The Profession Map – Your route to success

Every quality professional’s career is different. But a shared set of capabilities underpins them all.

In 2016 the CQI and IRCA launched the Competency Framework, helping quality professionals to plan their development and fulfil their potential. Now, in 2023, it has launched the Profession Map, designed to sit at the heart of your professional development.

Building on the previous Competency Framework, the Profession Map is a practical and navigable tool that allows you to explore the competencies required to succeed as a quality professional. The existing five competencies (CGAIL) Context, Governance, Assurance, Improvement and Leadership, remain at the core of the map, but the content has been expanded to reflect the changing nature of the profession. Risk, ESG and Quality 4.0 are included for the first time. This means that you’re able to access the contextual detail you need to stay up to date with the latest industry developments, ensuring that you’re well prepared for any challenge that comes your way.

The Profession Map helps:

  • Quality professionals to plan and advance their careers
  • Employers of quality professionals to support and develop their people
  • The profession to have a common language and approach to professional competence, ensuring it can meet the challenges of the future
  • The world understand what quality professionals do.

CQI and IRCA Certified Training is aligned with the five competencies (CGAIL) in the Profession Map

CQI membership and IRCA registration grades are assessed against the Profession Map to ensure individuals are recognised against the most relevant skills and competencies.

Find out more about the Profession Map by accessing the below resources on the CQI and IRCA website.