National Occupational Standards (NOS) describe what an individual needs to do, know and understand in order to carry out a particular job role or function
NOS are National because they can be used in every part of the UK where the functions are carried out.
NOS are Occupational because they describe the performance required of an individual when carrying out functions in the workplace, i.e. in their occupation (as a plumber, police officer, production engineer etc).
NOS are Standards because they are statements of effective performance which have been agreed by a representative sample of employers and other key stakeholders and approved by the UK NOS Panel.
NOS are developed for employers by employers through the relevant Sector Skills Council or standards setting organisation.
Click here to see which NOS are under review in the next few months, and see how you can get involved. This includes links to current live consultations.
PLEASE NOTE THAT WE ARE CURRENTLY IN THE PROCESS OF UPLOADING ALL CURRENT AND APPROVED NOS WITHIN THE NEW NOS TEMPLATE.
DURING THIS TIME THE SITE WILL HAVE A LIMITED SEARCH FUNCTION AND WE ADVISE USING THE FREE TEXT SEARCH TOOL TO RETRIEVE NOS DOCUMENTS.