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SFIA assessment guidelines overview

Guidance and recommendations to help drive good practice and consistency of outcomes from SFIA assessments.

At the request of the global SFIA user community - the SFIA Foundation has developed guidance and recommendations to help drive good practice and consistency of outcomes.

There are three sets of guidelines ...

  1. SFIA Independent / Objective assessment guidelines

  2. SFIA Assessor guidelines

  3. SFIA Self-assessment guidelines

The guidelines are ...

  • aimed at the different use cases related to SFIA assessments. Use the ones most relevant to your needs
  • aligned in approach and are consistently written and formatted
  • illustrative of different approaches to SFIA assessments
  • intended to help individuals and organisations establish their preferred approach so they are not prescriptive in describing only one way

SFIA Independent / Objective assessment guidelines

 Independent / Objective assessment guidelines

Read this if you are setting up and running assessments in organisations

The contents include ...

  • Clear purpose, outcomes and process for the assessment
  • Preparation for the independent/objective assessors
  • Briefing/preparation for the individual being assessed
  • Gather evidence
  • Review evidence and assess against SFIA components
  • Conclude the assessment and record the results
  • Communicate assessment outcomes
  • Quality assurance

SFIA Assessor guidelines

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Read this if you are assessing other people OR you need to support people performing assessments

The contents include ...

  • Assess SFIA level of responsibility
  • Select / prioritise SFIA skills to assess
  • Assess SFIA skills

SFIA Self-assessment guidelines

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Read this if you are doing a SFIA self-assessment OR you need to support others in doing a SFIA self-assessment

The contents include ...

  • Clear purpose
  • Preparation
  • Self-assess SFIA level of responsibility
  • Select / prioritise SFIA skills to assess
  • Self-assess SFIA skills
  • Record work experience to support assessment

Note that ...

  • The  Guidelines for Assessors are complementary to and entirely aligned to the SFIA self-assessment guidelines.
  • This means that when independent/objective assessments include a self-assessment; the guidelines to both individuals and assessors will be consistent