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Head Of Standards

  1. 1. Alan Martin Head of Standards SITO Ltd
  2. 2. National Occupational Standards <ul><li>Specifications of competence in employment. </li></ul><ul><li>Benchmarks for occupational performance. </li></ul><ul><li>Statements of industry good practice. </li></ul><ul><li>A tool for specifying and measuring workplace competence. </li></ul>Are: - Are not: - <ul><li>Training courses </li></ul><ul><li>Qualifications </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>the relevant technical, planning and problem solving skills; </li></ul><ul><li>the ability to work with others; and </li></ul><ul><li>the skills that enhance flexibility in employment and opportunities for progression, </li></ul><ul><li>needed in employment. </li></ul>Each standard specifies - Supported by the essential knowledge and understanding and the contexts in which competence is expected National Occupational Standards
  4. 4. Role of National Occupational Standards in SIA Licensing <ul><li>Relate SIA Core Competence learning outcomes to what is required in employment. </li></ul><ul><li>Set the baseline of knowledge and skills required in licensable activities. </li></ul><ul><li>Specify the minimum standard of occupational competence. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Development of National Occupational Standards main functions within an occupational area Identify - significant areas of job roles meaningful activities within each area of work critical performance critical knowledge contexts or scope National occupational standard
  6. 6. Functional Map Gather information Plan investigations Analyse and evaluate evidence Carry out risk analyses Lead investigation teams Provide information Maintain health and safety Carry out surveillance Negotiate contracts Investigate IT security Investigation Development of National Occupational Standards
  7. 7. Development of National Occupational Standards Gather information Gather information from witnesses Gather information from suspects Effective relationship with witnesses Interview witnesses to gather information Take statements from witnesses Prepare for Interviews with suspects Effective relationship with suspects Interview suspects
  8. 8. Critical performance - <ul><li>handle contact with potential witnesses in a sensitive and courteous manner; </li></ul><ul><li>conduct enquiries in a manner which elicits information relevant to the investigation; </li></ul><ul><li>assess gathered information and determine possible sources of corroboration; </li></ul><ul><li>grade witnesses in accordance with their usefulness and reliability; </li></ul><ul><li>organise and conduct further interviews if required as soon as practicable; and </li></ul><ul><li>take appropriate action to assist witnesses who have special needs. </li></ul>Example of a of National Occupational Standard Establish effective relationship with witnesses
  9. 9. Example of a of National Occupational Standard Critical knowledge - <ul><li>interviewing techniques; </li></ul><ul><li>how to grade and assess witness; </li></ul><ul><li>relevant current legislation and codes of practice; </li></ul><ul><li>the reasons for and how to maintain confidentiality; </li></ul><ul><li>how to identify and respond to witness needs and sensitivities; </li></ul><ul><li>the rules of disclosure and how to apply them; </li></ul><ul><li>planning and scheduling; and </li></ul><ul><li>appropriate methods of recording and storing information </li></ul>Establish effective relationship with witnesses
  10. 10. Example of a of National Occupational Standard Critical scope - Establish effective relationship with witnesses 1 enquiries that are: pre-planned; ad hoc 2 witness who are: directly involved; indirectly involved 3 special needs related to: language; physical; cultural; vulnerable people; juveniles
  11. 11. Development Process <ul><li>Steering Group of sector representatives and other key partners. </li></ul><ul><li>Working Group of sector practitioners. </li></ul><ul><li>Consultation with the sector across the UK. </li></ul><ul><li>Approval by the NOS Regulator. </li></ul>
  12. 12. NOS NOS NOS NOS NOS NOS NOS NOS NOS NOS NOS National Occupational Standards and SIA Licensing Vocational Education and Training NOS Suite of NOS for Investigation Licence qualification + ID check + CRB check = Licence Vocational qualification eg BTEC C&G Occupational qualification eg S/NVQ SIA Core Competence Specification
  13. 13. Who Develops What National Occupational Standards SSB + The Sector (SIA) Vocational and Occupational Qualifications Awarding Bodies + SSB (SIA) Core Competence Specification for Licence SIA + The Sector (SSB) (Awarding Bodies) Licence Qualification SIA + The Sector + Awarding Bodies (SSB)
  14. 14. Assessment of Competence  Experience   Development  Basic training Training, development and experience Competency Training standard ‘ Test’ – to check training performance The competency curve Occupational standard ‘ Assess’ – to check occupational performance Licence standard Proficient to practice
  15. 15. Assessment of Competence for the SIA Licence During Initial Training: - Training Testing Knowledge and Skills Certification + CRB + ID = Licence SIA Core Competence Specification
  16. 16. Experienced and Practising Investigators: - Assessment of Competence for the SIA Licence Experience Knowledge and Skills test? Professional register? Peer review? Confirm Knowledge and Skills Certification + CRB + ID = Licence options Same as training course or abbreviated testing? Who? How? Cost? Acceptable? Who? How? Cost? Criteria? Training + Qualifications + Experience Membership of an Association or Institute?
  17. 17. NOS Development and SIA Licensing - timescales NOS development SIA licensing 2006 This timescale is provisional 2005 NOS NOS NOS NOS NOS NOS NOS Functional map Identifying all Investigation functions Consultation and refinement Submission And Approval March July August Publish and launch October Sector consultation Core Competence Specification development June/July 2005 Publish Licence criteria November Licence starts July - October
  18. 18. Thank you for inviting me to your AGM and giving this presentation about national occupational standards and their role in SIA licensing. Alan Martin