Professional courses provide skills and knowledge both for personal development and for career advancement. Professional education and training prepare students with particular knowledge and skills that are necessary to perform the role of the profession students intend to take in future.
A professional course leads to a professional qualification and entitle students to be a member of professional body i.e. Engineering Council, British Computer Society (BCS), The Association of Chartered Accountants (ACCA), Confederation of Tourism and Hospitality (CTH), Chartered Management Institute (CMI), Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), Bar Standard Board (BSB).
Membership of a profession entitles individual to be designated as a professional who are subject to strict codes of conduct, ethical and moral obligations & Continuous Professional Development (CPD).
Some professional course may require articleship or pupillage arrangements with relevant professional firms, and work experience to gain full membership.