Early Years Service

European Mutual Recognition of Professional Qualifications

When you fill in your application for Early Years Service, you need to say whether or not you have 'EU rights'.

The evaluation statement that you receive from UK NARIC will differ depending on whether or not you have EU status.

This relates to the EU Directive on the mutual recognition of professional qualifications.

In outline, for Early Years, you will normally have EU rights if you are:

  • a citizen of the EU, EEA, or Switzerland, or an exempt person who is treated as a citizen of one of those States; and
  • trained in the EU, EEA or Switzerland to work in the early years sector;

OR

  • a citizen of the EU, EEA, or Switzerland, or an exempt person who is treated as a citizen of one of those States; and
  • trained outside the EU, EEA, or Switzerland in the early years sector, but you have been practising in the profession for a period of at least three years in the EU, EEA, or Switzerland (except the UK).

There is more information on the EU web pages on citizenship.

For further assistance please see our MRPQ flow diagram.

If you are still not sure if you have EU rights, you may wish to consult an immigration lawyer or immigration adviser.


 

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