NHS Education for Scotland

Post-registration career development framework

Post-registration career development framework

NHS Education for Scotland Post-registration Career Development Framework draws together the Career Framework for Health, Level Attributes, Qualifications and Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) Level for each Pillar of Practice. http://www.careerframework.nes.scot.nhs.uk/

The Framework can be used to describe the make-up of the team within which the Advanced Practitioner will work and also to provide a benchmark level against which the Advanced Practice role can be articulated. It describes nine career levels of grouped according to their level of complexity and responsibility and the level of experience and knowledge necessary to carry them out. Advanced Practice is at Level 7 of the Career Framework. The Career Framework is an enabling tool that provides a common language and currency to support career development. It defines the level of the post and the competences expected of the post holder, allowing identification of transferable roles and maximising workforce flexibility and governance.