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Regulated Education and Training

Regulated education and training is any training specifically geared to the pursuit of a given profession. It is a course, or courses, complemented, where appropriate, by professional training, probationary or professional practice.

In the United Kingdom, regulated education and training can be defined as:

  • Training and education directly geared to the practice of a profession, such as a course or courses, including professional training, probationary or professional practice where appropriate, where the level and structure are either determined by the laws, regulations or administrative provisions in place, or are monitored or approved by the relevant competent authority.

Regulated education and training can include:

  • Regulated courses leading to qualifications accredited as National Vocational Qualifications (NVQs) or, in Scotland, accredited as Scottish Vocational Qualifications, at levels 3 and 4 of the United Kingdom National Framework of Vocational Qualifications.
  • These levels are defined as follows:
    • Level 3: competence in a broad range of varied work activities performed in a wide variety of contexts and most of which are complex and non-routine. There is considerable responsibility and autonomy, and control or guidance of others is often required.
    • Level 4: competence in a broad range of complex, technical or professional work activities in a wide variety of contexts and with a substantial degree of personal responsibility and autonomy. Responsibility for the work of others and the allocation of resources is often present.