Competency assessment LEDA

(modified)

The assessment of knowledge, skills, competency and behaviours by any means whether formal or informal against frameworks such as SFIA. The evaluation, selection, adoption and adaptation of assessment methods, tools, and techniques considering the context of the assessment and how the results of the assessment are to be used. The alignment of assessments with ethical, legal and regulatory requirements.

Guidance notes

Assessments may be performed in a number of contexts, such as, but not limited to  assessing impact of learning/educational activities, recruitment, career progression, accreditation, professional development planning. Ethical, legal and regulatory requirements are specifically mentioned because of the personal data used as input or outputs of assessments.

Competency assessment: Level 6

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Champions the importance and value of assessment and of appropriate assessment methods, tools and techniques. Develops organisational policies, standards, and guidelines for assessments. Leads in the introduction and use of assessment methodologies and tools. Determines the need for internal and/or external consistency and reliability of assessment outcomes and how this can be achieved across different user groups.

Competency assessment: Level 5

(modified)

Provides advice and guidance on the selection, adoption and adaption of appropriate assessment methods, tools and techniques. Plans assessments based on the context of the assessment and how the results of the assessment are to be used. Manages execution of assessments to ensure they deliver the required outcomes with acceptable quality. Manages reviews of the benefits and value of assessment methods and tools. Identifies and recommends improvements to assessment methods and tools.

Competency assessment: Level 4

(modified)

Performs routine and non-routine assessments of knowledge, skill, competency or behaviour using specified methods. Provides advice and guidance to support adoption of assessment methods and tools. Reviews and improves usage and application of assessment methods and tools.

Competency assessment: Level 3

(modified)

Performs routine assessments of knowledge, skill, competency or behaviour using specified methods.