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Licentiate of the Society of Dyers and Colourists (LSDC) (United Kingdom)

  • Generic name of profession

  • Identification

    Name of regulated profession:
    Licentiate of the Society of Dyers and Colourists (LSDC)
    United Kingdom
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  • Legal information

    Legal basis for regulation

    EU Law :
    National legislation:
    This is provided by the Privy Council. A Royal Charter is a way of incorporating a body, that is turning it from a collection of individuals into a single legal entity. A body incorporated by Royal Charter has all the powers of a natural person, including the power to sue and be sued in its own right. Royal Charters were at one time the only means of incorporating a body, but there are now other means (becoming a registered company, for example), so the grant of new Charters is comparatively rare. New grants of Royal Charters are these days reserved for eminent professional bodies or charities which have a solid record of achievement and are financially sound. In the case of professional bodies they should represent a field of activity which is unique and not covered by other professional bodies. At least 75% of the corporate members should be qualified to first degree level standard. Finally, both in the case of charities and professional bodies, incorporation by Charter should be in the public interest.
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    Type of regulation :
    Protected title (without reserves of activities)


    Recognition under:
    Other  The qualification is recognized under a Royal Charter which is a recognition from the UK Government of the organisations pre-eminence, stability and permanence in the field of coloration. Gaining a Royal Charter means that we are the only organisation in the world able to award the Chartered Colourist (CCol) status.
    Additional information :
    Recognition under Directive 2005/36/EC:
    General system of recognition - primary application
    Qualification level:
    DSE - Diploma (post-secondary education), including Annex II (ex 92/51, Annex C,D) , Art. 11 c
    Prior check of qualifications for a temporary and/or occasional provision of services:
  • Activities

    Description of activities:
    This professional qualification demonstrates a person’s education and vocational ability to work in many areas of coloration. Research and development in dye and pigment technology, production of colorants, application of colorants into various mediums and teaching of coloration processes. Sales and marketing activities and strong managerial capabilities are key areas of activity for people with this qualification. A non-exhaustive list of areas of coloration covered is textiles, paints, medical uses, cosmetics, food dyes, dye and pigment manufacture.
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