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Education and Qualifications

This section is for you to tell us of any professional qualifications you have achieved that are relevant to the role you are going into.  By professional qualifications, we mean a qualification set by an independent, official society or organisation in line with its charter that is recognised in your industry.  For example, this could be the PRINCE2 Project Management Professional award via APMG or you could be a Chartered Accountant via the ICAEW.  Academic qualifications studied through universities or colleges should be entered into the Education section.  Please contact us using the Contact Us page should you be unsure of the qualifications we need to know about.

Please click ‘Add Professional Qualification’ to enter your details, and ‘Add’ once you have done so.  You can edit the information you enter by clicking on the name of the qualification in the list.  Please note that once you have submitted your details to us, you cannot make any changes.


Education

The Education section is the chance for you to tell us about the qualifications you have achieved.  Most often we need to only know about your highest achievement, so if you have both a degree and a postgraduate qualification, we need to know about the postgraduate qualification.  The sentence at the top of the page will tell you exactly which qualifications we need to know about.  Please note that it could also be that you have been in full time education during the period of time we are screening your employment history for.  In this case, please enter the details here. 

Name of institution

Please tell us the name of the institution (school, college, university or similar) that you attended.

Attended from / Attended to

Please tell us the start and end date of your studies.

Tutor name

If you can remember your tutor’s name, this may assist us should your institution have difficulties in locating your information.

Tutor telephone number / Tutor email address

If you can remember your tutor’s telephone number and email address, we can contact them should the central records department experience delays in confirming your details or have difficulties in locating them.

House/building name

Please tell us the main building name of your institution, should it have one.

House no, street

Please tell us the street number (if your institution had one) and street name.  For example, 25 Kings Road.

Town

Please tell us the name of the town or city your institution’s street was in.  For example, Birmingham.

County

Please tell us the county, region or state.  For example, West Midlands or Nevada.

Postcode

Please tell us your institution’s postcode, zip code or country equivalent.  In the UK, if you are unsure this can be checked on the Royal Mail website. 

Country

Please choose the country this address was in from the drop down list.

Once you have entered this information, please click “Add Qualification” in order to tell us about the qualification you achieved.

Level

Please tell us the level of qualification you achieved from the drop-down list.  For example, if you studied a Bachelor of Science, please choose ‘BSc‘.  If not listed, please choose ‘Other’.

Grade

Please tell us what grade you were awarded for this qualification.  For A levels, this could be an alphabetic grade (for example, AAB).  For a degree, this could be numerical (for example, 2:1).  For other types of qualification, this could be a word or name: for example, Magna Cum Laude or Merit. 

Subject

Please tell us your subject(s) of study or course title(s).  For example, you may have completed a degree in Media with American Studies, or taken A levels in Biology, Art and Geography.

Date Attained

Please tell us the date you were awarded the qualification.  This is usually the date of your graduation ceremony.  If you are unsure of the exact date, please enter the first date of the month.  For example, 01/06/2000.


Qualifications

Qualification

Please tell us the name of your qualification

Date of Attainment

Please tell us the date you achieved your qualification, as per your certificate


    Professional Memberships

    In this section we ask for details of any professional bodies you are a current member of.  For example, if you are a Chartered Accountant, this could be the ICAEW.  If you are a solicitor, this could be the Law Society.

    Please click ‘Add Training/Membership’ to enter your details, and ‘Add’ once you have done so.  You can edit the information you enter by clicking on the name of the membership in the list.  Please note that once you have submitted your details to us, you cannot make any changes.

    Have you ever been expelled from any professional bodies or institutions?

    Please confirm whether or not you have had your membership revoked by a body or institution without refund of your membership fees.  This does not include your leaving of a body or institution due to your membership lapsing or non-renewal of membership fees.

    Professional Institution/Society

    Please tell us the name of the body or institution you are a member of.  Please use the full name: for example, the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales rather than ICAEW.

    Membership number

    Please tell us your membership number as displayed on your membership card or documentation.  This will help the search for your records with the body or institution if needs be.

    Professional institution details

    Please give us a brief description of the institution: for example, the British Computer Society represents those in the UK working in the Information Technology industry.

    Candidate PIN Number

    Occasionally some institutions have online directories of members that can only be searched using the PIN code you were supplied with when you undertook your entrance or qualifying exams.  Please enter this code here.

    Registered Entry Name

    Please tell us the exact name you are registered under to allow us to accurately search the institution’s records.

    Date Attained

    Please tell us the date you were awarded your membership, as per your membership card or documentation.

    Expiry date

    Please tell us the date your membership will expire if you did not renew your membership or pay membership fees.


    Character Referees

    In this section we ask for the names and contact information of usually two people who can act as a character referee for you, should we need to.  Most often we contact your character referees to verify your gap periods, so please choose people who have a rough knowledge of your employment history.  Character referees should not be related to you by blood or marriage - this includes boyfriends or girlfriends, and their families.  You should not be living with your character referee, and they will need to have known you for a minimum period of time.  This is given in the sentence at the top of the page.

    Some employers wish for your character referees to be of certain professional occupations or positions: for example, doctors, teachers or lawyers.  If this is the case, your Candidate Guide document on the left hand side of your online form will explain this in further detail.

    Please click ‘Add Referee’ to enter their details, and ‘Add’ once you have done so.  You can edit the information you enter by clicking on the name of the referee in the list.  Please note that once you have submitted your details to us, you cannot make any changes.

    Name

    Please enter the full name of the person you are nominating as a character referee

    Profession

    Please tell us your character referee’s occupation.  Some employers wish for your character referees to be of certain types of professions or positions: for example, doctors or teachers.  This is detailed in the Candidate Guide document downloadable from the left hand side of your online form.  If your character referee is now retired, but used to be one of these professions, please let us know here.

    Telephone number

    We will, where possible, contact your character referee by telephone in the first instance, so that they are fully aware of the information we require from them.  Please tell us their telephone number so we may do so.

    Mobile number

    If your character referee has an alternative mobile number to the one given above, please tell us here.

    Email address  

    Please let us know your character referee’s email address.  Whilst we will always try to speak to them first, we may have to send an email before doing so.  Please ensure this is a suitable email address for them to receive such a request: a work email address may not be suitable.

    How is this person related to you?

    Please tell us how you know your character referee: for example they could be a friend, family friend or work colleague.  Please note that they should not be related to you (including in laws or step-parents, or be your boyfriend or girlfriend or their family).

    How long has this person known you? (in years)

    Please tell us how long you have known your character referee in years.  For example: 5 or 10 years.  Your employer will have set a minimum time period you should have known them for; this is displayed in the sentence at the top of the page.

    House/building name

    If your character referee’s building of residence had a name, please enter it here.  For example, Manor Court or Rookery Barn.

    House no, Street

    Please tell us your character referee’s house number (if their house had one) and street name.  For example, 25 Kings Road.

    Town

    Please tell us the name of the town or city your character referee’s street was in.  For example, Birmingham.

    County

    Please tell us your character referee’s county, region or state.  For example, West Midlands or Nevada.

    Postcode

    Please tell us your character referee’s postcode, zip code or country equivalent.  In the UK, if you are unsure this can be checked on the Royal Mail website. 

    Country

    Please choose the country this address was in from the drop down list.