CIHT’s Professional Development Framework is an on-line system that offers employers a structured approach to professional development for their employees working in Highways & Transportation roles. The Framework allows users to record knowledge and experience gained at work and benchmark their progress against professionally recognised standards. The Framework is the only Highways & Transportation based competency training program available. It has been designed and approved by CIHT and its partner organisations within the sector.
This part of the Framework is designed to be used by early-career professionals as an initial development programme. The programme is made up of 12 Highways and Transportation competence areas that have been mapped to Engineering (EngTech, IEng, CEng) and Transport Planning (TPP) standards. Users can follow a structured pathway to their chosen qualification.
This part of the Framework is designed to be used by practising CIHT members at any membership grade to plan, record and reflect on their learning and development activities and create a continuing professional development plan that will help them to manage their professional development effectively and progress their careers.
Regardless of their skill or experience level, the only criteria to enter CIHT’s Framework are:
CIHT Membership and the Framework will run in parallel with the individual’s work experience
Some professional qualifications (e.g. CEng) need a minimum academic requirement before they can be obtained. Guidance on this will be provided to all Member Framework users.
Employers must be Partners of CIHT to enable their employees to access the Framework and begin training and developing towards a professional qualification. CIHT’s Framework will enhance your organisations reputation within the sector and reaffirm your commitment to professional standards, while enabling your business to create qualified in-house professionals and role models capable of advancing the future of the industry.
Mentors will have gained the standards that their mentee is aiming to achieve. They must either be registered with the Engineering Council or be a Chartered Transport Planner (CTPP). Mentors are also expected to have worked in the sector at a senior level for at least 3 years and have good knowledge of the Framework, the UK-SPEC, CTPP standards and how their application applies in practice.
You need to be signed in as a CIHT Member to enjoy all the benefits of this service.