Higher Education Academy: Consultation on the UK Professional Standards Framework (deadline 17 January 2011)

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The UK Professional Standards Framework (UKPSF) was launched in 2006 as a flexible framework with a descriptor-based approach to professional standards.

Over the past four years, in addition to an emphasis on initial professional development, there have been calls for a stronger focus on continuing professional development and the place of teaching in institutional reward and recognition procedures and structures. In light of these calls, and following the Browne Report (2010) which confirmed the continuing role of the UKPSF in ensuring that institutional provision "meets a nationally recognised minimum standard" (pg 48), we are undertaking a review of the UKPSF.