BRAIN FOOD: Words-worth Competency

BRAIN FOOD: Words-worth Competency - Competence is no longer enough. You now need 'competency'. American in origin, competency means skills applied commercially and not for their own sake. Opening the post is good old-fashioned competence; firing off a sa

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Last Updated: 09 Oct 2013

Competence is no longer enough. You now need 'competency'. American in origin, competency means skills applied commercially and not for their own sake. Opening the post is good old-fashioned competence; firing off a sales letter is competency. Which makes competency a boon, especially for those teaching it and testing it. For most Britons, though, competence and competency will always be the same thing, as they have since the 16th century.

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