Standards & Qualifications

NSA MPS is a Standards Setting Organisation and Apprenticeship Issuing Authority.

Through these roles, we facilitate the development of industry-led standards & qualifications in collaboration with employers, training providers and awarding bodies.

Our products include:

  • The National Occupational Standards (NOS) that are the building blocks of vocational qualifications
  • Nationally recognised qualifications such as NVQs and Diplomas
  • Certification or accreditation of in-house training against national standards
  • The development and certification of Apprenticeship Frameworks, which are work-based training programmes that allow individuals to learn and earn by combining on and off the job training.