Our course material follows guidelines stipulated by the the UK’s National Occupational Standards. Our course level of qualification and course core competencies are based upon by the key principles found within the NOS guidelines.
What are National Occupational Standards?
NOS describe the skills, knowledge and understanding needed to undertake a particular task or job to a nationally recognised level of competence. They focus on what the person needs to be able to do, as well as what they must know and understand to work effectively. They cover the key activities undertaken within the occupation in question under all the circumstances the jobholder is likely to encounter. (Definition supported by UK Commission for Employment and Skills).
Each NOS contains an agreed set of knowledge and understanding and performance criteria that must be met before someone can be deemed competent. They describe the minimum standard to which an individual is expected to work in a given occupation. We have listed below the core competencies taught and assessed on this course.
All of our courses follow the Principles of Good Practice that are underpinned by the National Occupational Standards (NOS) and describe the ways in which practitioners should demonstrate good practice across all of their work.
Our Key Principles of best practice and standards of competency.