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APM Competence Framework - Ratings

Use our ratings chart to assess your current level of knowledge and application for the 29 competences of the APM Competence Framework. Alternatively, use the our ratings to create your own ratings system.

To help rate your performance, it’s a good idea to consider the level of complexity of a change initiative that you manage. As a rule, a non-complex change initiative means clear objectives, low levels of risk and a limited number of interfaces and stakeholders. A complex change initiative, on the other hand, will typically have uncertain objectives, high levels of risk and/or innovation, and a large number of interfaces and stakeholders.

LEVEL ⓿ UNAWARE

KNOWLEDGE

Has no awareness of the knowledge needed for the competence.

APPLICATION

Has no awareness of the knowledge needed for the competence.

LEVEL ❶ AWARE

KNOWLEDGE

Has an awareness of the knowledge needed for the competence.

APPLICATION

As only awareness is required at this level, no application is expected.

LEVEL ❷ PRACTISED

APPLICATION

Applies the competence under supervision, primarily in noncomplex situations.

KNOWLEDGE

Has a working knowledge of, and can describe, the competence.

LEVEL ❸ COMPETENT

KNOWLEDGE

Has a comprehensive knowledge of the competence in situations of limited complexity.

APPLICATION

Applies the competence independently, primarily in situations of limited complexity.

LEVEL ❹ PROFICIENT

KNOWLEDGE

Has a detailed knowledge of the competence in complex situations and can critically evaluate and adapt as required.

APPLICATION

Applies the competence independently, primarily in complex situations.

Supervises others applying the competence.

LEVEL ❺ EXPERT

KNOWLEDGE

Has an in-depth knowledge of the competence in complex situations.

Can critically evaluate, adapt or develop new theories and/ or methods if required and educate others.

APPLICATION

Applies the competence independently, primarily in complex situations.

Recognised as an expert by other senior professionals, who is called on by others for advice on the competence.