Review of National Occupational Standards

Review of National Occupational Standards

In 2012, BASE and the Learning and Skills Improvement Service (LSIS) developed the National Occupational Standards (NOS) for Supported Employment which describe the skills and knowledge needed by supported employment practitioners. BASE has now been contracted to review and update these standards and we need your help to do it. We are consulting on the new draft standards and want your views on whether they are suitable for the supported employment sector.


The new standards

You'll find the draft standards attached below and they are informed by a functional analysis that gives context to the standards. We are consulting on both the functional analysis and the individual standards.

  • Functional analysis
  • SKA SE01 - Apply values and ethical practice within supported employment and develop as a practitioner
  • SKA SE02 - Assist prospective job seekers to aspire to paid employment
  • SKA SE03 - Identify the needs of the job seekers to enable a good job match
  • SKA SE04 - Create and agree development plans for job seekers to gain and maintain employment
  • SKA SE05 - Advise employers about the benefits, processes and practices to recruit and retain a diverse workforce
  • SKA SE06 - Work with job seekers and employers to match individuals to jobs
  • SKA SE07 - Enable individuals in supported employment to be productive and integrated in their workplace
  • SKA SE08 - Develop yourself as a reflective supported employment practitioner


The consultation

We are using SurveyMonkey to consult on the new standards. You can amend your responses at any time and the survey will close at 6pm on 19 May 2017.

You can complete the survey at


Attached files for download