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We are all currently facing significant challenges to the way we live and work and this is likely to have an impact on current and future development activity with National Occupational Standards (NOS) and related products. As we reach the time of year when significant numbers of new or reviewed NOS are being published there may be a delay in this due to the availability of staff or reduced work capacity.
We would ask that you bear with us at this time as everyone including approval authorities, NOS developers, employers and other stakeholders are having to focus on working together in different ways.
NOS 5-year plan March 2020 .pdf
200103 Q3 NGG update paper.pdf
The NOS GG meet regularly throughout the year and publish updates through teh year. The first available relates to Quarter 1 & 2 and is publsihed below;
NOS Governance Group Update Paper Q1-2.docx
Supporting documents available;
Guide to Developing NOS; Guide to Developing NOS.pdf
Part A & Part B guidance; NOS Part A and Part B Content Guidance.pdf
NOS Templates; NOS Template 1.pdf, NOS Template 2.pdf, NOS Template 3.pdf
Quality Assure NOS; Quality Assure NOS.pdf
To allow the development of NOS outwith the funding of the Standards & Frameworks contract to be managed more effectively the Standards & Frameworks Panel(S & F Panel) have implemented a process to allow any requests to be considered prior to commencement. This involves the completion of a business case to set out the requirements for consideration, On completion this should be sent to email@example.com for consideration by the S & F Panel who meet monthly. If the request is urgent it can be circulated by e-mail.
After consideration the request will be either approved/rejected or more information required and this will be fed back to the sender. Prior to any approval the S & F Panel will arrange a call with the submitter to talk through the processes and ensure there is clear guidance about steps to be taken, resources required and timescales.
After review by the NOS Governance Group and the Standards & Frameworks Panel the Quality Criteria for NOS development has been updated, This has been worked on over a number of months and brings the NOS development processes, background and quality criteria together after consultation with the approval authorities of; CCEA(NI), DfE(NI),SQA Accreditation, SDS & the Welsh Government. This document replaces previous documents and should be implemented from this point forward. NOS Quality Criteria Oct 2019.doc Guide to Developing NOS.pdf Table of revisions to NOS Quality Criteria 2019 revised.docx