Textiles Scotland, now part of UKFT, is undertaking a review of a range of National Occupational Standards for the UK fashion and textile industry, covering Manufacturing Sewn Products, Manufacturing Textile Products and Footwear, Leathergoods and Leather Production.
National Occupational Standards (NOS) are the recognised standards that our industry works and trains by. They provide the foundation content of qualifications, training, apprenticeships and professional development across the UK.
NOS are developed and reviewed by employers from across the industry to ensure they keep pace with changing industry needs. The last review of the standards took place in 2015 and we now urgently need to bring them up to-date and in line with industry practice.
To this end, UKFT are leading a series of review meetings with employers across the four nations and conducting this online, open consultation.
The open consultation is the chance for you to influence the standards and provide reassurance on whether they are fit for purpose as they are, or if they need to be changed.
To complete the consultation, you will need to follow the link below and fill out the online survey. But please note, you do not need to read and comment on all the NOS units! We’re only asking you to read and comment on the ones that are relevant for you and your business. The deadline for feedback is 15 November.
The documents should be self-explanatory, but if you have any questions please feel free to contact firstname.lastname@example.org or Celia.email@example.com.
Please complete the relevant consultation below.
Manufacturing Textile Products
Manufacturing Sewn Products
Footwear, Leathergoods & Leather Production