The Framework, published by Skills Development Scotland in July 2012, describes career management skills set around 4 themes:
- Self – developing a sense of self in society
- Strengths – acknowledging and building on one’s strengths and experiences
- Horizons – visualising futures, and planning and realising them
- Networks – developing support relationships and networks.
The skills are presented as “I” statements accompanied by descriptions of behaviours that demonstrate the possession of such skills. The Framework is intended to assist the design and development of resources to support the development of such skills in a variety of learning settings (school to adult), and to provide a common language in Scotland for all organisations involved in the delivery of careers information, advice and guidance. The publication gives advice on ways to implement the Framework.