National Occupational Standards

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Delivered by Marian Healy of Lifelong Learning UK at the Annual Conference of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals in Scotland (CILIPS), which took place 1-3 June 2009.

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National Occupational Standards

  1. 1. Marian Healy Sector Manager, Scotland
  2. 2. Background to Lifelong Learning UK <ul><li>The Big Picture </li></ul>
  3. 3. We are supporting and raising standards >> A more inclusive and prosperous society >> All workforces better skilled and equipped >> A world class lifelong learning workforce >> Lifelong learning is... >> The lifelong learning workforce >> We are Lifelong Learning UK >> What we do >> How we do it >>
  4. 4. Background to Lifelong Learning UK <ul><li>1 of 25 Sector Skills Councils </li></ul><ul><li>Supporting the 1.2 million UK workforce </li></ul><ul><li>132,000 workforce in Scotland </li></ul><ul><li>5,388 employed in Libraries, Archives and Information Services </li></ul>
  5. 5. What the Scottish Government expect of Lifelong Learning UK <ul><li>Develop proper engagement </li></ul><ul><li>Deliver sectoral labour market information </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure employers have a say </li></ul><ul><li>Maintain strong partnerships </li></ul>
  6. 6. Lifelong Learning UK’s Approach to Developing National Occupational Standards <ul><li>Create a clear and simple landscape of standards, and the qualifications developed from them </li></ul><ul><li>Develop a map of roles across the whole sector </li></ul>
  7. 7. Developing National Occupational Standards for the Lifelong Learning Sector <ul><li>Develop national occupational standards where no relevant and/or appropriate standards exist </li></ul><ul><li>Minimise duplication </li></ul><ul><li>Develop “application guides” where necessary </li></ul>
  8. 8. National Occupational Standards for Libraries, Archives and Information Professionals <ul><li>Key competences set out in </li></ul><ul><ul><li>65 standards </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>8 sections </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Developing Qualifications <ul><li>Working with employers and training providers and in partnership with professional bodies, SLIC and SQA </li></ul>
  10. 10. Profile of the Library, Archive and Information Services Workforce in Scotland <ul><li>Almost half of the libraries workforce in Scotland is due to retire before 2018 </li></ul>
  11. 11. Modern Apprenticeships for Libraries, Archives and Information Services <ul><li>A potential new career pathway to employment in libraries, archives and information services </li></ul>
  12. 12. In Conclusion <ul><li>Lifelong learning must continue to be a priority sector </li></ul><ul><li>A career in the sector must be rewarding </li></ul><ul><li>Employer investment in workforce development is critical </li></ul>
  13. 13. Contact Details <ul><li>Marian Healy Sector Manager, Scotland Lifelong Learning UK </li></ul><ul><li>Address: CBC House, 24 Canning Street, Edinburgh, EH3 8EG </li></ul><ul><li>Direct Telephone No: 0870 756 4970 </li></ul><ul><li>email: marianhealy@lluk.org </li></ul><ul><li>Visit our Website: www.lluk.org or www.lluk.org/scotland </li></ul>

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