The Skill IT for Youth Competence Framework includes knowledge areas related to ICT, digital and social media, and identifies the competences needed by non-formal educators to be effective in these areas. The focus of the Framework is to equip them with the relevant practice skills and attitudes to support their students in acquiring Digital Competence themselves, including information, media and technology skills of course but also broader innovation skills and generally 21st Century Skills that enhance employability as well as personal wellbeing. This Framework is innovative in developing relevant Digital Skills attainment standards for non-formal education; it can also impact VET organisations beyond the individual educator, by supporting HR policies, training and investment planning. The associated online self-assessment tool can be used by them to identify the competences they lack or need to improve, or those that they already acquired and use at a good level.
The Competence Framework for Digital Youth Work Practice was developed within Skill IT for Youth project, run under Erasmus+ Programme by Youth Work Ireland (Ireland), Camara Education (Ireland), Norsensus Mediaforum (Norway), Fundatia Danis (Romania) and Fundacja Samodzielni Robinsonowie (Poland).