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About the NOS

What are National Occupational Standards (NOS)?

NOS leaflet

Our leaflet about the NOS and how you can use them.

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How can NOS be used?

NOS can be used as benchmarks for qualifications. Eighty per cent of vocational qualifications in social care, early years and child care come from NOS. Qualifications include degrees and awards, professional development awards (PDAs), modern apprenticeships and higher national certificates (HNCs).

NOS can be used flexibly across:

What are the benefits of NOS?

Organisations use NOS:

Individuals use NOS:

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