Preface to the Mapping

The purpose of the preface is to explain the methods used to evaluate the quality of the mapping between Science Council’s CSci Competencies and those defined by the IMA for Chartered Mathematician.

The competencies listed for CMath fall into a number of categories: those prefixed M (Applying Mathematical Skills) or G (Generic) are expected to be exhibited by all applicants and have been used to map to Science Council competencies.

However, in addition to these are sector specific competencies [prefixed R, L S and B] which would be acquired by applicants who have gained their experience from working in particular sectors. These are competencies which might only be expected from applicants from within these sectors and so would not be expected from all applicants. An CMath applicant is likely to be able to describe skills which would fall into the sector specific categories but which may not map directly to Science Council competencies. These have been included against the competence considered most relevant.  In addition, evidence may be supplied against a CMath M or G type competence which can support a number of Science Council competencies that may have been otherwise satisfied in full by other M or G type competencies.

For the sake of completeness, competencies shown in italic script in the mapping tool will provide supplementary evidence. This will include both sector specific skills and M and G type competencies that may also be relevant but evidence derived from which is not essential to the mapping.

Definitions

Fully maps
The evidence provided by an applicant against the indicated competence statement(s) will clearly be sufficient to meet the CSci competence statement.
Partly maps
The evidence provided by an applicant against the indicated competence statement(s) might be sufficient to meet the CSci competence statement. However, it is dependent upon the particular evidence given by the applicant i.e. some registrants will meet the CSci competence and some will not.

Alongside the Science Council’s “Fully Met / Partly Met” a scale of 1 to 5 to provide a metric for assessment is used, where the match between the CSci & CMath competences is
1 = very poor      2 = poor      3 = acceptable     4 = good      5 = excellent

Application of knowledge and understanding

CSci Competence

CMath Competence(s)

Mapping

A1: Use specialist experiential knowledge and broader scientific understanding to optimise the application of existing and emerging science and technology M1 – Demonstrate the application of mathematical skills gained during a degree course. A mathematician seeking Chartered Mathematician status will need to demonstrate employment experience requiring the application of mathematical skills gained during a degree course.  For some this will involve advancing mathematics through fundamental research but for most, this involvement will be in applying mathematical skills to the development and provision of products, processes and services.

M2 – Demonstrate an understanding of the applications of mathematics in your employer’s area of business. Most mathematical employment will be based on the application of a subset of knowledge gained in a degree course.  This knowledge may require enhancement and an understanding of its applications in the employer’s areas of business.  Effective use of mathematics may require an understanding and some training in these business areas.

M3 – Demonstrate your skills of problem definition, analysis and solution. Use theoretical and practical methods in the analysis and solution of problems.

B2 – Demonstrate the implementation of a project related to your employment involving the application of mathematics. Demonstrate relevant commercial, communication and management expertise.

Fully – Scale 4

 

A2: Exercise sound judgement in the absence of complete information and in complex or unpredictable situations. M3 – Demonstrate your skills of problem definition, analysis and solution. Use theoretical and practical methods in the analysis and solution of problems.

M2 – Demonstrate an understanding of the applications of mathematics in your employer’s area of business. Most mathematical employment will be based on the application of a subset of knowledge gained in a degree course.  This knowledge may require enhancement and an understanding of its applications in the employer’s areas of business.  Effective use of mathematics may require an understanding and some training in these business areas

G1- Demonstrate sound judgements over complex issues, and communicate conclusions clearly to specialists and non-specialists orally and through presentations. Put yourself in their position as non-specialists and provide explanations in language they can understand

G8 – Demonstrate reliable estimating skills, including budgets and programmes.

Fully – Scale 4
A3: Demonstrate critical evaluation of relevant scientific information and concepts to propose solutions to problems M3 – Demonstrate your skills of problem definition, analysis and solution. Use theoretical and practical methods in the analysis and solution of problems.

 

Fully – Scale 5

Personal responsibility

CSci Competence

CMath Competence(s)

Mapping

B1: Work autonomously and take responsibility for the work of self and others G5- Work effectively in a team, including the ability to provide leadership as appropriate.

G3 – Use project management methodology to plan and organise projects effectively. Ideally, this should Include quality control and time management. Develop the necessary skills to manage projects to meet agreed standards, objectives and targets.

G8 – Demonstrate reliable estimating skills, including budgets and programmes.

R2 – Presenting at conferences and symposia

L1 – Carry out lecturing and tutorial activities.

S1 – Teach classes

B2 – Demonstrate the implementation of a project related to your employment involving the application of mathematics. Demonstrate relevant commercial, communication and management expertise.

Fully –Scale  4

 

B2: Promote and implement robust policies and protocols relating to health, safety and security G11Using your knowledge of current health & safety legislation, demonstrate a commitment to health, safety and risk management in the workplace.

