Postgraduate Study

Postgraduate Professional Qualification

Postgraduate Study

Postgraduate Professional Qualification

Postgraduate Professional Qualifications

(PGCE/PGDE, LPC, and BVC etc.)

Postgraduate Professional qualifications are vocational qualifications, often involving an element of practical training.

These qualifications are usually linked with a specific industry and are designed to help you improve and develop relevant skills for a particular career path.

PG Professional qualifications are typically regulated and awarded by professional bodies within the relevant industry, and are designed to ensure that everyone employed in a particular job meets the minimum required standards of professional expertise. For example solicitors must complete the LPC before they can become a trainee solicitor; chartered accountants will study towards an ACA or ICAEW (The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales) qualification.

  • The entry requirements for PG professional courses depend entirely on the qualification and what it leads to i.e., the relevant job profile. The minimum entry requirement is usually a Bachelors degree (or its equivalent).
  • PG professional courses provide ideal academic progression where graduates can pursue doctorate level study.
  • There are a number of career routes students can take after PG professional qualification such as getting a graduate job or becoming self-employed.
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