Guidance

Skill levels for digital, data and technology roles

Find out about the skill levels that apply to role descriptions in the Digital, Data and Technology Profession Capability Framework.

For each job role level (for example, content designer, senior content designer, head of content) in the Digital, Data and Technology Profession Capability Framework, you will find a list of skills, each of which has a skill level assigned to it.

These 4 skill levels tell you about the level of expertise required for the job role at that level:

  • Awareness. You know about the skill and have an appreciation of how it is applied in the environment.
  • Working. You can apply your knowledge and experience of the skill, including tools and techniques. You can adopt those most appropriate for the environment.
  • Practitioner. You know how to share your knowledge and experience of this skill with others, including tools and techniques. You can define those most appropriate for the environment.
  • Expert. You have both knowledge and experience in the application of this skill. You are a recognised specialist and adviser in this skill including user needs, generation of ideas, methods and tools. You can lead or guide others in best-practice use.

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Published 7 January 2020