Leading the Way
CamProf offers advice, strategy and implementation services in the development and mobility of professionals throughout their working life. We work with both private and public sectors, for small, medium and large organisations.
Cambridge Professional Development Ltd www.camprof.com works in UK, Europe and globally. Its former subsidiary CAMPROF Canada www.camprof.ca is now an independent partner company working in Canada.
- A track record of innovation and quality
- A collaborative working style which achieves exceptional results
- A network of contacts across sectors, countries, types of organizations and areas of expertise
- A history of follow‐on projects and continuing collaboration with clients and partners.
CamProf was established in 1994 in the UK as Cambridge Professional Development Ltd. CamProf is active in Europe and globally. CamProf Inc was incorporated in Canada in 2011 (as a subsidiary), and in 2021 became autonomous as CAMPROF Canada.
CamProf has a core team of professional staff and an international network of associates.
Nigel, a seasoned civil engineer with a passion for lifelong learning, establishes Cambridge Professional Development Ltd in the UK.
Innovation and quality in UK and Europe2000s
Over the next decade, Nigel teams up with John, Marta and a network of associates, to deliver a wide range of projects in the UK and Europe. They establish CamProf as a leading consultancy in skills development, professional and vocational training, and competency standards.
CamProf delivers its first projects in Canada, working with the Canadian Tourism Human Resource Council (CTHRC) and the Council of Ministers of Education (CMEC) in foreign credential recognition. In 2011, CamProf Inc is incorporated in Nova Scotia.
CamProf’s main area of activity, with a wide range of clients in different sectors. Cross-cultural and diversity expert Eva joins CamProf as a Director.
100 Not out!2014
CamProf’s 100th project: 55 in the UK, 22 across Europe, 21 in Canada and 8 global.
Expanded expertise, continued growth2016
CamProf Ltd welcomes Marta as new director bringing IT and pan-European project management expertise; CamProf Inc welcomes two new directors.
Karen joins the team. In quarter of a century: 125 projects: 55 in the UK, 22 across Europe, 36 in Canada and 12 global.
CamProf develops global competencies for International Federation of Red Cross (for humanitarian logisticians) and for World Health Organization (for sexual & reproductive health and rights).
Changes in Canada2021
Eva and Karen take over Canadian operations as CAMPROF Canada www.camprof.ca and the two companies will continue cooperating closely.
Meet the Team
MA, CEng, FICE, FCIPD
Consulting: since 1973
Expertise: professional development, standards of competency, qualifications frameworks
Places: 13 years in Africa and Asia, 25 years in European projects
Other experience: civil engineer in rural infrastructure development projects (roads, irrigation, water supply, sanitation, refugee camps)
Consulting: since 2004
Expertise: adult education, vocational education and training, lifelong learning, occupational standards, non-formal learning, policy learning and policy borrowing in education
Places: Europe, Canada; Poland
Other: qualified teacher, Polish National Research Institute, EU funded multinational project manager, project leader
BSc, FBCS, CEng, FCMA
Consulting: since 2000
Expertise: skills development, labour market information, competencies, qualification frameworks, curricula reform
Places: Western & Eastern Europe, Central Asia, Eurasia, Africa
Other experience: HR & Resources Director for BAE Systems (33,000 staff), ICT Director of British Telecom; Advisor to UK Dept Trade & Industry
Some of our Projects
Development and Validation of Global Competencies
Developed global competencies for primary health care practitioners in sexual and reproductive health care and rights for the WHO. Follow on project: global validation of the competencies using a Delphi study, plus support to organisations implementing the competencies.
Also carried out competency-based projects for dental hygienists, midwives, occupational therapists, psychiatric nurses, psychologists, respiratory therapists, and surgeons
Development of a global logistics learning strategy
Under phase 1 created a competency framework for humanitarian logisticians, for IFRC. Phase 2 involves developing competency-based capacity-building interventions.
Also carried out competency-based projects for the not-for-profit sector and the logistics sector.
