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Levels of responsibility

This section describes the standard levels of responsibility and accountability used in the framework. The underlying structure of the framework ensures that the definitions of professional skills are defined in a way that makes their different levels recognisably distinct.

Core competencies

The nature of these generic definitions makes them suitable for use as the basis of core competencies.

An organisation that already has a set of core competencies may wish to use them in combination with SFIA's professional skills. The organisation will still benefit from the sensible spacing of levels that the framework provides.

Existing levels

It may be required to map SFIA's professional skills on to an established structure of levels within an organisation. In that case, the generic levels can be used as a transition aid in order to establish the basis of the mapping.