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Professional development PDSV

The facilitation of the professional development of individuals, including initiation, monitoring, review and validation of learning and development plans in line with organisational or business requirements. The counselling of participants in all relevant aspects of their continual professional development. The identification of appropriate learning/development resources. Liaison with internal and external training providers. The evaluation of the benefits of continual professional development activities.

Moving to SFIA 8 

There is an updated version of this skill for SFIA 8. 

  • SFIA 7 skill descriptions will remain available for you to use 
  • Previous SFIA assessments are not impacted by this change. 

Professional development: Level 4

Maintains skills framework, or information about access to standard frameworks. Advises on required outcomes for learning or development, from knowledge of skills frameworks and organisational development needs. Assists practitioners with the process of creating development plans based on outcome statements. Monitors practitioners’ continuing professional development records, ensuring that achievements and enhanced capabilities are recorded and referenced to the outcome statements.

Professional development: Level 5

Determines the required outcomes for learning or development, from organisational development needs training strategies, and agreed career pathways. Mentors assigned practitioners, ensuring alignment with predetermined statements of required development outcomes. Assists each practitioner with the creation of development plans based on the outcome statements. Ensures that each practitioner records evidence of continuing professional development. Validates practitioners' records at the end of each cycle of planned development, to ensure that achievements and enhanced capabilities are correctly recorded and referenced to the outcome statements. May contribute to practitioners' performance appraisals.

Professional development: Level 6

Determines organisational development needs in line with business needs and strategic direction. Generates development strategies to achieve required change. Develops and leads communities of practice, including defining career pathways. Monitors progress and evaluates business benefits achieved from continual professional development.