15 Case studies

Illustrative case studies from relevant market perspectives

To support e-CF application within multiple environments, a series of illustrative case studies provide examples, benefits and hints of how to make best use of the e-CF.

They relate to practical e-CF application experiences and have been elaborated together with e-CF applying organizations Europe-wide.

Case study Title Key perspectives Access
A e-CF in large ICT demand organizations
  • Job profile creation
  • Internal ICT staff development
  • Cross company and cross border common language
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B e-CF in a corporate/ ICT supplier environment
  • e-CF for consultants
  • Identifying training needs
  • Training development
  • Competence gap identification
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C e-CF for SME’s – competence need analysis and managerial dashboard
  • Application in a micro enterprise environment
  • e-CF as a marketing aid
  • e-CF as a business development tool
  • Competence need analysis
  • Linking business strategy and competence development
  • Develop or buy new competences
  • e-CF for SME consultants
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D SME competence assessment and business card creation based upon the e-CF
  • SME competence self-assessment
  • Business card creation
  • Business capability
  • e-CF for SME consultants
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E e-CF to build SME job descriptions
  • Job description development
  • Intercompany communication
  • Recruitment aid
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F e-CF for qualification providers
  • Matching education supply to market needs
  • The difference between competence development and traditional learning
  • Student motivation from a competence approach
  • EQF and e-CF compliance
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G e-CF in a certification environment
  • Matching certification supply to market needs
  • Increasing transparency in the European e-Skills landscape
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H e-CF for ICT professional self-assessment
  • Self-assessment
  • CV / Self promotion
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I e-CF for linking e-curricula supply and demand
  • Competence connected to learning outcomes
  • e-CF and EQF compliance
  • Personal career development
  • Competence based e-curriculum
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K e-CF for ICT professional associations
  • Assessment
  • Benchmark criteria
  • Community building
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L e-CF for ICT training quality improvement
  • Specialised competences
  • Specialist role development
  • Matching education supply and demand
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M e-CF for assessment and career tools
  • Assessing an ICT professional’s capability
  • Recognition of formal and informal learning
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N e-CF for National and EU policy makers
  • Ensuring qualified ICT workforce in a long-term
  • Communication between policy makers and ICT businesses
  • Curricula building
  • Cross-European common language
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O e-CF to relate or integrate to other frameworks
  • e-CF use in an established structure
  • Relating the e-CF to other frameworks
  • Relating workplace and qualification perspective by EQF and e-CF
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P e-CF for European ICT professional creation
  • Including competence into a job Profile
  • Communication between HR, management and ICT professionals
  • Building and linking local profiles to a recognised European structure
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