• Using National Standards


  • Because they contain statements of effective performance and specifications of the skills and knowledge required for effective performance, National Occupational Standards provide valuable tools to identify areas where people need to improve their performance, acquire new knowledge and develop their skills and abilities.

     

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    Learning management can be divided into several areas:

    Induction

    A good induction process, which explains how the organisation works, what the individual’s role is and what performance levels are required of them, can help keep this turnover to a minimum. Induction builds on the positive attitude of successful candidates and gives out a message that the organisation supports its staff.

    Using National Occupational Standards assists in developing a good induction process because it helps convey clearly what an individual’s job entails and the standards they are expected to achieve.

    Identifying learning and development needs

    Because they contain statements of effective performance and specifications of the skills and knowledge required for effective performance, National Occupational Standards provide valuable tools to identify areas where people need to improve their performance, acquire new knowledge and develop their skills and abilities.

    Designing and delivering learning and development

    National Occupational Standards define the standards of performance required to meet organisational objectives and also specify the skills and knowledge required to work to these standards. They therefore help to ensure that learning and development is clearly linked to organisational performance and provide a complete curriculum of the knowledge and skills staff need to work effectively.

    Assessment of Learning / Performance

    The outcome of learning and development should be that the learners acquire the relevant knowledge, and it is important that the sponsoring organisation is confident that this is the case.

    Evaluating Learning and Development

    National Occupational Standards offer clear objectives and outcomes for learning programmes, unambiguous criteria for assessing learners and a transparent way of evaluating the effectiveness of training and development activities.