Public, Private or Online Training:

We offer a schedule of training courses via a public schedule, private on-site courses for 4 or more people and instructor-led online options.

We have a suite of training courses and workshops focusing on SFIA.  

We also create tailored courses to suit specific requirements.

Tailored courses are perfect for organisations wishing to create an understanding or awareness as part of a project or communications / awareness exercise. Tailored and private costs vary depending on numbers, location and any additional expenses, but work out to be extremely cost effective. We also have a range of workshops which can be tailored to your specific needs.

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Accredited SFIA training

SFIA Training (accredited by the SFIA Foundation)

Accredited training consists of 3 modules which can be delivered independently (SFIA ‘foundation’ levelSFIA Practitioner, and SFIA Consultant) or combined (Understanding SFIA).

SFIA ‘foundation’ level

The foundation-level training is focussed on the structure, language, and a high-level overview of how SFIA is used.  It does not include hands-on practical use of SFIA, as this is covered at other levels.  As a result, training at foundation-level could lend itself to different forms of delivery which don’t necessarily have to include an instructor-led approach.

Learning Objectives: Understand the underlying idea of SFIA – what it is and what it is not; Understand the structure of SFIA – including Categories and Subcategories.

Prerequisites: None

This is a SFIA Foundation accredited course covering the training requirements for those looking to become accredited at ‘foundation’ level. This level is also the first module for those seeking to apply to become an accredited SFIA Consultant or SFIA Practitioner.

Code/Format: TSFL, online self-paced training plus online exam

This course is also available on Udemy https://www.udemy.com/course/sfia-foundation-accredited-training/

 

SFIA Practitioner

Training for Practitioner and Consultant levels makes use of presentations and practical exercises so that course members develop an understanding of the framework and how it relates to the practicality of skills and capability management in an organisation.

Learning Objectives: Determine the skills needed in a particular situation, job or assignment, and determine the level at which the skills are required; Locate the required skills in SFIA; [In their own area of expertise] use SFIA to analyse the reasons behind an individual’s performance, and determine appropriate development measures; Able to assess the SFIA skills of an individual.

Prerequisites: SFIA ‘foundation’ level training, or equivalent experience/knowledge

This is a SFIA Foundation accredited course covering the training requirements for those looking to become accredited at ‘Practitioner’ level. Combined with the SFIA ‘foundation’ level training, the Practitioner training meets the training requirements for those seeking to apply to become an accredited SFIA Practitioner.

Code/Format: TSPL, 1 x 3-hour instructor-led online session

 

SFIA Consultant

Training for Practitioner and Consultant levels makes use of presentations and practical exercises so that course members develop an understanding of the framework and how it relates to the practicality of skills and capability management in an organisation.

Learning Objectives: Know what is and what is not allowed by the SFIA end user licence, and advise colleagues accordingly; Understand SFIA’s seven levels and relate them to an organisation’s own levels; Advise management on appropriate ways to exploit SFIA; Understand the benefits of using SFIA; Prepare a business case for an organisation’s use of SFIA.

Prerequisites: SFIA ‘foundation’ level training and SFIA Practitioner training, or equivalent experience/knowledge

This is a SFIA Foundation accredited course covering the training requirements for those looking to become accredited at ‘Consultant’ level. Combined with the SFIA ‘foundation’ level training and the SFIA Practitioner training, the Consultant training meets the training requirements for those seeking to apply to become an accredited SFIA Practitioner.

Code/Format: TSCL, 1 x 3-hour instructor-led online session

 

Understanding SFIA

The Understanding SFIA course introduces SFIA, explaining the structure and history of SFIA, and exposing participants to practical applications of SFIA throughout the Skills Management lifecycle through exercises and discussion. Leveraging our expertise in helping organisations adopt SFIA we’ll provide tips for implementation and how to get value from SFIA in your organisation.

This course combines SFIA ‘Foundation’ level, SFIA Practitioner and SFIA Consultant training.

Learning Objectives: Understand the underlying idea of SFIA – what it is and what it is not; Understand the structure of SFIA – including Categories and Subcategories; Determine the skills needed in a particular situation, job or assignment, and determine the level at which the skills are required; Locate the required skills in SFIA; [In their own area of expertise] use SFIA to analyse the reasons behind an individual’s performance, and determine appropriate development measures; Able to assess the SFIA skills of an individual; Know what is and what is not allowed by the SFIA end user licence, and advise colleagues accordingly; Understand SFIA’s seven levels and relate them to an organisation’s own levels; Advise management on appropriate ways to exploit SFIA; Understand the benefits of using SFIA; Prepare a business case for an organisation’s use of SFIA.

