The Toolkit

The project aims to address the issues highlighted under Background by developing a toolkit which, with guidance:

  • Enables institutions to build an understanding of the current situation for technicians to support business continuity and succession planning
  • Enables institutions to identify local skills gaps by analysing current skills data against their strategic need
  • Provides a consistent sector wide technician taxonomy which provides a framework for progression, linked to external accreditation
  • Provides career pathways advice and guidance, including signposted accredited development and training opportunities supported by a personal CPD tool

Toolkit Diagram


The project is broken down into the following workstreams (click each title to see relevant PDF):

HE Technical Roles Music Technician
2 Electric technicians Understanding your technical workforce. Skills, Roles and Responsibility Audit
Technician Development Framework Technician looking in microscope
Pair of hands fixing electric wires AspireCPD
Career Development Opportunities Group of technicians around a computer