Career paths, competencies and development opportunities in the government project delivery profession
The Project Delivery Capability Framework (PDCF) describes the job roles, capabilities and learning for Project Delivery Professionals across government in the UK. It contains four elements:
- A Career Pathway/common set of job roles
- A set of Competencies
- A signpost for Development opportunities specific to job roles
- the criteria and process to obtain Accreditation as a Government Project Delivery Professional.
The PDCF is for all Project Delivery Professionals or aspiring professionals. It gives, as part of the large and diverse project delivery community, a common language to describe job roles, and the knowledge, skills and abilities needed to perform project work across all areas of government. It helps users to reflect on capabilities and development needs (or those of a team) and alongside the completion of the Government Online Skills Tool supports Government Project Delivery Profession Accreditation.
Using the framework, users can align with one of the project delivery job roles. Each job role lists the required capabilities and capability levels for the role. Users then assess themselves against these to identify areas of strength and development.
The Capability Framework is also the first step in the accreditation process and additionally sets out a range of learning opportunities to help in professional development towards the next level or a different area of expertise.
Source: Adapted from Infrastructure Projects Authority, Project Delivery Capability Framework, 2021