Professional development for researchers

Academic Professional Apprenticeship (APA)

Academic Professional Apprenticeship (APA)

The Level 7 Academic Professional Apprenticeship (L7 APA) is a new standard intended to develop full competency in early career academics’ role as practitioners.

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Vitae Researcher Development Framework (RDF)

Vitae Researcher Development Framework (RDF)

The RDF describes the knowledge, behaviour and attributes of successful researchers.

How to use the RDF for researchers and researcher developers

The RDF Planner – plan your professional development with our online app for researchers

Planning your professional development

Planning your professional development

New to professional development planning? To make the most of opportunities and develop new ones try our online PDP ROC course

Our new Professional Development and Training for Researchers leaflet details the great range of courses that are available to Researchers and Researcher Developers

Career action planning: facilitator guide and presentation. A short development session to run with researchers

Practical resources for researcher developers

Practical resources for researcher developers

See our practical resources page for quick links to the most popular guidance, support and resources for you, including:

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Quick Tips for researchers

Professional development advice sheets: covering the 63 professional development areas from the Vitae RDF

Action and evidence examples: setting actions for professional development or demonstrating your progress

Knowledge and intellectual abilities

Personal effectiveness

Research governance and organisation

Engagement influence and impact