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KSF Personal Development Planning & Review

Welcome to the Knowledge and Skills Framework (KSF) and Personal Development Planning and Review (PDP&R) Resource.  KSF is a broad framework which supports a fair and consistent approach to Personal Development Planning and Review (PDP&R).

The Knowledge and Skills Framework applies to all staff who are employed under Agenda for Change (AFC) terms and conditions.  It is a useful tool to identify the knowledge, skills and learning and development that staff need to do their job well.  

These KSF and PDP&R pages will provide guidance and resources for Managers, Reviewers and Reviewees on KSF, eKSF and PDP&R process.


e-learning course:

A KSF PDP&R - e-learning module is available on LearnPro  


Some useful KSF support, guidance and resources:-

  • –  The dedicated NHS Scotland KSF - Home website includes all you need to know about KSF and the development review process. It includes two short videos (approx 5 minutes each), one for staff on how to plan and prepare for their annual review meeting and one for reviewers on how to prepare for and conduct a review meeting ensuring that a focused and meaningful conversation takes place. 
  •  - The Knowledge Network website hosts some helpful videos and supporting workbooks. Follow the link to the website and then click on Learning and CPD tab, select Develop your Career, then Personal Development Planning and Review.  This will take you to some helpful videos and supporting workbook.