Occupational Standards development


Occupational standards are units of competence which describe the skills and knowledge necessary to work in a sector of employment.  Occupational standards describe what needs to be achieved in the workplace and they are specifically related to employment whether this is in a paid or voluntary capacity.

The primary purpose of occupational standards is to set a benchmark of competence, skills and knowledge by which Vocational Education and Training (VET) providers can measure their qualifications and training courses to demonstrate that they are producing individuals with the correct minimum competence to enter or succeed in the labour market.

The development of occupational standards is Step 5 from the EOSE 7 Step Model and EOSE has led the development of standards in several sectors including sport administration in Malta, golf in Europe and the fitness industry at the global level.

Uses of occupational standards include: definition of job roles of the workforce; developing  and amending job descriptions;  identifying training and development needs; developing training programmes and qualifications

The following are the main components of occupational standards:

EOSE can, in this general area, provide such services as:

  • Analysing the need for standards and benefits of standards approach
  • Functional mapping and standards development
  • Using standards to inform workforce development planning and education strategies
  • Mapping qualifications to standards

EOSE has the unique capacity and experience to put in place a standards based approach to workforce development to ensure education and training strategies meet industry needs.

Get in touch if you are interested and we will make sure to get back to you as soon as possible so that we explore together how we could collaborate.

EOSE – European Observatoire of Sport and Employment

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