INDI 4.1.3 Guidance

1 The 3 kinds of competency elements against which an individual is to be assessed as competent or not are:
•   the individual's skills (what he or she ought to be able to do)
•   the individual's knowledge (what he or she ought to know or to have by way of qualifications)
•   the individual's experience (what he or she has previously done, if anything).
2 The competency elements are to be used in making assessments under rule 4.1.1 (Customer-facing function¡Xfirms' competence and fitness assessments)
3 The firm must decide whether the individual has the competencies required to perform the function, taking into account the circumstances of the case and the individual's role.
4 The following are examples of levels of experience that the firm may use when assessing the individual's competence:
•   for a junior role — up to 2 years' experience performing the function or a similar role
•   for a mid-level role — more than 2 years', and up to 10 years', experience
•   for a senior role — more than 10 years' experience.
Derived from QFCRA RM/2014-5 (as from 1st January 2015)