The Career Development Framework

Guiding principles for occupational therapy


Welcome to the homepage for the Career Development Framework, a new resource we are co-creating with and for our profession. We hope The Framework will have many uses including: as a tool to help you plan your own career; to assist you thinking about your own learning needs; and to demonstrate the wide range of career opportunities open to us with our professional specific knowledge, skills and behaviours.

Over the next 4-6 months, we’ll be posting draft pieces of the framework here and asking for comments via individual surveys. We’ll read all the comments and weave as many as we can into subsequent versions. Then we’ll produce a complete first draft of the resource which we’ll send out for consultation.

Background information to the project, the structure and potential uses for the framework 

We hope you can join us in this exciting project.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the Project Lead, Dr Stephanie Tempest:
The Introduction: The Career Development Framework: guiding principles for occupational therapy
We are asking for your thoughts on the Introduction section for the Career Framework. It incorporates a revised Table 1: the Key Elements of the Career Development Framework, updated from your previous feedback.
The introduction will feature in two places:
  1. The interactive pdf of the Framework
  2. The implementation guide
It will be subject to design alterations.
At this stage, the most important thing is to refine the content. There are three questions:
  1. Is every section clear? If no, what improvements do you suggest and where
  2. Is the introduction relevant to you in your setting? If not, what improvements would you suggest?
  3. Any other comments or suggestions
Please do be as honest and constructive as you can – this is not our last draft by any means!
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email the Project Lead Dr Stephanie Tempest  or tweet @setG75.
The closing date is 16th February 2017.