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What differentiates professions from other experts? We offer insights into the various ways of defining professions and professionals.
What is a profession?
Find out what Professional Standards Schemes are, how they work, whether your professional association is eligible for one, and how to apply.
Professional Standards Schemes
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Find out the range of evidence-based resources on modern professionalism that are available to assist your association to improve professional standards.
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Find out what Professional Standards Schemes are, how they work, and how they protect you – the consumer – when you use professional services.
Professional Standards Schemes are legal instruments that bind associations to monitor, enforce and improve the professional standards of their members, and protect consumers of professional services. Learn more about Professional Standards Schemes.