National Occupational Standards
View the current national occupational standards consultations.
What are national occupational standards?
National occupational standards (NOS) are agreed statements of skills, knowledge and understanding required of individuals at work. In particular they:
- describe good practice in particular areas of work
- set out a statement of competence which bring together the skills, knowledge,and understanding necessary to do the work
- provide managers with a tool for a wide variety of workforce management and quality control
- offer a framework for training and development
- form the basis of National Vocational Qualifications (NVQs) , Scottish Vocational Qualifications (SVQs) and an increasing number of Vocationally Related Qualifications (VRQs).
Who develops national occupational standards?
NOS are developed by the Sector Skills Council working closely with employers and professional bodies. Within the Asset Skills sector NOS have been developed in a number of areas.
How employers use standards in business planning.
National Occupational standards in the Asset Skills footprint:
Click here for Housing NOS
Click here for Property Services NOS
Click here for Facilities Management NOS
Click here for Cleaning Services NOS
Click here for Property, Caretaking and Facilities Services NOS
Click here for Parking NOS
Click here for the Administration of Local Revenues and Associated Benefits NOS