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The ECITB is asking industry to help with the final stage of a major review of occupational standards.

Our project to review the National Occupational Standards (NOS) has progressed to the final consultation stage and now we want your input to ensure the new NOS meet the needs of industry, particularly as we emerge and grow from the current crisis.

The ECITB has hosted more than 20 workshops with companies and licensed training organisations across the UK to review around 150 national occupational standards across a range of disciplines. The review will ensure the correct foundations are in place for the ECITB’s qualification and training products. Updates include ensuring the standards incorporate the essential digital skills, and also help foster a diverse and inclusive working culture.

The following NOS suites are open for final consultation are for the following disciplines:

  1. Maintaining plant and systems (instrumentation and contol):
  2. Maintaining plant and systems (electric):
  3. Constructing capital plant steel structures – steel erecting:
  4. Moving loads:

Click on the link below to download the NOS and complete the survey. Each survey will take about 20 minutes to complete.

Chris Claydon – ECITB CEO

Chris Claydon, Chief Executive of the ECITB, said: “These are very challenging times for so many with many areas of the engineering construction industry facing huge difficulties and economic uncertainty in the months ahead.  In order to emerge stronger and recover quicker, it’s important we ensure future demand for skilled engineers from industry is met and that our occupational standards, and the ECITB’s corresponding products and services, are ready to help drive forward skills in our sector.

“Many companies and training organisations have provided invaluable input during the review process, so thank you to those individuals and businesses for their contribution. By anticipating the new skills requirements of the Fourth Industrial Revolution and developing training standards to meet the current needs of the engineering construction workforce, we can put our industry in the best position to bounce back from the effects of this global pandemic.”

Please submit completed surveys by 31st August. If you have any questions please contact


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