I am looking for a framework/list of IT core competencies for staff. Ideally these would even be broken down into for the following groups of staff, but if not a generic one would be a starter.


  1. 1.       academic
  2. 2.       leaders and managerial
  3. 3.       researchers
  4. 4.       administrative, technical and professional support
  5. 5.       manual and ancillary











Does anyone have something like or know where I could start looking?

Gillian


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Hi Gillian,

Have you seen the "Skills for the Information Age": http://www.sfia.org.uk/

Mark
Hi Mark

Thanks for this. I have looked at this and it looks specific to IT professionals rather than general staff. However what I did find is the 1 day conference in December that I might go to. The sessions look interesting and the content will be applicable to all staff.

Regards

Gillian
Hi Gillian

Are you looking for specific statements about roles and IT skills? E-skills UK is a good contact as they are the sector skills agency for IT & Communications. They work closely with businesses and CBI to ensure IT skills and competence are what employers require of their workforce.

ITQ is the qualification for many employees - At 3 levels and with its flexibility it means businesses can even put together Units relevant to their industry to create bespoke IT qualifications for their company. It can also mean you can draw in specialist software or even other relevant qualifications to the business such as First Aid, Risk Analysis, Health and Safety..whatever is appropriate for the company.

I have experience of developing these specific 'flavours' of ITQ - one specifically aimed at teachers/trainers using mobile technologies drawing in Teacher Training qualifications or Train the Trainer accreditation. This flavour also permits the inclusion of Project management Unit for staff responsible for managing a team, a project and its outcomes.

Another 'flavour' is aimed at staff responsible for inclusion and diversity in their organisation and who support colleagues in their use of IT. This is called ITQ for Accessible IT Practice.

There is a Level 4 called IT Professionals - best info at City & Guilds - https://www.cityandguilds.com/40471.html

Am happy to chat and advise - di@didawson.co.uk
Hi Di

Thanks for your comments. I looked at ITQ quite some time ago and it was no where near as developed as it is now. Accessibility - great and specific ones for trainers/academics - brilliant. I will certainly look at this again.

Thanks

Gillian
SFIA's a possibility, but you'll need to drill down to the product level; I'd start with the certification programmes that are relevant for each job role - then use the certification objectives for each, and then do a sanity check in terms of what's missing - perhaps even do the sanity check against SFIA!
Hi Allan

Like Mark's reply it looks to me like it just for IT professionals and not the workforce as a whole. Still worth thinking about for that segment of staff and the one day conference looks worth a visit.

Thanks

Gillian
Hi Mike

Thanks for this, it certainly looks like we are doing a similar piece of work and could certainly benefit by speaking further on the topic.

I looked at Microsoft a long time ago and it was fairly basic then. I will have a look at it again.
Yes, I concur about the utilisation of the resource and am sure that hours are lost by that lack of understanding.

Regards

Gillian

Hi Mike

 

This sounds really interesting. Was it on IT skills? I do like the soudn of the approach - what were the pros and cons of that?

 

I also am interested in finding out more about the perception survey.

 

I look forward to hearing from you

 

Regards

 

Gillian

HI Mike

 

This sounds absolutely spot-on and just what I am looking for. 12000 users - wow. How many people did you interview, I am assuing a small representative sample.

 

My email address is g.d.fielding@salford.ac.uk

 

Regards

 

Gillian

Hi Mike

I've just re-read this and wondered how you'd researched.

Regards

Gillian
Hi Gillian,

You may also be interested in checking out the new BCE Skills Evaluation Tool: http://www.netskills.ac.uk/content/about/publicity/news/articles/ar...

Phil

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