The IAAF is asking garage owners to help check the relevance of National Occupational Standards (NOS) for technicians.
The competencies are used to set benchmarks for a variety of workplace qualifications such as NVQs, City & Guilds, Scottish Vocational Qualifications (SVQs) etc. As the motor industry sector skills body, the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) is responsible for ensuring relevance for a range of motor industry skill levels.
The IAAF is one of the trade bodies assisting them. To make sure the NOS for light vehicle and light CV technicians are appropriate to employer needs now and in future, the IAAF is asking independent garage owners to help in this review.
Brian Spratt represented IAAF garage members at the initial meeting commeting “the in depth nature of the review means input from garage owners is vital.”
The next meeting of the review group is scheduled for August 6th and will be held at the new GTG Training Centre in Wednesbury, in the West Midlands. There will be a need to read through the existing NOS papers, and amendments discussed, before the meeting.
Anyone willing and able to assist the trade by participating can contact Brian Spratt at the IAAF offices on 0845 3131 506.