The global skills and competency framework for the digital world

Moving to SFIA 7

This guide will help you plan your adoption of and transition to SFIA 7. It contains general guidance for adopting SFIA7 whether you are currently using SFIA 6 or previous versions of SFIA. And there are specific details on the content of SFIA 7 and how it has changed from SFIA 6

Each update of SFIA provides an opportunity to review and rejuvenate your approach to the management of skills.

SFIA7 is no different. By focusing on key themes raised by the industry; SFIA7 contains some significant updates to support an up to date approach to managing skills and competencies related to information and communication technologies, digital, and software engineering.

Moving to SFIA7 will support industry, employers and individuals at a time when the availability and importance of these skills has arguably never been more important and prominent.

This guide contains

  1. How SFIA changes: the process for creating a new SFIA version.

  2. How to use this transition guide: how to review changes to check SFIA 7's relevance to your organisation and the areas likely to be affected if you are an existing SFIA 6 user who wants to update.

  3. Changes in detail: text description of each change, addition and deletion in SFIA 7 and the reasons for it.

  4. Updates to generic attributes – the changes we have made to the generic levels of responsibility used as level indicators for skills.

  5. Summary of changes in SFIA 7: a handy chart summarising the changes.

The SFIA 7 Reference Guide, (available to download for free by registered users) provides complete descriptions of all the SFIA skills.  This page explains the changes which have taken place in version 7.

Users can register here Registration form.