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Managing competency scales

Competency scales enable you to define the criteria by which a competency can be measured. There is a competency scale set up in the system by default called Competency Scale. This scale has three values; competent, competent with supervision, not competent.

Creating a competency scale

  1. In Site Administration > Hierarchies > Competencies:
  2. Select Manage Competencies.
  3. Scroll to the bottom of the Competency Frameworks page and click Add a new scale under Competency scale.
  4. Enter a name for your competency scale.
  5. Enter your scale values, one value per line.

    We recommend you enter them with the highest value first through to the lowest value, e.g. competent, competent with supervision, not competent. Scale values are used to describe a learner’s progress for a competency.
  6. You can add a description if required.
  7. Click Save changes.
  8. Your new competency scale is now added and you are able to set the default value and the proficient value.
    1. The last scale value entered during set up is default value which displays on a learner’s record of learning.
    2. The ‘Proficient value’ is the value automatically assigned to the learner when they complete the assigned course(s). By default the first scale value is entered/used.
  9. To set the Default value click the correct values and click Update at the bottom of the column (Note, if you forget this step the setting reverts back to the original default setting).
  10. To set the ‘Proficient value’ click Edit next to the value you want to make the proficient value.
  11. Click the Proficient value checkbox.
  12. Click All competency scales to return to the Manage Competencies page.

Your competency scale is now set up and ready to use.

Editing a competency scale

Once you have set up a competency scale, you are able to edit it.

  1. In Site Administration > Hierarchies > Competencies:
  2. Select Manage Competencies.
  3. Scroll to the bottom of the Competency Frameworks page and click Edit in the Options column, next to the competency scale you wish to edit.
  4. Make the changes required and click Save changes.

You can also edit the competency scale values.

  1. In Site Administration > Hierarchies > Competencies:
  2. Select Manage Competencies.
  3. Scroll to the bottom of the Competency Frameworks page and click the name of the competency you wish to edit the scale values of, the scale details page appears.
  4. Click Edit next to the value you wish to change.
  5. Click Add new scale value to add a value to your scale.
  6. Click All competency scales to return to the Manage Competencies page.

Deleting a competency scale

You are not able to delete a competency scale that is currently in use.
  1. In Site Administration > Hierarchies > Competencies:
  2. Select Manage Competencies.
  3. Scroll to the bottom of the Competency Frameworks page and click Delete in the Options column.
  4. A warning message appears. Click Yes to confirm.
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