ICT Professionalism

The ICS Foundation furthers the interests of the IT profession through professional development events and seminars and relevant, bespoke academic programmes. We encourage the adoption of IT as a career choice and ICT graduates. We contribute to the economic growth of Ireland by working to ensure that there is an adequately skilled population and workforce to sustain a professional level of work, service delivery and engagement with technology.

European e-competencies framework

The European e-Competence Framework (e-CF) provides a reference of 40 competences as required and applied at the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) workplace, using a common language for competences, skills and proficiency levels that can be understood across Europe.

As the first sector-specific implementation of the European Qualifications Framework, the e-CF fits for application by ICT service, demand and supply organizations, companies, for managers and HR departments, for education institutions and training bodies, including higher education, policy makers, public and private sectors.

The European e-Competence Framework provides a common language to describe the competences including skills and knowledge requirements of ICT professionals, professions and organizations at five proficiency levels, and is designed to meet the needs of businesses and other organizations in public and private sectors.

The e-CF was developed under the umbrella of the Workshop on ICT Skills, through a process of collaboration between experts and stakeholders from across Europe.

CEN/PC 428 was established to make the European e-Competence Framework (e-CF) a European standard (EN).  The committee is composed of delegates from the National Standardisation Bodies of 33 European countries.

Mary Cleary is a member at the CEN Workshop on ICT Skills and a delegate at CEN Project Committee 428 (PC 428)