An unregulated profession does not have a legal requirement or restriction on practice such as having to hold a licence, certificate or registration. Some of these professions offer certification/ registration with a professional body to applicants on a voluntary basis. These bodies can provide industry recognition for standards and codes of practice.
Before starting work in the UK in an unregulated profession, you can find out more about the social legislation and rules of ethics for working in the UK. You may also wish to refer to our page of useful links for any further information you may need.