SEDA's Professional Development Framework provides recognition for
higher education institutions and organisations, accreditation for their professional development
programmes and recognition for the individuals who complete those programmes.
It uses a range of
named awards to accredit different types of professional development.
Appropriate SEDA PDF awards have been aligned with their relevant UK professional development frameworks: the UK Professional Standards Framework (UKPSF) and Vitae's Researcher Development Framework (RDF) .