in administration>configuration>users>competences you can create competences. There are 3 types: skill, attitude, knowledge. And they can be yes/no or scored.
You can assign competences to specific users, or to roles. Say your role is a "technician" and you are supposed to achieve the "competence 1" in order to be a technician.
In that case, you have to complete the course that gives you the competence 1.
So you also have to link competences to courses or to specific tests.
Let's say we need to add a Health and Safety competence to some users in our IT staff
Log in as admin and got to admin area.
Chose: Menu > Users > Competences
[Optional] Add a new category, e.g. IT Staff
Chose "Add new competence"
[Optional] Assign to category created above
Name competence 'Health and Safety'
Select 'Knowledge' and 'Flag'
Now we need to assign some courses to this competency:
Chose E-Learning > E-Learning > Course
Find the course in the list, e.g. Manual Handling
Click the little box in the column under the star
Chose 'Add competence'
Check the box for the competence you created above
Chose 'Save Changes'
Now we need to assign some users to a competency:
Chose Main > Users > Company Roles
Here you can:
Add a new Role
Assign some users to the role
Assign the competency to the role
Hope that helps!
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