Professions career development frameworks

Working with staff in Professions and relevant professional bodies, we are creating a programme of learning and development structured around development modules. The development modules are derived from key capabilities that are either those identified by existing professional bodies or which are mapped from the different jobs in each Profession.

Technical Services

The programme of learning and development for Technical Services  is structured around five core modules. The modules have been researched and devised by the national body HEaTED and comprise a resource called the Competency Assessment Toolkit for Technical Staff (CATTS).

IT

This programme of learning and development is under development and is structured around 10 core modules. The modules reflect the key capabilities identified in the Skills for the Information Age (SfIA) professional standards.

Finance

This programme of learning and development is under development and is structured around seven core modules. The modules reflect the key capabilities identified in an analysis of job descriptions for all the Finance and Procurement roles.

Other Professions

Other Professions where research on professional frameworks is under way:

  • Communications and Marketing
  • University Business Administrators
  • Research Administrators and Managers

Moving between Professions and occupations

The Professional frameworks identified above contain common learning modules that can give learners an idea of where they are in relation to all the other learning modules for any Profession. For example someone who is proficient at a certain grade in the common modules will be able to read across any other Profession framework and see what other capabilities they will need to develop or possess in that Profession at the same level. Likewise they can see all the transferable skills they already have.