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Professional Development Courses

What is it?

Professional qualifications are the qualifications required to practice at a high level in certain jobs or professions.

Where could I study?

You will be able to study for these at local colleges, training providers and through work.

How long will it take me?

The length of time taken to complete a professional qualification varies. Every qualification has to be approved for inclusion on the Regulated Qualification Framework (RQF). Qualifications are given different levels and take different lengths of time depending on the time spent studying and the depth of the learning. You can find out more about the RQF here.

Options after the course?

You can use the qualifications to progress within your current career and they could lead to further learning at a higher level.