National Occupational Standards and Apprenticeship Frameworks

National Occupational Standards are developed by employers and experts in our industries under the guidance of the Energy & Utility Skills Group.

National Occupational Standards

National Occupational Standards (NOS) specify UK standards of performance that people are expected to achieve in their work, and the knowledge and skills they need to perform effectively.

NOS are developed by employers and experts in our industries under the guidance of the Energy & Utility Skills Group. They are then subject to formal consultation and approval processes. NOS are approved by UK government regulators, to make sure they reflect industry practices across the whole of the UK.

They can be used in a number of different ways and are available for every industry in the UK.  The most up-to-date standards for various industries are available on the National Occupational Standards database.


Apprenticeship Frameworks

Energy & Utility Skills is responsible for developing apprenticeship frameworks in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales across the power, gas, water and waste management sectors. In England, Northern Ireland and Wales, Energy & Utility Skills also has responsibility for issuing apprenticeship frameworks.

Further information about the Apprenticeship Frameworks available in the energy and utilities industries can be found on the Skills Development Scotland Website.

In England, Northern Ireland and Wales, Energy & Utility Skills also has responsibility for issuing apprenticeship frameworks.

Updates to Scottish Vocational Qualifications (SVQs) and Apprenticeship Frameworks in England and can be found on the pages linked below:


Have Your Say

We always welcome feedback about our sector’s NOS, SVQs and Modern Apprenticeships.

We are hosting a series of workshops in Solihull, Glasgow and Belfast to gather your detailed insight and feedback to help update the NOS, SVQ and MA; ensuring they are fit for purpose.

To book your free place at a workshop, click on the relevant link below  (limited spaces available):

Solihull:

Glasgow:

Belfast:

Cardiff:


To ask a question or provide feedback at any time, please email standardsreview@euskills.co.uk detailing:

  • Your name and organisation
  • Contact details
  • Title of the NOS Suite, SVQ, or Modern Apprenticeships you are providing feedback on
  • Question or nature of feedback

We aim to provide a response to questions and feedback within 10 working days.

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