Professional Development Programme

We are determined to make a difference to the way people who work in policing are supported to do their jobs.

We want to support everyone in policing to make the best possible decisions and gain recognition for their skills and knowledge so that they can provide the best service to the public.

Our Professional Development Platform is the place to find out more about Policing Professional Profiles, the Competency and Values Framework (CVF) and Recognition for Prior Experience and Learning (RPL).

The Professional Development Programme (PDP) aims to:

  • Support your development
  • Recognise and enhance your professional development
  • Provide you with the opportunity to take responsibility for your career development
  • Help you maintain your skills
  • Help recognise policing as a profession

We are also implementing a range of other products as part of the professional development programme including:

  • Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
  • Professional Development Review (PDR)
  • National Police Promotions Framework (NPPF)
  • Assessment and recognition of Competence (ARC)


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