An occupational standard is a description of an occupation. It contains an occupational profile, and describes the ‘knowledge, skills and behaviours’ (KSBs) needed for someone to be competent in the occupation’s duties.
Occupational standards are developed by employers for occupations that meet IfATE's current occupation criteria.
Apprenticeships IfATE approved technical qualifications are based on occupations recognised by employers. Our maps bring these together to show where technical education can lead.