HPass (formerly known as the Humanitarian Passport Initiative) https://hpass.org
Provided support to PHAP for the piloting of HPass. HPass enables humanitarian training and assessment providers to certify that they meet international standards, understand the Provider and Assessment Standards, digital credentials, and external audit.
CamProf was a partner in the EU-funded project to raise awareness and participation in digital micro credentials and certification of informal education. Mozilla Open Badges is a global open standard that allows all skills and achievements to be recognised and shared across the web. Schools, universities, employers and informal learning providers use open badges to capture unrecognised lifelong learning. OBN brought a European contribution to leadership of the world-wide Open Badge movement, facilitating recognition of non-formal and informal learning and creating employment and learning opportunities.
Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council (TRIEC)
Developed a competency framework for diversity and inclusion to assist TRIEC in helping employers make the most of the skills and talents of the Greater Toronto Area’s culturally diverse workforce www.triec.ca/competencies. CamProf also developed a blueprint for measuring inclusion, and evaluation tools to measure the impact of TRIEC services.
Federation of Law Societies of Canada (FLSC)
Conducted a comprehensive review of the National Committee on Accreditation (NCA) to enhance fair registration for internationally-educated law graduates. Assessed the initial screening, assessment and certification of the credentials of internationally-educated applicants who wish to practise law in common law jurisdictions in Canada. Two follow-on projects continued the progress towards competency-based education and assessment.
Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC) for the Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials (CICIC)
CamProf developed a competency profile for Canadian academic credential assessors, followed by a feasibility study for a web-based system to share key credential assessment information, and another on distance education for credential assessors. These projects provided the first ever comprehensive analysis of the academic credential assessor occupation.
A later project evaluated Canadian compliance with the Lisbon Recognition Convention on recognition of foreign credentials, in preparation for the UNESCO Global Convention on the Recognition of Higher Education Qualifications. www.cicic.ca/docs/2020/CamProf_report_Substantial_Agreement.pdf
UNILO and PROPOUND
Partner in two successive EU projects, working with the University of Granada and other top tier European universities. UNILO promoted the use of learning outcomes in European universities; PROPOUND promoted EU employability competencies in university post-graduate courses.
Financial Services in Europe
CamProf developed the European Financial Advisor competencies, qualification and web-based self-assessment, followed by the EQUALIFISE project piloting the European Qualifications Framework in the financial services sectors in 14 countries.
Psychology in UK and Europe
CamProf updated Standards of Competence for the British Psychological Society plus four follow-on projects including development of a pan-European professional qualification (EuroPsy), and a strategic study of the future direction of occupational psychology in UK - including a study of the labour market, an international bench-marking study, focus groups, visionary interviews. The project set a new standard for the development of professional institutions and their training and qualifications.
Construction in UK and Europe
CamProf completed many projects developing, evaluating and building on occupational standards for the UK Construction Industry Council. We also delivered the pan-European APL-Bud accreditation of prior learning project for the Polish construction sector which introduced RPL to Poland.
“I hired CamProf in 2017 for a complex project. They assembled a fantastic team of experts that not only met but exceeded my expectations. I have been working with CamProf ever since and they are one of the very best consultants I have collaborated with. They brought tremendous value to TRIEC and the competency model they have developed – Inclusive Workplace Competencies – is now used by organizations around the world.”
“It was a pleasure to work with CamProf. I particularly appreciated that they built a team specifically for our project needs.”
“In every respect we were very satisfied with the outcome of CamProf’s work as well as with the communication during the whole project time. We would be happy to employ you again or work with you in partnership in the future.”
“CICIC welcomes the report authored by CamProf and titled Substantial Agreement – Academic Credential Assessment in Canada: Implementation of the Lisbon Recognition Convention and Preparation for the UNESCO Global Convention. […] Although this analysis does not necessarily reflect the official policies, positions, or views […] it does provide useful insight into the implementation of conventions related to qualification recognition in Canada.”