Standards & Development
Proskills has a national remit to develop industry relevant standards and qualifications in response to industry need. We do this in collaboration with our employers, training providers and awarding bodies.
All of our partners in this work are members of our Qualifications Reform Groups, one of which exists for each of the industries we represent. The role of these QRGs is to provide technical advice and guidance throughout the development and review of standards and qualifications, ensuring they continue meet the demands of businesses across the UK. They therefore play an important role in ensuring the right training provision is available for those looking to develop their skills and careers.
The Standards and Qualifications that we develop include:
- National Occupational Standards (NOS) – the building blocks of vocational qualifications that define the competencies an individual needs in order to do their job safely, effectively and productively
- Vocational Qualifications (VQ) / Scottish Vocational Qualifications (SVQ) – nationally recognised qualifications that are used by people to learn new skills for the workplace.
- Apprenticeship Frameworks – work-based training programmes that allow individuals to learn and earn at the same time by combining on and off the job training. They represent one of the best ways to develop skills for young people, but are used by people at all stages of their careers.