The UKPSF Descriptors (D1 – D4) are a set of statements that describe the criteria you should be able to provide evidence for in order to achieve the category of fellowship you are applying for. The Dimensions of Practice (Areas of Activity, Core Knowledge and Professional Values) are drawn upon within these criteria, but there are additional elements for each Descriptor that will also need to be met within your submission. It is important that you map against these criteria within your submission Case Studies and make sure your Referees focus their written statements towards the Descriptors also.

Advance HE has published guidance which will help you to understand the purpose and meaning of the Descriptors a little better and, in particular how they relate to each other and how you can use them effectively within your submission evidence.

UKPSF Dimensions of the Framework – General

UKPSF Dimensions of the Framework – Staff in learning support roles

UKPSF Dimensions of the Framework – Music

UKPSF Dimensions of the Framework – Doctoral Supervisors

A digital lens on the UKPSF

Professional Recognition Toolkit for Musicians and Dancers Teaching in HE