This is probably in the documentation somewhere but, truth be told, I'm not totally sure how to succinctly Google it so I figured I'd ask here 🙂
Here's my situation: I'm trying to use competency frameworks and learning plans to track a few levels of certification. We have three levels, call them the basic level, intermediate level, and the advanced level. For certification, they require courses as follows:
Basic Certification: Basic Course + 1 Advanced Course
Intermediate Certification: Basic Course + 3 Advanced Courses
Advanced Certification: Basic Course + 5 Advanced Courses
The Advanced Courses are not specific to each level, and the important part is the number of courses taken not which courses those are.
Where I'm struggling is what the best practice is here to relate each certification level to a competence framework. My initial thought would be to have the framework structure as follows:
- Basic Course
- Advanced Courses
- Advanced Course A
- Advanced Course B
- Advanced Course C
- Advanced Course D
- Advanced Course E
This seemed great, especially since I can use competency rules to mark proficiency on the parent - so, make each course worth 1 point, and set a rule to complete advanced courses when 1 or 3 or 5 points are reached. The problem, though, comes with figuring out how to draw from the same set of advanced courses for each level. I know I could do it by having a second-level competency for each level and a different rule on each, but that seems like it would involve a lot of recreating and cross-linking third-level competencies so it seems like there ought to be a better way.
Hopefully that all made sense. Any ideas?