Government science and engineering profession: continuous professional development

Guidance on professional development for scientists and engineers in government.


GSE continuing professional development handbook


This handbook sets out how scientists and engineers in government can manage their professional development, enhance their performance, and achieve success. It includes guidance on;

  • putting together a continuing professional development (CPD) programme
  • using the skills framework
  • carrying out a self-assessment
  • maintaining a learning and development plan

The guidance is aimed primarily at Government Science and Engineering (GSE) members, however it can also be used by those scientists in other roles, and as a signpost to more specialist training where needed.

Published 15 February 2012