Professional 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 those that are common to all Professions, derived from key capabilities 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).

IIB

This programme of learning and development has now been drafted and is structured around seven core modules. The modules reflect the key capabilities required at different grades in IIB and include mapping to the training signposted by the professional body PraxisUnico.

HR

This programme of learning and development has now been drafted and is structured around seven core modules. The modules reflect the key capabilities identified for different grades and job roles in the profession and are all mapped to the CIPD Profession Map.

UBA

This programme of learning and development has now been drafted and is structured around seven core modules. The modules are mapped to the AUA CPD framework and demonstrate the capabilities of staff at different grades in this diverse professional group.

CaMS

This programme has now been drafted and is being revised to incorporate recent changes.

Other Professions

Other Professions where research on professional frameworks is under way:

  • IT
  • Research Administrators and Managers
  • Finance

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.