National Occupational Standards

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The National Occupational Standards (NOS) are a set of benchmarks developed by SkillsActive, the sector skills council for active leisure, learning and wellbeing, that outline the competence required by playworkers in a number of areas.

They are available at levels two, three, and four, and underpin what playworkers study when taking qualifications at these levels.

National Occupational Standards have a variety uses such as developing job descriptions and inductions or designing specialist training programmes.

Download playwork functional map

Download occupational and functional map for playwork 

Download NOS for playworker / playwork practitioner 

Download NOS for playworker in charge

Download NOS for playwork manager 

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