The European ICT professional community is working towards a European Foundational Body of Knowledge for the ICT Profession (EU ICT BoK). The work is taking place in CEN Technical Committee (CEN/TC) 428, aiming at publishing a European-agreed EU ICT BoK Standard and supporting Technical Report User Guide in 2021.
The Body of Knowledge will complement the e-CF standard, used in the ICS career-tracker tool CareerPlus, which provides an efficient and broadly accepted common European language about ICT professional competence, the European ICT Foundational Body of Knowledge will make another key contribution to increase transparency and mature the ICT Profession across Europe.
Beyond basic knowledge clustered by specific areas of expertise, the European Foundational Body of Knowledge will establish an underpinning common body of knowledge shared by all ICT professionals regardless of speciality.
How to get involved
A European Foundational Body of Knowledge needs strong ICT sector engagement from both ICT qualification and workplace perspectives. Your personal experience and views are important. Get involved and have your say! The survey is open until 30 April 2020.
Participation does not necessarily require in-depth expertise. General views from a range of backgrounds will support working towards a pragmatic and well-founded Foundational Body of Knowledge for the ICT Profession relevant to qualifications, workplace development and digital skills policies for the European ICT sector.
This EU ICT BoK survey provides a key opportunity to share and bring together multiple viewpoints of relevance to the topic. The EU ICT BoK technical development work, engaging with interested stakeholders from ICT organisations, qualification providers and the digital skills policy landscape EU-wide, is planned to be finalised in October 2020 for publication by CEN in 2021:
European Norm (EN) “European Foundational Body of Knowledge for the ICT Profession – Part 1: The Body of Knowledge (ICT BoK)”
Technical Report (TR) “European Foundational Body of Knowledge for the ICT Profession - Part 2: Methodology and User Guide".