Prerequisites: None

This is a SFIA Foundation accredited course covering the training requirements for those looking to become accredited at ‘foundation’, ‘Practitioner’ or ‘Consultant’ level.

Code/Format: TUSO, 2 x 3-hour instructor-led online sessions

Advanced SFIA

The Advanced SFIA course is targeted at individuals responsible for implementing SFIA within their organisation, or for individuals responsible for the maintenance of SFIA once it has been implemented. This course explores the challenge of integrating SFIA into organisations practices, such as HR processes, operational and project resourcing, and considers how data gather during SFIA assessments and SFIA role profile generation can be embedded into organisational decision making.

Learning Objectives: Build on the introductory principles of SFIA to drive, implement and maintain SFIA within an organisation; Provide further advice and guidance on the tools and techniques available to support SFIA; Show how SFIA is used in Project Management and managing Project Risk; Ensure participants are comfortable with the principles involved in operating models, organisation design and FTE (Full Time Equivalent) rightsizing.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of the Understanding SFIA course (or SFIA ‘foundation’ level training and SFIA Practitioner training), or a good working knowledge of SFIA is a requirement for all participants.

Code/Format: TASP, 2 x 3-hour instructor-led online sessions

Contact us to discuss details and schedule your training.

SFIA for People Managers

SFIA for People Managers training is designed for line managers, team leaders, HR and L&D practitioners, and others who support staff in their professional development. A basic understanding of SFIA is recommended but not mandatory because the framework is embedded within the solution.

Starting with an understanding of how the data is used in job matching and gap analysis we will guide the attendees through different approaches to help ensure that an individual’s skill profile is accurate and maintained. The training will be hands-on and therefore required access to the internet.

Learning Objectives: Describe the basic features of the SFIA framework to help orientate staff who may be less familiar with the framework; Understand the strengths and limitations of using SFIA to contribute in development planning and performance discussions; Recognise out-liers and patterns in personal skill profiles to support ‘approval’; Use SFIA in development planning; Link development activities to the SFIA skills staff need to develop.

Prerequisites: None

Code/Format: TSPM, 1 x 3-hour instructor-led online session

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SFIA Role Profiling

SFIA Role Profiling training takes participants through how to create SFIA role profiles from process documentation, evaluate existing documentation, use SFIA assessment data, and rapidly prototype SFIA role profiles. Leveraging our extensive experience, and utilising real-life case studies, we explore how to link the outputs into career pathway development, develop interview questions, and support recruitment practices.

Learning Objectives: Understand how SFIA-based Role Profiles map to other types of job descriptors; Create SFIA-based role profiles from a variety of source information; Understand the benefits and challenges of different approaches to creating role profiles; Understand some of the design considerations involved in the creation of role profiles; Apply the techniques and understanding gained from creating SFIA-based role profiles to assist in a range of HR and people management contexts.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of the Understanding SFIA course (or SFIA ‘foundation’ level training and SFIA Practitioner training), or a good working knowledge of SFIA is a requirement for all participants.

This course complements our SFIA Assessor course. Additionally, many participants have benefited from attending the SFIA Deep Dive course to raise their understanding of the activities and skills in the SFIA framework.

Code/Format: TSAS, 2 x 3-hour instructor-led online sessions

Contact us to discuss details and schedule your training.

SFIA Assessor Training

SFIA Assessor training shows attendees how to assess professional skills against the SFIA framework, walking through the different styles of assessment and validation techniques, roles and responsibilities, interview structure and tips.

This course is aimed at those who might be conducting SFIA assessments (whether in their own area of expertise or across the entire SFIA framework), those who might benefit from including SFIA assessment techniques in other contexts (e.g. recruiters), and those who need a good understanding of the assessment process (e.g. HR managers).

Learning Objectives: Assess professional skills against the SFIA framework; Understand different types of assessment; Prepare an effective agenda and questions; Describe the role of the assessor; Be aware of a range of questioning techniques; Conduct an effective assessment following an agreed agenda; Deal with common issues that may occur in assessments.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of the Understanding SFIA course (or SFIA ‘foundation’ level training and SFIA Practitioner training), or a good working knowledge of SFIA is a requirement for all participants.

