About the project

As part of a Health Education England (HEE) funded programme to support allied health professions (AHP) workforce reform priorities, the RCSLT has established a project to develop a RCSLT professional development framework.

Read more about the overall workforce reform programme.

What is the purpose of the framework?

The framework is a resource that has been co-created by and for speech and language therapists. It is a structure by which existing skills and experience are recognised, and learning and professional development needs are identified, at all career levels, across all settings.


Project Outcomes

The RCSLT Professional Development Framework was launched at the end of March and can be accessed here.

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Thank you to everyone that has been able to get involved in the development of this important piece of work. We are incredibly grateful for the level of detailed and thoughtful input received through 2022.

Information on project development

Read on to find out more and access information from the development phases of the project.


Analysis of existing frameworks May 2022
Five virtual discussion events attended by over 120 RCSLT members June-July 2022
Data synthesised and ideas drafted August 2022
First draft of framework developed with virtual development group made up of 82 RCSLT members September/October 2022
Consultation and final uplift November/December 2022
Publication of framework April 2023



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