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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Jump start your career in finance while getting a world-recognised professional qualification.  APR will fund your study and provide professional work experience at a range of our clients across the…

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#PoweringYourCareer Control and Design Graduate and Technical Apprenticeships Location: North East (Penshaw x 6) and Yorkshire (Leeds & Castleford x 4) Want to help light up the region, power…

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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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Joining as an apprentice, you’ll be a valued member of the firm from day one. You’ll be challenged in the work you do as your skills and knowledge grow. You’ll find a personal approach,…

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Joining as an apprentice, you’ll be a valued member of the firm from day one. You’ll be challenged in the work you do as your skills and knowledge grow. You’ll find a personal approach,…

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Joining as an apprentice, you’ll be a valued member of the firm from day one. You’ll be challenged in the work you do as your skills and knowledge grow. You’ll find a personal approach,…

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

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

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As a Royal Air Force aircraft engineering specialist, Aircraft Technicians (Avionics) carry out maintenance and repair work on the sophisticated electronic and avionic on board RAF aircraft such as: •…

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  Are you still looking for a place at University in 2019? You don’t have to wait until A Level results day to apply through clearing -    We invite you to  the world…

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The MA Prosthetics & Sculpting is designed to equip participants with the knowledge, skills and experience to work in this sectors either in the UK or internationally. The programme combines a core…

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This new and revolutionary qualification is designed to equip you with the knowledge, skills and experience to work and develop your career in the film and High-end TV (HETV) sectors either in the UK or…

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This brand new and exciting HNC is designed by industry pros to introduce you to a career in the Costume Makeup hair and Prosthetics department for Film. 1 year  student finance…

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This brand new and exciting HNC is designed by industry pros to introduce you to a career in the Assistant directing, production and locations department for the Film Industry.  1…

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This new and revolutionary MA provides participants with a critical understanding of the role that production practices play in the international marketplace for film, and equips students with the skills…

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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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Brief overview of the role TP Legal provide high street conveyancing services and act for businesses in relation to their commercial premises and commercial matters and have carved a niche in acting…

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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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Foundation Degree in Historic Building Conservation Course Description: The foundation degree in Historic Building Conservation is delivered at the Building Crafts College in partnership…

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Built Environment Development & Control L6 Course Description: NVQ by assembly of portfolio and demonstrating relevant experience and ability to meet the qualification standard. On-site…

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