The Skills Framework for the Information Age (SFIA)
What is SFIA?
SFIA provides a common dictionary of definitions for recognisable IT skills (not jobs, not roles, but skills) which can then be built into standard job descriptions and role profiles that can be understood by anyone using the framework.
It is a model for describing IT practitioners’ skills and the different levels of competence or attainment exercised by IT practitioners.
Why use SFIA?
The overall purpose of SFIA is to assist organisations employing IT professionals to:
- reduce IT project risk by identify what skills are needed and what skills people have
- retain staff through recognition and reward of their capability
- make recruitment effective by selecting only staff who have the skills the organisation needs
- enhance the professionalism and effectiveness of the IT function.
This is accomplished by developing the right skills, by deploying them to best effect and by providing appropriate development and career paths for IT professionals.
SFIA can play an invaluable part in managing IT skills effectively and is suitable for use in any organisation that employs IT professionals, in any branch of industry or Government.
Our skills finder tool provides a quick and easy way to review the skills, skill levels and levels of responsibility. It’s invaluable for organisations using SFIA to support the management of their peoples’ skills and capabilities.
The Skills Framework for the Information Age is owned by The SFIA Foundation: www.sfia.org.uk
If you would like more information about SFIA and how you can use it within your organisation, please call us on 0118 912 1929 or email firstname.lastname@example.org