HEaTED have engaged in discussions with Performance for All about how to provide a holistic solution for technicians' development whereby managers and practitioners could have a desktop toolkit to address issues such as:
Assistance with job design
Building career maps
Keeping training records
Identifying gaps and training needs
Central Development Library opportunity connections (internal provision from individual HEIs and linkage to external provision e.g. HEaTED course programme)
As a result of exploring current provision with the Science and Engineering Council's Registration processes and standards now published, HEaTED have produced a draft UK-wide framework for Technical Professionals (currently only available to workshop attendees), the first 2 elements being ‘Professional Practice’ and ‘The Student Experience’.
This is a draft first attempt to look at a holistic solution to identifying what HE Technical Professionals do, where they are (there are 5 levels) and an opportunity to consider workforce development in assessing performance as well as planning for the future in the short, medium and long term.
The PALS project team and HEaTED are here to help and support you so please contact us at any time. We will provide a web based forum for discussions and resources/information.