COMPETENCY LEVEL DEFINITIONS
We use competency levels to differentiate how much experience candidates have.
These levels are derived from the tried and tested Dreyfus matrix of skills acquisition and are summarised in the definitions below.
You can read more about the Dreyfus model of skills acquisition here on Wikipedia
Intuitive grasp of situations based on deep understanding.
Develops approach for new situations.
Outside box thinking.
Has an authoritative or deep holistic understanding, deals with routine matters intuitively, able to go beyond existing interpretations, achieves excellence with ease.
Perceives deviations from normal patterns.
Has a deep understanding, sees actions holistically, can achieve a high standard routinely.
Copes with multiple priorities.
Some perception of actions in relation to goals.
Has a good working and background understanding, sees actions at least partly in context, able to complete work independently to a standard that is acceptable though it may lack refinement.
Limited situational perception.
Has a working understanding, tends to see actions as a series of steps, can complete simpler tasks without supervision.
Rigid adherence to rules.
No discretionary judgement.
Has an incomplete understanding, approaches tasks mechanistically and needs supervision to complete them.
If you have any questions about levels of competency please call Mike Johnson on 0333580442 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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