Example Competency Frameworks

There are few formal competency frameworks in the UK and most are in the public sector. There are, however, a number of Institutions and Professional bodies that provide competency frameworks for their members. By their nature they tend to be generic and therefore may not be detailed enough to meet a specific organisational need. They can provide useful research and ideas for the types of framework you want to implement in your organisation. A few examples are listed below:-

Civil Service

Professional Skills for Government: http://www.civilservice.gov.uk/about/improving/psg

Ministry of Justice: http://www.justice.gov.uk/jobs/current-vacancies/competency-framework

Cabinet Office: http://www.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/resource-library/cabinet-office-competency-frameworks


NHS

National Prescribing Centre: http://www.npc.co.uk/improving_safety/improving_quality/resources/single_comp_framework.pdf

Clinical Leadership Competency Framework: http://www.institute.nhs.uk/building_capability/building_leadership_capability/clinical_leadership_competency_framework_project.html

IT Profession – Skills Framework for the Information Age (SFIA)

http://www.sfia.org.uk

Institution of Civil Engineers

http://www.ice.org.uk/qualification-careers/Competency-Framework-Assessment

Institution of Mechanical Engineers

http://www.imeche.org/membership/professional-development/Career-development/Competence-framework

Institution of Engineering and Technology

http://www.theiet.org/factfiles/isa/comp-frame-page.cfm

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