What are National Occupational Standards?
National Occupational Standards (NOS) are nationally agreed statements of competence* which describe what an effective and competent worker does and needs to know to deliver quality in their job.
*Competence is defined as "the ability to perform to the standard required in employment across a range of circumstances and to meet changing needs" (QCA). Standards for Work with Parents
The National Occupational Standards for Work with Parents were developed in consultation with the sector and approved by the UK Regulatory bodies (QCA, SQA, ACCAC and QCA NI) on 26 April 2005. They apply to Work with Parents across the four countries of the UK.
National Occupational Standards for Family Learning were also developed and were approved at the same time. There is some common ground between the two sets of standards.
The standards can be used to:
Benefits of using National Occupational Standards
National Occupational Standards form a ready made set of competencies agreed across the four nations. They can be used to support any organisation to:
The benefits for workers include:
Download the National Occupational Standards for Work with Parents.
Download the Work With Parents Functional Map (2010)
Work with Parents NOS
Should you have any questions about the NOS, please contact email@example.com
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