#9 Addiiton of sub-levels under LoR
For each of 7 levels in current SFIA framework can be further categorized into 3 sub-levels : Entry(a) , Middle(b) and Exit(c)
The subcategories of LoR might help assessor to convey candidate which level he is currently and what he needs to do to move to next level e.g. currently he is at level 4(b) and he has to acquire certain skills in order to move to 4(c) before he can think of getting promoted to Level 5(a)
This can give probably more confidence to candidate as clear visibility of level he is at currently and what will be his next LoR, if he acquires certain skills.
Depending on organisation , it can be inferred that on average it takes 12 to 24 months for a candidate to move from level 'a' to level 'b' (upto level 4) and 24 to 36 months for level 5 and above