Lantra have invited BALI and its members to help review the current Horticulture National Occupational Standards (NOS).
What are National Occupational Standards?
National Occupational Standards (NOS) are statements of the standards of performance individuals must achieve when carrying out functions in the workplace, together with specifications of the underpinning knowledge and understanding.
- NOS are National because they can be used in every part of the UK where the functions are carried out.
- NOS are Occupational because they describe the performance required of an individual when carrying out functions in the workplace, i.e. in their occupation (as a plumber, police officer, production engineer etc).
- NOS are Standards because they are statements of effective performance which have been agreed by a representative sample of employers and other key stakeholders and approved by the UK NOS Panel.
It’s an opportunity to make sure that the standards used in their qualifications represent current industry best practices.
They cover a wide variety of horticulture, including hard and soft landscaping as well as sports surfaces and propagation. You will need a Gmail account as access is through shared documents on the google drive. If you are interested and would like more detail on the standards for review please contact me directly Stephen.firstname.lastname@example.org
The deadline for submitting reviews is the 5th of December.