The European e-Competence Framework
The e-Competence Framework, is a tool to describe the skills of professionals in ICT-related roles.The e-CF is a reference for job and role descriptions, skill development, training and education.The framework has been developed by a large number of European ICT and HR experts in the context of the CEN Workshop on ICT Skills.The European e-Competence Framework is structured from four dimensions. These dimensions reflect different levels of business and human resource planning requirements in addition to job/ work proficiency guidelines.
The four dimensions of the e-CF are specified as follows:
- Dimension 1: 5 e-Competence areas, derived from the ICT business processes:
PLAN – BUILD – RUN – ENABLE – MANAGE
- Dimension 2: A set of reference e-Competences for each area, with a generic description for each competence. 36 competences identified in total provide the European generic reference definitions of the e-CF 2.0.
- Dimension 3: Proficiency levels of each e-Competence provide European reference level specifications on e-Competence levels e-1 to e-5, which are related to the EQF levels 3 to 8.
- Dimension 4: Samples of knowledge and skills relate to e-Competences in dimension 2. They are provided to add value and context and are not intended to be exhaustive.
The 40 e-competencies of the e-CF
Click on the competency code in the list for the full description.
e-Competence: Title + generic description
D.10 Information and Knowledge Management
identifies and manages structured and unstructured information and considers information distribution policies. Creates information structure to enable exploitation and optimisation of information for business benefit. Understands appropriate tools to be deployed to create, extract, maintain, renew and propagate business knowledge in order to capitalise from the information asset.
e-Competence proficiency levels (on e-CF levels e-1 to e-5, related to EQF levels 3 to 8
Analyses Business processes and associated information requirements and provides the most appropriate information structure.
Integrates the appropriate information structure into the corporate environment.
Correlates information and knowledge to create value for the business. Applies innovative solutions based on information retrieved.
|Knowledge examples||Knows/ Aware of/ Familiar with:
- K1 methods to analyse unstructured information and business processes
- K2 IT devices and tools applicable for the storage and retrieval of data
|Skills examples||Able to:
- S1 gather internal and external knowledge and information needs
- S2 formalise customer requirements
- S3 translate/ reflect business behaviour into structured information
- S4 make information available
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