SFIA is an ICT industry standard adopted by the U.K. Government to inform and guide the Government ICT Capability Strategy. Thus, it is a unique private-public hybrid in setting up its Government IT profession competency and skills framework.
The framework provides a common language to describe the skills and attributes of ICT professionals, offering a consistent approach to skills identification, recruitment, performance management and workforce planning across the profession. SFIA Foundation is a non-profit organization that owns, protects and updates the SFIA. Only the foundation-accredited organization can support and provide training on SFIA.