Help Shape the Downstream Gas National Occupational Standards - EU Skills

Help Shape the Downstream Gas National Occupational Standards

Join one of the upcoming online focus group sessions

Help Shape the Downstream Gas National Occupational Standards

Energy & Utility Skills has recently been appointed by Skills Development Scotland (SDS) to review the Downstream Gas National Occupational Standards (NOS) and is inviting employers, training providers and professional bodies to get involved.

National Occupational Standards (NOS) simply describe what an employee needs to do and needs to know to perform a work activity. They are subject to formal consultation and approval processes and are approved by UK government regulators.

The Downstream Gas NOS were last revised in 2017 and are currently being reviewed to ensure they reflect current working practice and technological changes, as well as considering the impact of alternative greener fuel sources. The NOS currently underpin the vocational training provisions across the UK, including the Accredited Certification Scheme (ACS).

We are keen to hear about the latest innovations and working practices in the industry, to ensure the revised NOS continue to reflect industry best practice. As such, we are pleased to advise we are running a series of online focus groups to hear feedback and thoughts on the current Downstream Gas NOS.

Timings of the online focus group sessions are:

  • UK Wide and/or England – Thursday 15 July, 10:30 – 12:00Register Now
  • Scotland – Thursday 8 July, 11:00 – 12:30Register Now
  • Wales – Wednesday 7 July, 14:00 – 15:30 Register Now
  • Northern Ireland – Thursday 15 July, 15:00 – 16:30Register Now

To book your free place, please follow the links above to register, or email with your preferred date/time. All sessions will be delivered virtually via Microsoft Teams. If you are representing a national organisation, please book onto the most appropriate session

Get Involved

If you’re interested in getting involved in the Downstream Gas NOS review, please book onto one of the above focus group sessions. If you are unable to attend or you have any questions, please get in touch by emailing