Help shape the National Occupational Standards for the Career Development and Learning and Development Sectors

CLD Standards Council Scotland, in partnership with II Aspire, has been granted a contract from Skills Development Scotland on behalf of the devolved nations of the UK to carry out a review of both the Learning and Development and Career Development National Occupational Standards (NOS) which were last reviewed in 2010 and 2014 respectively.

NOS specify standards of performance that people are expected to achieve in their work, and the knowledge and skills they need to perform effectively. NOS are developed by employers and experts in their industry and are then subject to formal consultation and approval processes. NOS are approved by UK government agencies to make sure they reflect industry practices across the whole UK.

Revision of the NOS is taking place from now and will be completed by 31 March 2020.  If you would like to get involved in the revision of these NOS to ensure they are relevant to your sector, please register your interest by emailing