Useful Links

Assistance Centres

The Assistance Centres provide information on the recognition of professional qualifications in every EU country and guide professionals through the administrative formalities.

Certificate of Experience Service

The Certificate of Experience is a document which details an individual's work experience and qualifications gained in a trade or craft profession in the UK. It verifies that the individual has satisfied the criteria laid out in chapter 2 of Directive 2005/36/EC, modified by Directive 2013/55/EU. These Directives govern the recognition of craft and trade professions in Member States. It should be noted that since the UK has left the European Union, Member States are no longer obliged to accept a UK Certificate of Experience.

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

This website provides information on working in the UK, such as setting up businesses, working in the UK, National Insurance, Minimum and Living Wage, and employment conditions.

Disclosure and Barring Service

For certain jobs or voluntary work (such as working with children or vulnerable adults, or in healthcare) employers and licensing bodies can request a Disclosure and Barring Service check. Applications for people living or applying for work in England and Wales should be made through https://www.gov.uk/request-copy-criminal-record. For Scotland, please refer to https://www.mygov.scot/basic-disclosure/apply-for-basic-disclosure/ and Northern Ireland https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/campaigns/accessni-criminal-record-checks.

Gov.uk

This website provides practical advice and information on public sector services, setting up a business, and general citizen information for the UK.

EU Single Market Regulated Professions Database

The Regulated Professions Database provides information on regulated professions across the EU, EEA and Switzerland, including information on the relevant regulating authority, statistics on migrating professionals, national authorities and contact points.

Recognition of Professional Qualifications: Technical Guidance for Regulatory Bodies

This is the government guidance on how professional qualifications are recognised in accordance with the Recognition of Professional Qualifications (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 and the Professional Qualifications and Services (Amendments and Miscellaneous Provisions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020.

UK NARIC

UK NARIC is the designated United Kingdom national agency for the recognition and comparison of international qualifications and skills. It performs this official function on behalf of the UK Government. For further information on the services provided by UK NARIC, please visit the website.

UK Statutory Instruments

· Recognition of Professional Qualifications (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 

· Professional Qualifications and Services (Amendments and Miscellaneous Provisions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020