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: