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.

Search results (94)

Starting Salary: £320-360 per week Certified Actuarial Analyst (CAA) is a professional qualification provided by the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) and is available to everyone…

  • Professional Qualifications
  • Business & Admin
  • Insurance
  • Banking and Finance

 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.…

  • Professional Qualifications
  • Business & Admin
  • Banking and Finance

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…

  • College Courses
  • Level 5
  • College Higher Education
  • Level 1
  • Jobs
  • A Level Training Scheme
  • Part Time
  • Starting Your Own Business
  • Distance Learning
  • Apprenticeships
  • Sponsored Degrees
  • Gap Year
  • Higher Apprenticeship
  • Employment & Training
  • Level 4
  • Level 6
  • Level 3
  • Level 7
  • Entry Level
  • Professional Qualifications
  • Manufacturing
  • Aviation & Aeronautics
  • Armed Forces
  • Welding & Metalwork
  • Design
  • Technology
  • Technician

PROFESSIONAL COOKERY NVQ DIPLOMA LEVEL 3 This diploma is aimed at encouraging you to develop advanced chef skills in all areas of the kitchen, and establishing a base of knowledge in design…

  • College Courses
  • Level 3
  • Professional Qualifications
  • Hospitality and Catering
  • Creative Industry
  • Chef

Perks of the job: FREE Home club membership Unlimited earning potential FitPro Membership World Class Facilities A career with the worlds largest privately own Health Club Provider About…

  • Jobs
  • Employment & Training
  • Level 3
  • Professional Qualifications
  • Sport and Fitness

Do you have the ability to inspire your client to be the best physical versions of themselves? Do you want to be the difference between failure and success? Yes? Then you should consider becoming a Personal…

  • Jobs
  • Employment & Training
  • Level 3
  • Professional Qualifications
  • Sport and Fitness

Fitness is not a destination it’s a way of life! If you’re looking for a new direction and well-being is a large part of who you are, then a career as a Personal Trainer could be perfect for…

  • Jobs
  • Employment & Training
  • Level 3
  • Professional Qualifications
  • Sport and Fitness

As the UK’s largest gym operator, PureGym have a regular requirement for Personal Trainers and are currently on the search for energetic and proactive personal trainers who understand the importance…

  • Jobs
  • Employment & Training
  • Level 3
  • Professional Qualifications
  • Sport and Fitness

Are you looking to kickstart your new career with a nationally recognized and award-winning leader in health and fitness? Nuffield Health and The Training Room are working together and we’re looking…

  • Jobs
  • Employment & Training
  • Level 3
  • Professional Qualifications
  • Sport and Fitness

Want the chance to build a hands-on career, make a difference and work with all kinds of people, whilst gaining a really valued qualification? Ever thought about joining the homebuilding industry? Do you…

  • College Courses
  • Traineeships
  • Entry Level
  • Professional Qualifications
  • Business & Admin
  • Construction
  • Stockton-on-tees remove

  Want the chance to build a hands-on career, make a difference and work with all kinds of people, whilst gaining a really valued qualification? Ever thought about joining the homebuilding industry?…

  • College Courses
  • Level 3
  • Alternative Courses/Degrees
  • Professional Qualifications
  • Business & Admin
  • Construction
  • Customer Service
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Stockton-on-tees remove

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: •…

  • College Courses
  • Level 3
  • Level 5
  • Jobs
  • Part Time
  • Distance Learning
  • Apprenticeships
  • Gap Year
  • Traineeships
  • Employment & Training
  • Level 4
  • Level 1
  • Level 3
  • College Higher Education
  • Professional Qualifications
  • Electrical
  • Engineering
  • Aviation & Aeronautics
  • Armed Forces
  • Technology
  • Technician
  • Electronic Engineering

Employer : Highbury Homes Job Role: Technical Apprentice -  Assistant Contracts Manager Job description Acquire and demonstrate the core skills, knowledge and behaviours required to become…

  • Apprenticeships
  • Higher Apprenticeship
  • Advanced Apprenticeship
  • Professional Qualifications
  • Construction
  • Brighouse remove

Taylor Wimpey is recruiting for a Trainee Quantity Surveyor / Buyer as part of our Management Trainee scheme beginning in August 2018.  The Management Trainee scheme is an average of 3 years…

  • Professional Qualifications
  • Construction
  • Hook remove

We are looking for a Bus Engineering Technician to join us for our Apprentice intake in September 2018! Get paid whilst gaining the experience and qualifications to become a fully qualified Electrical…

  • Level 6
  • Intermediate Apprenticeship
  • Advanced Apprenticeship
  • Professional Qualifications
  • Electrical
  • Technician
  • Electronic Engineering
  • Transport
  • Swansea remove

We are looking for a Bus Engineering Technician to join us for our Apprentice intake in September 2018! Get paid whilst gaining the experience and qualifications to become a fully qualified MechElec…

  • Level 6
  • Intermediate Apprenticeship
  • Advanced Apprenticeship
  • Professional Qualifications
  • Engineering
  • Mechanic and Automotive
  • Technician
  • Transport
  • Swansea remove

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…

  • Apprenticeships
  • Higher Apprenticeship
  • Professional Qualifications
  • Degree Apprenticeships
  • Creative & Digital Media
  • Technology
  • Cyber Security

If living close to nature, working in a team and inspiring young people sounds exciting, then camp life is for you! As an Outdoor Activities Instructor, you will work within stunning scenery assisting…

  • Jobs
  • Full Time
  • Employability Skills
  • Gap Year
  • Volunteer
  • Employment & Training
  • Work Experience/Interns
  • School Leaver
  • Alternative Courses/Degrees
  • Professional Qualifications
  • Gap Year
  • Sport and Fitness
  • Travel and Tourism
  • Voluntary and Charity
  • Outdoor Pursuits
  • Leisure

  Looking to become the next generation of sports coach or outstanding educator? Aged 18 years of age? No longer is it enough to just have a passion for sport. Today’s coach also…

  • Level 5
  • College Higher Education
  • Alternative Courses/Degrees
  • Professional Qualifications
  • Sport and Fitness
  • Academic & Education
  • Outdoor Pursuits
  • Camberley remove

Bosun / Waterfront Maintenance Destinations: Greece and Turkey About the Role We are actively seeking a Bosun / Waterfront Maintenance to come work in one of our stunning Mediterranean beach resorts. As…

  • Jobs
  • Full Time
  • Gap Year
  • Employment & Training
  • School Leaver
  • Professional Qualifications
  • Gap Year
  • Manufacturing
  • Marine
  • Mechanic and Automotive
  • Travel and Tourism
  • Outdoor Pursuits
  • Welding & Metalwork
  • Carpentry & Joinery

Cookies: By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. For more details see our cookie policy.

Continue