The Science Council and the Engineering Council offer professional registration for technical staff working across the science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) disciplines to ensure the recognition and development of the technical workforce.
The Professional Registers provide a framework of professional registration to recognise high standards of professionalism at all levels. Registration is awarded by a range of professional bodies, licenced by either the Science or Engineering Council, and consists of the demonstration of competencies, knowledge and a commitment to professional development. It is based on experience and on-the-job learning, not academic qualifications. Becoming registered provides external quality assurance and recognition of an individual’s current role and offers a framework for future career development.
The Science Council is a membership organisation that brings together learned societies and professional bodies across science and it's applications. They hold the national registers of Registered Science Technicians (RSciTech), Registered Scientists (RSci) and Chartered Scientists (CSci).
The Engineering Council is the UK regulatory body for the engineering profession. They hold the national registers of over 230,000 Engineering Technicians (EngTech), Information and Communications Technology Technicians (ICTTech), Incorporated Engineers (IEng) and Chartered Engineers (CEng).
The Science Council and the Engineering Council set and maintain the internationally recognised standards of professional competence and ethics that govern the award and retention of these titles. This ensures that employers, government and wider society (both in the UK and overseas) can have confidence in the knowledge, experience and commitment of professionally registered scientists, engineers and technicians.