Managing and developing skills is a crucial process to both individuals and employers.
Professional development against a recognised standard is critical for the effective assessment, recruitment, deployment, outsourcing, retention and reward of IT practitioners.
SFIAplus can be used to:
SFIAplus also forms the basis of a range of online browser-based professional development products and services for both individuals and employers.
We have developed a career framework which illustrates how our certification supports career development, showing progression through the SFIAplus levels and alignment with our membership grades.
The Skills Framework for the Information Age (SFIA) is the high level UK Government backed competency framework describing the roles within IT and the skills needed to fulfil them.
It is constructed as a two dimensional matrix.
SFIAplus contains the SFIA framework of IT skills plus detailed training and development resources to provide the most established and widely adopted IT skills, training and development model reflecting current industry needs.
For each SFIA skill, SFIAplus contains EIGHT additional skill resources. For each SFIA task, SFIAplus includes SIX additional task components. The additional training and development detail for all 96 skills and 344 tasks makes SFIAplus a three dimensional model.
SFIAplus also forms the basis of a range of BCS professional development products and services for both individuals and employers.
The SFIA framework is the most relevant and successful definition of IT skills within global business. Watch our video to see how SFIAplus helps businesses use SFIA to really understand their IT resource and to raise professional standards.
SFIAplus provides a clear three dimensional model describing categories of work on one axis, levels of responsibility on another and resources/components on the third axis.
1. Strategy and architecture
2. Business change
3. Solution development and implementation
4. Service management
5. Procurement and management support
6. Client interface
These categories are sub-categorised and divided into 96 specific skills.
5. Ensure, advise
6. Initiate, influence
7. Set strategy, inspire, mobilise
A skill at a level is called a task. There are 344 tasks.
1. Related functions
2. Technical overview
3. Overview of training, development & qualifications
4. Career & jobs
5. Professional bodies
6. Standards & codes of practice
7. Communities and events
8. Publications & events
2. Work activities
3. Knowledge and skills
4. Training activities
5. Professional development activities
SFIAplus offered the flexibility to tailor roles to the specific needs of our employees.
Committed to investing in skills and career development.
IT is a people business and employee engagement is critical to success.
Driving greater professionalism in IT.
SFIAplus standard ensures best practice at IT Academy.