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Occupations that require a professional qualification are directly related to professional occupations, such as a vet. Years of training towards learning, skills, knowledge and pass assessments and examinations are required for any professional qualification. Majority of qualifications involve work based learning through practical training and assessments.
Examples: Professional Occupation
Chartered accountant (ACCA, ACA)
Where can I gain and study?
Once you have chosen to qualify for a professional qualification the next step is to choose where to study, train and who provides the training and award. Studying through an accredited course and training provider is a must.
Employer (Work based)
Important to choose the right award, such as ACA or ACCA for training towards being a qualified chartered accountant or LLB degree towards becoming a solicitor.
Employers can provide a means to allow you to conduct your practical training requirement and possible funding, or part funding.
Completing a professional qualification is possible through distance and open learning, as well as part time and full time study.
How long does it take to become qualified?
This depends on the qualification you have chosen and the profession. Chartered accounting (ACCA) examinations can be completed over 18-24 months, although you require to complete additional learning and qualifying years after passing your academic professional qualification.
Final professional qualification is awarded by the professional body of that occupation sector.