TRAINING THAT MEETS OCCUPATIONAL STANDARDS
STANDARDS OF PERFORMANCE
What are NOS?
National Occupational Standards (or NOS) define best practice; the gold standard within a sector or occupation.
IMI and other standards setting organisations have a responsibility to work systematically with employers and other key partners across the UK to develop and refine NOS.
NOS are statements of the standards of performance individuals must achieve when carrying out functions in the workplace, together with specifications of the underpinning knowledge and understanding.
SETTING AND MAINTAINING STANDARDS
National means relating to the whole of a country or nation.
National Occupational Standards are either set by the Sector Skills Council or an organisation responsible for setting specific standards know as Standard Setting Organisation (SSO).
The SSO for occupational standards relating to End-of-Life Vehicle depollution is the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI).
Occupational standards define the key functions someone should be able to carry out in an occupation.
Standards are the statements of effective performance for the activity delivered and the outcomes achieved.
They represent a consensus view and description of best practice for each particular function.
They are developed and agreed with a range of employers and stakeholders representing a sector area.
"What cannot be measured cannot be improved!"
Standardisation provides us with a measure to drive improvement – be it in safety, compliance, quality, time, efficiency, productivity or the bottom line. Once an activity is executed to a recognised standard, it can be measured and monitored, and from here, a business can really start to drive their vehicle recycling performance.
INDUSTRY TRIED & TESTED
NOS are tried and tested, with these standards already underpinning apprenticeships and qualifications across the UK. Furthermore, these standards were built by the industry – the Vehicle Recyclers Association (VRA) and the British Vehicle Salvage Federation (BVSF), as well as employers, industry experts and other relevant organisations, working collaboratively to ensure they are fit for purpose. In addition, NOS can deliver wider value across a business, making employee recruitment more effective, motivating employees and strengthening staff retention.