AHEP Professional Framework

The AHEP Professional Framework places your career enhancement at the heart of AHEP membership. Enabling you take control of your professional development, the Professional Framework is a reflective tool to help you assess your strengths and areas for development and design your own interventions. Using AHEPs framework to support your reflective practice will enable you to grow, both personally and professionally.

The AHEP Professional Framework communicates eight statements of professional commitment that characterise you as a higher education professional, highlighting core behaviours, knowledge and skills.

Each commitment is underpinned by AHEP’s values:

These values act as a guideline for the behaviours, knowledge and skills that are encompassed within our professional commitments.

Using the AHEP Framework

The Professional Framework is a flexible tool that supports the development of HE professionals. We have created a guide to provide sound, practical advice about how you can get the best from AHEP’s Professional Framework, whatever your role within higher education. In this guide, we demonstrate how the Framework can be used by an individual, as part of a team or incorporated into institutional strategy.

Further Resources

We have created a range of resources to help you identify your strengths and areas for development against each of the eight professional commitments. You can find a range of resources by clicking on the button below. Please note, these resources are restricted to AHEP members. To access these resources, please ensure that you are logged in to your membership account.

AHEP Events Programme

Our development programme is underpinned by our Professional Framework and tailored to meet the needs of professionals at different career stages, stages that are reflected in our membership levels.