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About NOS

About National Occupational Standards (NOS)

ConstructionSkills is responsible for the development of national occupational standards for the construction industry.
National Occupational Standards (NOS) define the competences which apply to job roles or occupations in the form of statements of performance, knowledge and the evidence required to confirm competence.
They can be used to:
  • 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 other vocationally related qualifications.

Have your say

Have-your-say.pngWe are looking to consult and listen to employers and stakeholders about changes to current industry practice to ensure that National Occupational Standards (NOS) and existing qualification structures meet the industries needs. To participate, current practitioners should be experienced in the field being covered and be able to provide the level of detail required to ensure that the Standards (NOS) reflects current industry practice.


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Representation from training providers and industry bodies are invited to attend as your continued   support is   valued and essential.

You can have your say in a number of ways.

By attending a National Working Group meeting in London
By attending a local Practitioner Group meeting
Or go to our website here

If you would like to participate in NOS reviews please send your details to [email protected] stating what occupational areas from the list below you would be interested in contributing to and a brief description about your expertise in this area.