Upon-Avon Town Hall A unique opportunity to learn the basics of cemetery management incorporated into a learning programme of horticulture and grounds maintenance. The Open…

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