List of professional associations in the United Kingdom The following is a list of professional bodies in the United Kingdom. Membership of a professional body does not necessarily mean that a person possesses qualifications in the subject area, nor that they are legally able to practice their profession. Many of these bodies also act as learned societies for the academic disciplines underlying their professions. In cases where membership of or a professional qualification from either a chartered or non-chartered professional body is necessary to practice a profession or to hold a certain title, the European Professional Qualification Directives require that suitably qualified people from other states (without any charter) in the European Union are also allowed to practice or hold a title in the UK and vice versa. Chartered The following professional bodies are incorporated under or with Royal Charter: A–B C–D E–H I–J K–P Q–R S–Z Non-chartered A B–G H–I J–Z See also
Foster + Partners British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) How are you grouping your FM services? A new one day course running in Central London on 1 May 2014 is here to help you make sure that you are managing the most effective contract arrangement for your outsourced services. ‘FM Contract Models’ – making sense of the variations and determining best fit Bundled, TFM, managing contractor, best of breed – what are choices when organising FM services? There are a variety of models available in the market place but which will you choose for your FM service delivery? As with so many other areas of FM, there is no ‘best’ or ‘universal’ answer. Complete with a framework to support the decision making process, the day includes plenty of workshop sessions and interactive exercises to help you put ideas into practice. Further information and registration Fees are £385+VAT for BIFM members or £480+VAT non-members.
Psychology - Careers, education and training Psychology is one of the most popular subjects to study because it has a big impact on all areas of life, from education and health, to the economy and crime. Psychologists apply scientific methodology to explain human behaviour. They formulate theories, test hypotheses through observation and experiment, and analyse their reports with statistical techniques that help them identify important findings. If you are interested in finding out why people behave the way they do or how the brain works then psychology could be for you. Whether you are at school, studying at university or have already started your career, our resources will help you make the most of your potential. Careers in Psychology Our Careers Portal contains information on how to become a psychologist, studying, work experience tips and changing your career. Accredited courses and training programmes Search for accredited courses and how to get a course accredited. Learning Centre and CPD Psychological testing Society qualifications
Europages ArchitectureWeek Brooklyn is a hub of innovative architecture and design, with dozens of young professionals commissioning or undertaking their own eco-sensitive renovations to existing brownstones and low-rise attached buildings throughout the borough. Tighthouse, a Passive House brownstone retrofit, sits at the end of a string of two-story buildings constructed in 1899 that share a tree-lined block with larger brownstones built around the same time, centrally located off Fifth Avenue in the neighborhood of Park Slope. It is the first certified Passive House in New York City and meets the standards for new construction, surpassing the EnerPHit certification. Remodeling Approach The unique retrofit of a 110-year-old house by the Brooklyn-based firm Fabrica 718 could serve as an important model for the many urban and suburban residences that need energy-saving renovations.
BRE : Home Careers using foreign languages A knowledge of one or more foreign languages can be useful in a wide range of careers. For some jobs, such as translating, interpreting and language teaching, language skills are one of the main requirements. For other jobs a combination of languages and other qualifications, knowledge or skills may be needed. Specialist language occupations These include working as a translator, interpreter, language teacher or linguist. Though the terms interpreting/interpretation and translating/translation are often used interchangeably, these professions are different. Translation Translators translate written material from one language to another. To be a translator you need the ability to write and express yourself very well in the target language, usually your native tongue, and a good knowledge of the source language(s), usually foreign languages. Translators make great use of dictionaries, the internet, and other reference materials. Translators are usually paid per word in the source language.
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