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Published: 3rd October 2022

Get involved in supporting the new NOS standards.

Cogent Skills is facilitating the development of the UK’s first National Occupational Standards (NOS) for hydrogen production, storage, and transportation.

Government plans for a thriving hydrogen sector are set to unlock investment of £4 billion by 2030¹ as well as supporting thousands of high quality green jobs.  The announcement of new technical standards to be developed in collaboration with employers in the industry is a critical step towards establishing a highly skilled and competent workforce, and underpins the UK’s ambition to become a global leader in green technologies.

With over 23,000² separate NOS already developed, the new occupational standards will set out the standards of performance individuals must achieve, together with the knowledge and skills required to work safely and effectively in the hydrogen production, storage and transportation industry.  Widely recognised across all four nations, NOS are an important part of the skills landscape, recognised by employers, regulators and awarding bodies,  and can be directly transferred into qualifications or training programmes, influence job descriptions or be used as a measure of workplace competence.

Ian Lockhart, Standards Manager at Cogent Skills, commented: “We’re looking forward to working with partners to develop the new National Occupational Standards for hydrogen.   Cogent has a rich history of working collaboratively across the science industries to support the needs of employers. The creation of new technical standards for hydrogen is an important step in supporting the growth of green jobs as we transition to a low carbon economy.”

Due to be completed by March 2023, Cogent Skills are looking for employers and stakeholders to help support these Current National Occupational Standards Projects:

  • Development of New National Occupational Standards
  • Hydrogen, Production, Storage and Transportation
  • Digital Life Science Imaging
  • Review of the Following National Occupational Standards
  • Life Science and Related Science Industries
  • Laboratory and Associated Technical Activities

To get involved, please contact Ian Lockhart [email protected]  

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