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© Skills for Security 2007 All rights reserved National Occupational Standards TSCM Jessica Teale Standards Development Officer Ruth Oliver Standards Development Manager Jo Sutherland Standards Development Officer Mike Burke Research and Development Director
© Skills for Security 2007 All rights reserved National Occupational Standards are: Specifications of workplace competence Benchmarks for occupational performance Statements of industry good practice are not: Training courses Qualifications Instructions should: Only identify and specify the critical indicators of competence Be capable of standing on their own Be written in plain language and understood by the majority Be level free
© Skills for Security 2007 All rights reserved Performance Criteria They do not tell us how to do something, but how well it should be done Must contain an observable outcome or activity Must contain evaluative statement (against which to measure performance) Tell us what we would look for in a competent worker Range Statements Defines the breadth and boundaries of competence required for an individual to be considered competent Sets out the critical categories to be covered in assessment Knowledge Criteria Specify the critical knowledge and understanding that supports competent performance They are not aspects of learning, but knowing, understanding and implementing Relate only to the activity in the title of the standard An example of NOS
© Skills for Security 2007 All rights reserved National Occupational Standards What NOS mean for Employees and Employers NOS are viewed by modern managers as an indispensable tool for managing a highly skilled workforce. They are used widely to support individual and organisational development and quality assurance at all levels. They provide benchmarks of good practice across the UK. NOS are specific in what is required for competent performance therefore employees are clear what is expected of them in their job NOS can be a useful tool during appraisal process
© Skills for Security 2007 All rights reserved National Occupational Standards NOS as a measuring stick Tell me how well I must do itGive me continuous assessment and regular feedback Tell me exactly what I must do in measurable terms Give me training and Recognise my performance todevelopment where I need it the required standards
© Skills for Security 2007 All rights reserved National Occupational Standards Sector Involvement Advisory Working Group Established only for the duration of the NOS project The Standards Development Manager and Research & Development Director will be responsible for ensuring the balance and coverage of the Advisory Working Group. Interested Parties Individuals who show an interest in the project but are unable to commit the necessary time to either the development or the approval phase of the project Skills for Security board members, training providers, trade organisations will be included in this list People on this list will have the opportunity to view and comment on the Draft NOS prior to Wider Consultation with Industry
© Skills for Security 2007 All rights reserved National Occupational Standards Advisory Working Group – Roles and Responsibilities contribute to and support the development of the outputs of the NOS project, within agreed timescales –Attend and contribute to all EWG Workshops –Consider all the outputs from each workshop and feedback comments to Skills for Security provide the Steering Group with progress reports as required provide contact details for UK wide consultation on the project outputs as appropriate
© Skills for Security 2007 All rights reserved National Occupational Standards Process Employers identify need Skills for Security applies for funding Funding agreed Project Groups formed Skills for Security works with Project Groups Functional Map developed / reviewed NOS reviewed / developed NOS Circulated for Industry Consultation Revised by Project Groups Final NOS agreed Letters of support required from Industry NOS submitted for approval to regulator (UKCES) Approved by UKCES Entered onto NOS Directory Reviewed every 3 – 5 years
© Skills for Security 2007 All rights reserved National Occupational Standards Recruitment and selection Induction Quality assurance Qualifications Partnership working Performance management and appraisal Tendering and contracting Work objectives Job descriptions Designing and evaluating training and development
© Skills for Security 2007 All rights reserved Functional Map and NOS Development Functional Map Aids with viewing the activities covered within the suite of NOS Defines the key functional activities within the sector Enables gaps to be identified Skills for Security sector specific units Cover key activities Written in plain language Are consistent (duplication across NOS suite may be required) Can be amended throughout development process Skills for Security Common Units QCA and SQA asked all sectors to develop Common NOS units to reduce the amount of duplicated units and to encourage transferable skills They are centered on employability skills which are transferable across the Security Sector. will add to and provide professionalism to the suite of technical National Occupational standards have been approved by the Stakeholder group which consists of each Sector Consultation Group chair The units numbers and titles will be kept the same however the format will be changed to follow the Skills for Security format
© Skills for Security 2007 All rights reserved Functional Map and NOS Development Imported units from other SSB/SSC’s QCA guidelines = Wherever possible NOS should be adopted without variation They contain flexible and transferable statements Tailoring imported units Can add to NOS, however we have to provide the originator with a copy of changes and request approval Approval from the originator is needed for any imported unit (tailored or not) Where appropriate and supported by a strong rationale minor amendments maybe suggested although approval will be required by the originator
© Skills for Security 2007 All rights reserved Example Functional Map Close Protection PCP 5 Communicate effectively in the workplace Provide written information related to your work Communicate effectively to work with others Communicate using telecommunications PCP 6 Maintain the safety and security of principals whilst on foot Maintain close protection escort on foot Respond to incidents affecting the safety or security of your principals PCP 8 Respond to trauma and medical crises Provide immediate response to trauma and medical crises Arrange continued medical care Maintain the safety and security of injured people PCP 9 Use control and restraint to support close protection Respond to threats Use control and restraint to protect your principals PCP 10 Respond to potential conflict whilst providing close protection Recognise potential conflict situations Respond to confrontational situations PCP 7 Maintain the safety and security of principals whilst in transit Confirm the safety and security of vehicles Pick up (embus) principals for journeys by road Maintain close protection during journeys by road Set down (debus) principals from journeys by road Maintain travel close protection Respond to incidents affecting security and well-being of principles whilst in transit PCP 4 Establish and maintain secure environments Search and secure premises Provide information to principals and other relevant people Search people and their property for unauthorised items Respond to finding unauthorised items PCP 1 Assess level of threats and risk to principals Assess information to determine potential threats and risk to principals Determine the level and nature of potential threats and risks to principals PCP 2 Plan and prepare to minimise threat and risk to principals Determine the resources required to protect principals from potential threats and risks Set up secure office and residential operations centres Select road routes and carry out reconnaissance to determine risk to principals whilst in transit Plan for travel by commercial transport Carry out reconnaissance of travel routes and venues Determine protection requirements for public appearances PCP 3 Liaise and communicate with principals and others Confirm and maintain contact with principals and relevant people Provide information to principals and other relevant people Agree protection arrangements with principals and other relevant people Observe protocol during close protection operations Liaise and communicate with media representatives
© Skills for Security 2007 All rights reserved NOS Directory www.ukstandards.org.uk The National Occupational Standards Directory provides an exciting resource to help raise performance in business and industry All Standards Setting Bodies / Sector Skills Councils upload their approved Suites of NOS onto this directory Allows us to search for existing NOS
© Skills for Security 2007 All rights reserved NOS Project Timescales September 2008Skills for Security submitted the funding bid to UKCES November 2008Decision on funding bid announced by UKCES Expert Working Group meetings to develop the Functional Map and NOS 25 th November 2008 13 th January 2009 12 th February 2009 11 th March 2009 21 st April 2009 19 th May 2009 16 th June 2009 21 st July 2009 6 th March 2009Functional Map to be submitted to UKCES 7 th August 2009Draft NOS to be submitted to UKCES Aug - Sep 2009Industry Consultation Process 23 rd October 2009Proposed NOS to be submitted to UKCES
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