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The REC seeks recruiters views on future of qualifications

The Recruitment and Employment Confederations Academy for Business is seeking feedback from recruiters throughout the UK to help shape the future of its qualifications programme.
To do this, the Academy has launched a major review of its qualifications in order for it to meet the challenging demands of a burgeoning regulatory and business framework and the continuing drive towards professionalising the industry.
REC qualifications are recognised throughout the industry and have been taken by tens of thousands of students. They comprise the Certificate, Diploma, Bachelor (BA) and Masters (MA) Degrees in Recruitment Practice, and are tailored for recruiters who are at different stages of their careers.
The aim of the review is to provide an even better route for recruiters career progression. As well as educating professional recruiters, the qualifications will also help to develop the next generation of recruiters and industry leaders
Commenting on the review, Judith Armatage, the RECs Director of Professional Development said: Recruitment is a fast-moving industry and in order for its people to succeed, we are creating a qualifications framework to help drive it forward.
This review is the most wide-ranging we have ever undertaken so we need to  consult with as many recruiters as possible to ensure we ultimately deliver a qualifications programme which is relevant, robust and meets all their requirements.
The review is also part of the ongoing campaign to professionalise the industry through the Institute of Recruitment Professionals (IRP) and the RECs continuing standards campaign.
REC qualifications have been the foundation of the membership offering for more than 25 years and provide recruiters with a thorough grounding in all aspects of recruitment, including legal and regulatory issues, sales and candidate management skills.
Opinions are now being sought from members and non-members alike. For more information about the review and how to become involved, contact John Cunningham, the RECs Head of Qualifications, 020 009 2183,


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