Sector Skill Councils
National Occupational Standards

General

National Occupational Standards (NOS) specify the standard of performance an individual must achieve when carrying out a function in the workplace, together with the knowledge and understanding they need to meet that standard consistently. Essentially NOS are benchmarks of good practice.

Each NOS defines one key function in a job role. Each NOS must be a concise and readable document, usually consisting of no more than five or six pages (some are only one or two). In their essential form, NOS describe functions, standards of performance and knowledge/understanding.

The NOS are laid down by employers (through their SSCs). A set of NOS, aligned to a job role, called Qualification Pack, would be available for every job role in each industry sector. These drive both the creation of curriculum, and assessments. Thus NVQF will theoretically make it possible to drive competency based training for every job role in industry. It would be possible for all current vocational courses, like MES, ITI Courses, or similar vocational courses in schools, colleges and polytechnics to be aligned to job roles at specific NVQF Levels. An ITI Course in Plumbing would say they are training for plumbers at NVQF Level 3. Similarly a polytechnic, training in fashion design, may say it is training for NVQF Level 5 for Garment Cutters. Many NOS and Qualification Packs are given below. More would be uploaded shortly.

Disclaimer

  • The tabs of the various Sector Skill Councils below list the draft National Occupational Standards for few job roles only. The National Occupational Standards for other job roles are currently in the development stage.
  • These drafts are uploaded for public viewing so as to enable anyone for sending in any comments or observations. In the draft state, they are not meant for building any curriculum or any other allied activity.
  • For any clarifications please write to Rajiv Mathur, Principal – Standards and QA on rajiv.mathur@nsdcindia.org

Instructions for Usage

  • Open the tab of any of the SSC, by clicking on it.
  • Under the tab, click the Qualifications Pack PDF pertaining to a job role.
  • Within the Qualifications Pack, scroll to Page 2 that list the National Occupational Standards for that job role.
  • Clicking on any enlisted NOS link, you will be able to read the details listed therein

Documents for NOS Creation

MES Courses Mapping with Qualification Packs

Documents for QP-NOS - NCO-2004 Alignment

National Standards

Standards Under Public View

Click on the tab below to view the Occupation Standards drafted by Sector Skill Council for duly approved by their Industry.

These Occupation Standards are open for public viewing for a month

Any comments or feedback can be addressed to Rajiv Mathur, Principal Standards and QA at NSDC on qrc.feedback@nsdcindia.org

All comments/ feedback received during the period will be responded to by respective Sector Skill Council under intimation to NSDC

After one month of public viewing, these standards will be promulgated as National Standards.

Standards Under Industry Validation

The tabs of the various Sector Skill Councils below include the Occupational Standards which are currently under Industry Validation.

These standards are uploaded for public viewing so as to enable anyone for sending in any comments or observations to the concerned Sector Skill Council or to NSDC.

These standards could be used by any training organization to build curriculum and use them for training purposes on the condition that when the industry validation is completed by the concerned Sector Skill Council, if required, they will do the necessary changes in the curriculum

For any clarifications please write to Rajiv Mathur, Principal – Standards and QA on rajiv.mathur@nsdcindia.org

Drafts Standards

Disclaimer

The tabs of the various Sector Skill Councils below list the draft Occupational Standards for few job roles only. The Occupational Standards for other job roles are currently in the development stage.

These drafts are uploaded for public viewing so as to enable anyone for sending in any comments or observations. In the draft state, they are not meant for building any curriculum or any other allied activity.

NSDC has not done any due-diligence on these standards.

For any clarifications please write to Rajiv Mathur, Principal – Standards and QA on rajiv.mathur@nsdcindia.org

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