A new Technical Specification fosters ICT education in Europe

To aid in the development of a European Professional ICT workforce, it is important to provide education and training fit to meet the requirements of the ICT professional community. This requires enhanced approaches to address the education of new and existing ICT practitioners and the need for continuous professional development.

Technical Specification CEN/TS 17699 ‘Guidelines for developing ICT Professional Curricula as scoped by EN 16234-1 (e-CF)’ is designed to address ICT professionalism through education. It guides curriculum and learning programme developers through the process of forming ICT practitioner courses and programmes, along a pathway to support the development of a competent, professional European ICT workforce.


This Technical Specification provides guidance on the design/redesign, development and maintenance of a curriculum or learning programme to achieve alignment or compliance with EN 16234-1:2019  ‘e-Competence Framework (e-CF)’. The TS provides a methodology deploying the application of educational profiles as a step-by-step approach for verifying the alignment of programme content with the competences articulated in EN 16234-1 (e-CF).


CEN/TS 17699 was developed by CEN/TC 428 ‘ICT Professionalism and Digital Competences’, whose Secretariat is held by UNI.





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