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NOS are the recognised standards that our industry works and trains by

National Occupational Standards describe best practice by bringing together skills, knowledge and values, developed in partnership with employers across the UK.

NOS set out the skills, knowledge and understanding required by employers to undertake a particular task or job role to a nationally recognised level of competence, helping formalise training requirements for employers and employees across the UK.

UKFT is responsible for ensuring these crucial benchmark standards meet changing needs in the UK fashion and textile industry.

There are nine NOS suites that apply to roles within the UK fashion and textile industry. UKFT reviewed and updated three NOS suites in 2019 and will work with employers and stakeholders to ensure that the portfolio is fit for the future.