The Skills Framework for the Information Age (SFIA) was formally established in 2000. It has since become a worldwide phenomenon used in more than 200 countries.
SFIA is a tool which allows businesses to define and categorise IT skills consistently. This makes it easier to describe and grade your IT job roles, create IT job descriptions to a consistent format, accurately assess training needs for IT staff and recruit people with the right skills and knowledge for your specific IT roles.
As an accredited SFIA Partner , Consultancy and Trainer, we offer employers large and small across the private and public sectors the widest range of effective and proven SFIA products and services. These can be taken up individually or as part of a wider SFIA adoption programme.
‘ITSA’ – which stands for ‘IT Skills Analysis’, is an advanced SFIA self assessment tool. Through a unique form of adaptive questioning, which ensures that participants take the quickest route through the questionnaire, ITSA will identify a person’s SFIA level, reveal the skills they deploy in their current role, and allow a verifier, such as a line manager, to interactively compare the outcome to business needs and rate an individual’s competence.
Job Role Mapping – align your organisation’s IT job descriptions to SFIA by mapping them against SFIA’s 102 skills and 7 levels of responsibility using our unique electronic mapping tool – the SFIA ‘Job Role Builder’. You can do this yourself – or, to save time, ask us to do it for you.
Online SFIA Skills Tests – no other provider of SFIA products and services offers objective skills tests, mapped to the SFIA Framework, which assess the competence of IT professionals. Our wide range of online SFIA Skills Tests will help you to identify gaps in skills and knowledge amongst your existing IT professionals, or to test candidates during recruitment exercises. Through ‘SFIA 100+, you can choose from over 100 generic skills tests, all mapped to SFIA, ideal for recruitment. Alternatively, we can build custom SFIA-based tests for you, which will test people for the specific IT professional job roles that exist in your organisation using the SFIA international best practice as the benchmark.
SFIA On-Demand Training – as an Accredited SFIA Training Partner, we deliver SFIA awareness training days which we can tailor to your organisation’s needs and deliver on your premises. We also run online ‘virtual’ training sessions for small businesses or individuals wishing to gain a better understanding of SFIA. Our approved SFIA Consultancy training day is the first step to becoming an accredited SFIA consultant and we deliver it online over two half-days, on a one-to-one basis or for small groups.
SFIA Consultancy – pick and mix your way to success with SFIA by selecting from any of our consultancy components – from a single mapped job role to a complete organisation-wide SFIA implementation plan and delivery of that plan. We have a pool of accredited SFIA consultants to call upon, depending on your requirements.
Whatever your needs, to make a no-obligation enquiry, complete our enquiry form or give us a call on 01249 444111.