Competency Based Development

Competency Based Development

What we do.

We partner with you to identify, develop, and source the competencies that provide you with a competitive advantage.

How do we work with you?

  • We identify the strengths of competent performers in your business those that achieve tangible results for the organization.
  • We validate the competency by providing evidence of the link between the performance and positive correlation to business outcomes.
  • We design simple yet effective competency frameworks that focus upon the core competencies required to effect change.
  • We design competency based learning and development.
  • We assist you in piloting your competency based initiative.
  • We support the integration of a competency based approach with existing HR processes including recruitment, performance management, learning and development.


Our approach combines your knowledge of the business with research into future trends and best practice in your sector which is matched against the challenges that people currently face to identify the skills behaviours and essential mindsets that will enable people to adapt and generate more complex solutions to business issues.


Positive Correlation to Business Outcomes

The logic that every competency model is based on starts with the assumption that certain behaviors impact organizational outcomes, which drive business success. These behaviours are strengths and this is where we focus when identifying the competencies.

Simple and Effective

An effective competency model needs to be thorough enough to cover the fundamental behaviors that will contribute to organizational success. The key to having people value, remember and utilize the model is keeping it simple.


 What this means is your organisation benefits from its ability to target, nurture and develop the skills that will differentiate and provide a competitive advantage.



Customers Who Benefit From Our Competency Based Development Services Include:


Global Reach

Spectrain’s customers occupy a range of sectors including oil and gas, telecommunications, chemicals, banking & finance and automotive manufacturing.What they all appreciate is our strategic and innovative approach to identifying the competencies required to support business growth.

Read our latest article if you are interested in cultivating and exploiting core competencies for strategic advantage 

 Have Confidence in our Competence!

Identifying competencies is an activity that contributes to your strategic aims. When guided by a skilled and experienced business partner the activity will enable you to map those business competencies that are of strategic significance and those that are required for a sustainable future. Competency based development need not be complex. Many organisations start simply by identifying the competencies required by individuals in specific teams.

Below are some recent testimonials from valued customers:

Hello Joy, I just wanted to drop you a quick note to thank you very much for all the effort you have put into working with us. I feel we made great strides last Tuesday and it’s only since I’ve had a chance to really think it through today that I fully appreciate the progress we made.
I especially appreciated how you were able to question us so thoroughly and deep dive into what really matters in our organisation. You seem to have a really good ‘grasp’ of how we do things and how it fits together at Jaguar Land Rover which is not easy! I’ll continue to review your inspirational materials and thank you again..
Louise Harrison, Jaguar Landrover Powertrain Capability
We had our first workshop on Monday and it went incredibly well The Organisational Capabilities you challenged us to set have really landed well and seem to be working for our teams in practice, so it’s all starting to feel very ‘real’ now – all very exciting! 
Ruth Noake, Jaguar Landrover
Joy developed competency frameworks for our leadership and administration roles. She further developed training programmes mapped to the competencies to enable our employees to demonstrate and receive feedback on their performance and to identify development needs. Joy’s work provided the foundation for ongoing development of our performance and succession management strategy. Top Qualities Personable, An Expert, with High Integrity.
Robert Hirst, Yemen LNG Company

Business Aspirations Are Realised When Your Strategy Is Responsive And Supported By The Competence To Act Appropriately. Are You Confident In Your Competence? Contact Us We Are Here To Listen



Spectrain’s Standards and Awards

Spectrain The Award Winning Training Company Can be Found on The BILD Register: The Register of Quality Mark Holders – Spectrain are proud to hold The Learning Providers Mark of Distinction
Our executive coaching and mentoring activities provide support and guidance generating greater confidence while developing competence

Spectrain are Recognised By

British Institute for Learning & Development
British Institute for Learning & Development
Joy Wilson at Spectrain is a Fellow of The British Institute for Learning and Development and Spectrain hold The BILD Quality Mark.
Institute of Leadership and Management
Institute of Leadership and Management
Spectrain are recognised by the ILM as providers of accredited competency based training programmes.
Certified Learning Practitioners
Certified Learning Practitioners
Spectrum Training Services are Certified Learning Practitioners. The standard involves assessment to verify our consistent competence and professionalism in respect to our Personal, Operational and Commercial  approach to business transactions.