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Occupational Standards define competences required by work. These
NOSs provide three main functions .They
Sector Skills Councils (SSCs)
Three SSCs, LANTRA, Employment NTO, SEMTA have produced NOSs for a range of job functions improving health and safety and environment. There are as yet no NOSs for Sustainable Development (latest see SD News)
The SDEP Guide for SSCs spells out the role of SSCs in promoting sustainable development.
SEMTA (Sector Skills Council for Science, Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies) has produced NOSs at level 2 in Environmental Effectiveness to demonstrate competence in making suggestions to reduce negative environmental impacts. More details from EAL (EMTA Awarding Body Ltd)
NTO have produced eight independent units for NOSs on Health
and Safety, which include one unit ensuring your own actions protect
the Environment. Other Units include Developing Procedures to Control
Risks to Health and Safety and Promote a Health and Safety Culture within
LANTRA have produced NOSs in Environmental Conversation at levels 2 & 3. Units at Level 2 include: Maintain environmental good practice at work (mandatory), Communicate environmental information (optional). Units at Level 3 include: Implement environmental good practice at work (mandatory). Monitor and report on environmental change (optional). Full details in pdf
Wherever possible our learning materials follow National Occupational Standards. If this is not possible we follow their general direction.
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