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Based on our long standing knowledge and expertise in skills for the engineering and advanced manufacturing sector we work hand in hand with policy makers and opinion formers to advise on skills and education policy and help create the optimum environment for sector skills to thrive.

Work with us on our Standards, Apprenticeship Frameworks and Qualifications

Semta encourages and welcomes the input of employers when designing and reviewing sector standards, apprenticeship frameworks and qualifications. Giving employers, large and small, the opportunity to pool ideas and get involved in the design and review stages means Semta can ensure it provides solutions to meet the needs of all businesses in the sector.



National Occupational Standards (NOS), SVQ and NVQ Qualification Structures

The current suites of NOS and qualifications were developed in partnership with employers and other appropriate organisations 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. They also form the basis of all vocational qualifications including those used in apprenticeship and modern apprenticeship frameworks.

As part of our philosophy of continuous improvement Semta is always happy to receive feedback from relevant stakeholders to ascertain whether the current NOS, SVQ and NVQ qualifications are still fit for purpose and if not, what changes are required?

View the National Occupational Standards developed by Semta.

How to get involved

If you would like to comment on any of the standards, please email customerservices@semta.org.uk


Designing an Advanced Manufacturing Apprenticeship

Watch this video to find out how employers including Airbus, BAE Systems and Ford worked with Semta to design a Higher Apprenticeship in Advanced Manufacturing ...