Unregulated Professions

An unregulated occupation is a profession / trade for which there is no legal requirement or restriction on practice with regard to licences, certificates or registration.

In the UK, some unregulated occupations 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.

UK NARIC can help compare qualifications obtained overseas to UK standards.

If you wish to carry out an unregulated profession in a self-employed capacity in the UK, while there are no requirements regarding professional qualifications you would be best advised to visit UK Welcomes to find out about business operations requirements if providing services in the UK (e.g. tax and insurance requirements).