Data Skills Framework: A generic approach to assessing and developing data related competencies and skills 2018
The Data Skills Framework is designed to be generic and it covers the full range of data-related competencies from identifying data needs to visualisation of outputs. Seven core themes are described with three levels within each (foundation, intermediate and advanced). “Foundation” should be relatively easy to reach, this will encourage a wide number of staff to develop a broad understanding.
Within each of the competencies the precise knowledge of the individual will vary depending on their role and the domain they work within. Additionally, the familiarity with specific tools will be important. When implementing the framework additional context will be needed and an example is included to highlight this. The overarching framework helps to identify potential flexibility (e.g. potential to move staff between domains), it also allows the overall capability of the organisation to be assessed.
Resource type Publication
Topic category Environment
Reference date 2018·12·01
Heeley, L. & Wilkinson, S., (2018), Data Skills Framework: A generic approach to assessing and developing data related competencies and skills, JNCC Report No. 590, JNCC, Peterborough, ISSN 0963-8091.
Data-related competencies and skills are only one aspect of the overall skill set an individual requires to be effective in a role.
Digital and Data Solutions, JNCC publisher
Limitations on public access No limitations
Use constraints Available under the Open Government Licence 3.0
Metadata date 2019·08·01
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Digital and Data Solutions, JNCC