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 framework 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 skills for IT staff, and recruit people with the right skills and knowledge for your specific IT roles.
As an accredited Partner, Consultancy, and Training provider, we offer businesses 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.
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 planned and delivered. We have a global pool of accredited SFIA consultants to call upon.
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.
I.T. Skills Analysis
It is an advanced SFIA self assessment tool which, through a unique form of adaptive questioning, will allow you to:
- Identify a person’s SFIA level
- Reveal the skills they deploy in their current role
- Allow a verifier, such as a line manager, to interactively compare the outcome to business needs and rate an individual’s competence.
Job Role Builder
The Job Role Builder tool is a unique electronic mapping tool that can align your organisation’s IT job descriptions to SFIA by mapping them against SFIA’s 102 skills and the 7 levels of responsibility. You can do this yourself – or, to save time, ask us to do it for you.
Objective Skills Test
No other provider of SFIA products and services offers objective skills tests, mapped to the SFIA framework, that assess the competency of I.T. professionals. We have a wide range of pre-built assessments ready to go. Alternatively we can build custom SFIA-based assessments to your specific requirements.