STANDARDS AND QUALIFICATIONS

National Occupational Standards are presented in the form of units and they describe the different functions carried out by people working in the different sectors of the industry.

National Occupational Standards (NOS)

The Institute of the Motor Industry is responsible for setting the National Occupational Standards for all sectors of the automotive industry. National occupational standards have been developed to cover:

  • the technical areas of the industry
  • parts operations
  • sales operations
  • management, in the form of the Automotive Retail Management Standards (ARMs).

National Occupational Standards are presented in the form of units and they describe the different functions carried out by people working in the different sectors of the industry. Each unit shows the outcomes of competent performance and includes the essential knowledge and understanding that someone needs to function effectively.

New National Occupational Standards (NOS) - Developments for 2012/13 - Have your Say

Keeping the motor industry up-to-date with changing technology and best practice means constantly reviewing and improving the standards which underpin our sector training programmes and qualifications.  IMI has over the past few months been in the process of reviewing and researching information to support the development of a number of new suites of national occupational standards in the following areas:

  • Motorsport
  • Autoglazing
  • New Technologies - inc. Range Extended Hybrid and Fuel Cell Batteries

Employer led expert working groups will guide the development of the draft NOS, which will reflect the specific knowledge and competencies required for the job roles within each of these sub-sector areas. There will be a separate working group for each suite, with two meetings scheduled to run between July and September 2012 (dates to be confirmed).  

If you have relevant technical experience of the sector and would like to participate in the development of new standards, either by sitting on the Working Group or by commenting on the draft standards at the point of wider industry consultation, then please register your interest with Beverley Lilley via email: beverleyl@motor.org.uk or via telephone: 01992 511 521.  

NOS can be used for a variety of purposes, including work based training programmes, job descriptions or staff appraisals, as well as forming the basis of nationally accredited qualifications.  As part of our 2012/13 development plans, new qualifications will be developed once the National Occupational Standards have been finalised and published.  

Your feedback is essential so we can keep qualifications relevant, standards high and attract skilled entrants to the motor industry.  

National occupational standard (NOS) suites, both approved and pending approval  

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Use of National Occupational Standards

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Contact
Beverley Lilley:
Tel: +44 (0)1992 511521
Email: beverleyl@motor.org.uk