A common approach to professional competency for regulators is being introduced in an ongoing project led by BRDO in partnership with the Regulatory Excellence Forum. It is closely linked with the relevant qualifications frameworks provided by the professional bodies, and supported by the main players in the local and national regulatory landscape, giving transparency and confidence to all. Its key features are:
- core, generic regulatory skills and leadership skills sections;
- technical knowledge sections, specific to areas of regulation;
- the Regulators’ Development Needs Analysis (RDNA) self-assessment tool;
- the Guidance for Regulators – Information Point (GRIP), designed to help meet the development needs identified; and
- a development process for regulators and managers.
The availability of a cost-effective means for regulators to address their development needs is helping to meet the challenge at both national and local level to maintain the professional competency of staff with limited resources. One key aim is to encourage and equip regulators to make greater use of their professional judgment and discretion, in order to maximise compliance in a way that is best suited to the particular circumstances.
For further information, please take a look at the pages in this part of the website. After you have done this, click on the links below to access the RDNA self-assessment tool and GRIP.