Overview of Directories

The Professional Standards Authority (PSA) noted in its Rethinking Regulation paper that a ‘right-touch regulation’ approach was needed, and that the “structures of regulation should provide different approaches for different levels of risk as they arise in the practice of different professions and occupations”.

A directory is one such structure for professions that are at an early stage of their journey towards applying for accredited registration. Directories sit within the Academy’s regulatory framework and shares the administrative functions and oversight.  It enables work to continue with a professional group and to facilitate engagement with those on the Directory.