National Occupational Standards (NOS) help you to understand what ‘good’ looks like in a range of job roles.

NOS can help you specify the knowledge, skills and understanding needed for a particular job. They are the building blocks of a competence based approach to all aspects of people management and development including:

  • recruitment
  • selection
  • induction
  • coaching
  • performance management
  • training and development
  • promotion
  • exit/review.

Our unique position as a Government licensed Sector Skills Council means that only we can develop and review NOS for our sectors. 

Our members can access the full range of our NOS and find out how they can be implemented in the workplace by using our excellent online NOS Finder Tool.

Our members also get access to a range of useful publications to help them use NOS.