2.C Abilities to possess


For the abilities to be acquired (and hence the trainee/employee to 'possess', the idea is to follow the same scheme adopted for the tasks: to make a list of professional abilities to score their relevance and to what level, for the jobs concerned.

STEP 1 Compose a list of abilities to select from and put them at the level required for the job at hand.

STEP 2 In the QSE-VET project, the profiles produced have two levels of clustering: by type of abilities and by substantive affinity . However, the number and variety within these two categories need further clustering for transparency and presentation purposes.

Cluster the list of abilities by similarity and sort into the following 5 categories:

  1. Personality/attitude/behavioural competences
  2. General knowledge and skills
    This category can be compared with the EU key competencies
  3. Specific (sector/job) knowledge and skills
    This category tends to be well described and covered by qualifications
  4. Mental and physical capabilities
    Elaboration of the items mentioned in the characterization
  5. Diplomas and certificates
    Many occupations require certain registrations or personal certificates - such as a driving license for chauffeurs, for instance.

STEP 3: fill the various categories with (clusters of) abilities

Make reference to the following table to list the abilities required for the three jobs concerned.

Professional abilities for …SECTOR

levels of competence

A: Basic  Works under supervision, assisting to others, mostly simple and frequent/known activities, low risk
B: Advanced Self-reliant, can deal with most issues and solve most problems
C: Expert Is specialist in this field, can help, lead, guide and teach others

Job 1

Job 2

Job 3


Sort of abilities

Ability cluster


















The three examples available in QSE-VET project are annexed to these guidelines:

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