How mapping works

Standard industry role profiles and a mapping taxonomy tool have been developed by industry to ensure an accessible, transparent and thorough understanding of the base technical skills that are needed within the job roles across the engineering and construction industry.

As a stakeholder or employer, you will have access to this mapping taxonomy tool, which is fully downloadable so you can use it within your existing Competence Management System (CMS) – or, alternatively, this can provide the base requirements of technical competence for building a CMS.

This clear insight provides assurance of Connected Competence and allows a clear path to adoption as a recognised industry standard. The result is that everyone who achieves Connected Competence will be working to a guaranteed base level in their discipline, no matter their current role or sector.

As an enabler of Connected Competence, the ECITB reviews, monitors and updates all technical tests which are aligned to National Occupational Standards (NOS) to ensure they are reflective and relevant to current industry practice.

Complementing your competence management system

As an employer, you’re likely to use a CMS, so we want to ensure that the Connected Competence base standard is easily recognised within your systems without adding any additional layers.

Therefore, we have created an interactive accessible tool, which can help download the information you require to provide the mapping of Connected Competence within your current competence requirements.

Connected Competence is aligned to the performance criteria of National Occupational Standards.

NOS specify standards of performance that individuals are expected to achieve in their chosen occupational discipline. They include statements of skills, knowledge and behaviours required for a person to be able to undertake a job role effectively in that field of work. The ECITB is the custodian of NOS for the engineering and construction industry, and these are developed in conjunction with industry employers and other key stakeholders. It also ensures the NOS are kept up to date and relevant with current industry practice.


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