Skills Active Public Consultation on National Occupational Standards

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chris scott
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Posted on 8 July 2009 at 08:48

Please find email below from Kevyn Burns from Skills Active re a public consultation on further National Occupational Standards

Kind Regards,

Chris Scott

Dear AAIAC colleagues,

This email is to give you notice of the start of a public consultation for the draft National Occupational Standards (NOS) for higher level roles in the outdoors sector. The Technical Expert Group (TEG) worked extremely hard to get to this stage of development for the new NOS, and I thank them sincerely for their efforts. It has been an interesting journey.

The consultation is web-based, and the all important questionnaire together with the draft units and the associated occupational & functional maps can be downloaded from:


A technical hiccup has prevented me getting fully labelled units online (currently they only have the unit number to correspond to the questionnaire). For your ease, I have attached a zip file with fully labelled units until this is rectified in the next couple of weeks.

Can I please ask that you circulate this link and some basic information to your networks and organisations to ensure the widest possible coverage. Please feel free to use some of the introductory information on the website if that helps. The web-based consultation period lasts until Friday 4th September 2009, which is deliberately longer than normal - I acknowledge that over the next few weeks many colleagues may either be on leave or busy with summer work. There is also a plan to hold a small consultation event in London on the 16th September.

Once the consultation has closed, all responses will be summarised and shared with TEG members. There will then be a final TEG meeting to discuss responses and agree the final draft of the NOS to be submitted for approval.

As ever, please do contact me if I can clarify any of the above further for you at this time.

Many thanks for your support.

Kevyn Burns
UK Development Officer, The Outdoors

E-Mail: kevyn.burns@skillsactive.com

Tel (Reception): +44 (0)20 7632 2000

Tel (Direct): +44 (0)114 292 2391

Tel (Mobile): +44 (0)7885 556 404

Fax: +44 (0)20 7632 2001

SkillsActive London Office:

Randall Suite SkillsActive

Blades Enterprise Centre Castlewood House

Sheffield United FC 77-91New Oxford Street

John Street LONDON


S2 4SU

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