Many participants have benefited from attending the SFIA Deep Dive course to raise their understanding of the activities and skills in the SFIA framework. This course complements our SFIA Role Profiling course.

This course is recommended for those looking to become accredited as a SFIA Assessor or SFIA Auditor.

Code/Format: TSAS, 2 x 3-hour instructor-led online sessions

Contact us to discuss details and schedule your training.

SFIA Deep Dive

The SFIA Deep Dive course provides an opportunity to explore the SFIA framework with the experts who helped develop it.

Learning Objectives: Describe the key features of SFIA to someone new to the framework; Map activities from their workplace into SFIA; Explain the differences between levels of responsibility; Explain the differences between level of responsibility skills; Locate professional skills from workplace activities; Link related skills by role, function and technology.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of the Understanding SFIA course (or SFIA ‘foundation’ level training and SFIA Practitioner training), or a good working knowledge of SFIA is a requirement for all participants.

This course complements our SFIA Assessor and SFIA Role Profiling courses, with many participants electing to take this course before the SFIA Assessor / SFIA Role Profiling course.

Code/Format: TSDD, 2 x 3-hour instructor-led online sessions

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SFIA for Recruiters and HR

Private course. This course takes elements from the accredited Understanding SFIA course and the Advanced SFIA course (for HR processes, Recruitment and Assessments), providing both an overview of the SFIA framework, skills and levels, as well as a deep dive in how to use SFIA in recruitment, selection and HR processes.

Note there is a minimum of 4 students for private courses.  Contact us for further details.

Contact us to discuss details and schedule your training.

SFIA Masterclass

This program of courses is tailored specifically for an organisation implementing SFIA with a requirement to train different audiences to different knowledge levels.

The course combines Understanding SFIA, SFIA Deep Dive, SFIA Role Profiling and SFIA Assessor Training.

This includes the Understanding SFIA training which is a SFIA Foundation accredited course covering the training requirements for those looking to become accredited at ‘foundation’, ‘Practitioner’ or ‘Consultant’ level. The SFIA Assessor training is also suitable for those seeking accreditation as a SFIA Assessor or SFIA Auditor.

Prerequisites: None

Code/Format: TSMC, 8 x 3-hour instructor-led online sessions

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SkillsTx Administrator Training

SkillsTx Administrator training is designed for the individuals within an organization who are going to perform the administration tasks to manage SkillsTx. Participants often include internal SFIA experts, HR, Learning & Development, SFIA project team members, or IT application support representatives.

The administration activity for SkillsTx does not require in-depth technical knowledge, as the focus of the activity is on: maintaining in-scope employee data and management reporting lines; creating and maintaining job descriptions and role profiles; maintaining job/role profile assignments for employees who may have changed jobs; maintaining skill attributes and mapped development actions; generating customer analytical reporting as required; coordinating endorsement skills discussion; taking advantage of features such as the candidate/recruitment functionality and general platform and user support for SkillsTx.

Learning Objectives: Become competent at managing the day-to-day aspects of SkillsTx workspace/s; Be the SkillsTx expert, able to take advantage of all the functionality and capabilities of workspace/s and tenancies, and conjuring up the outcomes the organisation needs from SkillsTx; Become known as the master at providing 1st level support for administrators and users completing surveys and using their Planner console.

Prerequisites: None

Code/Format: TSAO, 1 x 4-hour instructor-led online session plus online exam

Contact us to discuss details and schedule your training.

Customised SFIA Training

Customised private courses. We can create training courses that are unique for each customer, and priced dependent on content, number of sessions and locations.  Contact us to talk about your requirements.

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“I have had the good fortune to attend the Understanding SFIA course online with Matthew Burrows and was quite impressed. During the 2 day course, Matthew explained practical aspects of leveraging SFIA framework with use cases, real time examples and trends how people use SFIA to gain benefits.

“I also had the luxury to ask several questions that branched from basics to advance in nature which Matthew addressed with ease providing valuable insights and confidence.

“Getting the training directly under Matthew was a treat and I look forward to becoming an Accredited Consultant of SFIA. I would strongly recommend anyone who is interested to pursue SFIA train under Matthew and BSMimpact. In summary, it has been real value for money!”

Suresh GP, Managing Director, TaUB Solutions