The Competences

The Competence Framework brings together the knowledge, skills and personal characteristics that make up competence in CLD practice. The Framework is used by practitioners, training providers and employers to reflect on, develop and strengthen practice.

The Framework comprises the 7 competences, 5 key attributes and the definition of a competent practitioner.

View the Description of Competent , critically reflective practitioners

View the Five Key Attributes

View descriptions of the purpose, context and indicators for the  7 Competences:-


Download the Competence framework : Competent Practitioner Framework (PDF)

Additional materials

Using the Competence Framework in Partnership (PDF)