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Training course programme for framework developers


Programme for a 5 days short course that provides industry, VET and professional body personnel/ experts with the knowledge, skills and techniques to construct relevant and effective professional standards and competence frameworks or occupational profiles for their sector.


  • Concepts and models of competence; internal and external approaches
  • Key properties – contextual coverage, resilience to change, non-discrimination, appropriate level of detail, effective communication
  • Level of occupational complexity, threshold level and level of progression
  • Choosing and using different methods for researching and developing the content of competence frameworks
  • Structuring competence frameworks
  • Writing competence statements – including logic, clarity of language, assessability
  • Common problems and pitfalls
  • Consultation and trialling, including sample selection, methods, limiting factors including response effect and selective bias, analysis and use of results.