Digital, Data and Technology Profession Capability Framework
This Capability Framework describes the job roles in the Digital, Data and Technology (DDaT) Profession and provides details of the skills needed to work at each role level. Our pathways are aligned to the skills levels within the framework.
There are 4 skill levels which indicate the level of expertise required for the job role/course:
- Awareness. You know about the skill and have an appreciation of how it is applied in the environment.
- Working. You can apply your knowledge and experience of the skill, including tools and techniques. You can adopt those most appropriate for the environment.
- Practitioner. You know how to share your knowledge and experience of this skill with others, including tools and techniques. You can define those most appropriate for the environment.
- Expert. You have both knowledge and experience in the application of this skill. You are a recognised specialist and adviser in this skill including user needs, generation of ideas, methods and tools. You can lead or guide others in best-practice use.
About our pathways
The development of digital skills, capability and talent can often be a confusing landscape. Our pathways are not intended to be prescriptive, but rather to illustrate breadth and depth of learning and indicate skills progression across DDaT job roles.
The horizontal pathways (left to right) are progressive and gradually increase depth of learning, whereas the vertical pathways (top to bottom) are an additional ‘nice to have’. By completing all courses in a pathway, you’ll meet the learning objectives as described. Our courses are mapped to specific skills and these are listed on the course information page.
The following pathways are available:
Our pathways are in live Beta. If you have any feedback, please send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is DDaT?
DDaT means the Digital, Data and Technology profession.
What is the DDaT Profession Capability Framework?
It described the digital, data and technology (DDaT) roles in government and the skills needed to do them. Find out more here: Digital, Data and Technology Profession Capability Framework – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
What are the DDaT job families and roles?
The DDaT profession is divided into 7 job families, and each family consists of various job roles.
Where can I learn more about DDaT careers and vacancies?
Scotland’s future will be forged in a digital world. A world in which digital skills and technologies will transform our lives. You can learn more about DDaT careers and vacancies within the Scottish Government by visiting Digital, Data and Technology Jobs – Digital Jobs.
The new learning pathways will help digital professionals identify the best courses to support their development and career progression within Scotland's thriving public sector.
Roz Britton, Digital Talent and Capability Lead at the Scottish Government