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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The Royal Air Force (RAF) polices the skies, protecting the UK from threats at home while peacekeeping abroad. Our full and spare-time roles offer skills for life, and a chance to play a part in operations…

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ONE Advisory provides a full suite of outsourced Plc advisory and administration services to its listed and unlisted corporate clients from its City of London offices.   Founded in 2006, its…

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Learn how to produce cutting edge music and how to excel in today's music industry. Taught by experienced music producers who have worked with artists including Sugababes, Franz Ferdinand, Rizzle Kicks…

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Equivalent to year one of Point Blank's BA (Hons) Music Production & Sound Engineering, the CertHE Music Production & Sound Engineering is your chance to benefit from the practical music…

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Music Production and Sound Engineering Diploma: Developed by music industry professionals who have worked with Bjork, Swedish House Mafia, N.E.R.D. and many more, the Music Production & Sound Engineering…

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If you are new to DJing but you have always wanted to learn to mix, then this is the course for you. Come and spend a weekend at Point Blank learning how to mix alongside a pro DJ. Classes are taught in…

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What do Patrick Topping, Nicole Moudaber, Goldie, Jon Rundell, Plastician and Claude VonStroke have in common? As well as being superstar DJs, they are all PB graduates of course! You can also enrol at…

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Ableton Live is a fantastic choice for DJs who want to take their mixing skills to the max. Over one weekend, this Ableton Live DJ course shows you how to integrate Ableton Live into your existing DJ set…

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This intensive weekend course explores all of the key features that Ableton Live has to offer. In just two days you will get an intensive introduction to the skills and techniques you need to start producing…

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Hosted at top London venue the O2 Academy, Islington, Point Blank Music School's Live Sound Course teaches you the practical skills you need to work as a sound engineer in live music venues. Learn…

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Due to popular demand, students can now take a Point Blank Diploma course with an emphasis on live sound engineering skills. This is a growth area for the music industry as artists rely more on performance…

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The Music Industry course is aimed at people who are interested in making a living from music. Whether you want to self-manage, represent different artists or work in other areas, times are changing and…

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The Music Industry Certificate is a six month course co-developed by Keith Harris, the manager of Stevie Wonder and taught by instructors with years of insider music industry experience. It provides a…

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Introduction to Radio Broadcasting provides hands-on practical training to students seeking to learn how to produce and present a radio show. Professional broadcasters with experience on BBC, Choice FM,…

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Behind all great radio shows is a great producer. From researching guests and studio etiquette, to playlisting, editing and scheduling, the producer puts the whole show on their shoulders. And we would…

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While the radio format is over 100 years old, it's never been more innovative or its audiences more passionate than now. Point Blank's record for producing the next generation of radio talent means…

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The radio industry is in a healthy state and it's crying out for new talent. Point Blank is at the forefront of finding it with our Radio alumni including Gemma Cairney (BBC Radio 1, Channel 4) pictured…

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