G9 – Contractual Obligations

Partial – Scale 3
Demonstrating a commitment is significantly lower than promoting and implementationImplementation of robust H&S is implicit in meeting contractual obligations
B3: Promote and ensure compliance with all relevant regulatory requirements and quality standards G3 – Use project management methodology to plan and organise projects effectively. Ideally, this should Include quality control and time management. Develop the necessary skills to manage projects to meet agreed standards, objectives and targets.

G9 – Contractual Obligations

G11 – Using your knowledge of current health & safety legislation, demonstrate a commitment to health, safety and risk management in the workplace.

B2 – Demonstrate the implementation of a project related to your employment involving the application of mathematics. Demonstrate relevant commercial, communication and management expertise.

 

Fully – Scale 4

 

B4: Oversee the implementation of solutions with due regard to the wider environment and broader context. G3 – Use project management methodology to plan and organise projects effectively. Ideally, this should Include quality control and time management. Develop the necessary skills to manage projects to meet agreed standards, objectives and targets

B2 – Demonstrate the implementation of a project related to your employment involving the application of mathematics. Demonstrate relevant commercial, communication and management expertise.

Partial – Scale 3

But note that the detailed impact analysis of issues and the preparation of an outline business case requires a Project Manager to “assemble any relevant background information”

Interpersonal skills

 

CSci Competence

CMath Competence(s)

Mapping

C1: Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively with specialist and non-specialist audiences G1- Demonstrate sound judgements over complex issues, and communicate conclusions clearly to specialists and non-specialists orally and through presentations. Put yourself in their position as non-specialists and provide explanations in language they can understand

G2 – Communicate effectively in writing through letters, reports and proposals.

G7 Demonstrate constructive working relationships with others affected by your work (e.g. fund holders, suppliers, regulators, clients), including your influencing and negotiating skills.

L1 – Carry out lecturing and tutorial activities.

L5 – Work with colleagues in other disciplines.

S1 – Teach classes

Fully – Scale 5

 

C2: Demonstrate effective leadership through the ability to guide, influence, inspire and empathise with others G5 – Work effectively in a team, including the ability to provide leadership as appropriate

G7 Demonstrate constructive working relationships with others affected by your work (e.g. fund holders, suppliers, regulators, clients), including your influencing and negotiating skills.

L6 -Demonstrate empathy with students

S5 – Demonstrate an empathy  with students and young people

B2 – Demonstrate the implementation of a project related to your employment involving the application of mathematics. Demonstrate relevant commercial, communication and management expertise.

Fully – Scale 5

 

C3: Demonstrate the ability to mediate, develop and maintain positive working relationships G4 – Work effectively in a team. Demonstrate constructive working relationships with colleagues and others.

G7 Demonstrate constructive working relationships with others affected by your work (e.g. fund holders, suppliers, regulators, clients), including your influencing and negotiating skills.

R1 – Conduct research on your own initiative and in collaboration with others.

L4 – Contribute to admissions, examinations and other departmental activities.

L5 – Work with colleagues in other disciplines

Fully – Scale 5

 

Professional practice

CSci Competence

CMath Competence(s)

Mapping

D1: Scope, plan and manage multifaceted projects. G3 – Use project management methodology to plan and organise projects effectively. Ideally, this should Include quality control and time management. Develop the necessary skills to manage projects to meet agreed standards, objectives and targets. Fully – Scale 4
D2: Demonstrate the achievement of desired outcomes with the effective management of resources and risks. G3 – Use project management methodology to plan and organise projects effectively. Ideally, this should Include quality control and time management. Develop the necessary skills to manage projects to meet agreed standards, objectives and targets.

M3 – Demonstrate your skills of problem definition, analysis and solution. Use theoretical and practical methods in the analysis and solution of problems.
G8 – Demonstrate reliable estimating skills, including budgets and programmes.

B2 – Demonstrate the implementation of a project related to your employment involving the application of mathematics. Demonstrate relevant commercial, communication and management expertise.

Fully – Scale 4

 

D3: Take responsibility for continuous performance improvement both at a personal level and in a wider organisational context. G6 – Have an appreciation of personnel/ staff assessment and appraisal procedures.

G13 – Demonstrate a commitment to Continuing Professional Development

Fully – Scale 4

 

Professional standards

CSci Competence

CMath Competence(s)

Mapping

E1: Demonstrate understanding and compliance with relevant codes of conduct G12 – Comply with the IMA Code of Conduct and behave with integrity and in an ethical manner Fully – Scale 5
E2: Demonstrate a commitment to professional development through continuing advancement of own knowledge, understanding and competence G13 – Demonstrate a commitment to Continuing Professional Development.  This is included on the IPD form because a potential CMath holder must demonstrate a commitment to Continuing Professional Development. Fully – Scale 5