Developing Standards

What We Do

Standards are a formal framework of criteria related to the performance of a particular role(s). They can be used to benchmark role performance, provide guidance for role design, and determine the knowledge and/or skills an individual needs to ‘know’ and/or ‘can do’ in relation to a specific, occupational training programme. They are developed by individuals with expertise in the subject matter and who understand what employers need. They provide for valid and reliable judgments in skills and knowledge, and allow for the standardisation of decisions in relation to assessment.

All of our schemes and programmes are based on standards. These standards sometimes already exist – for example, in an existing apprenticeship or qualification. Sometimes they need to be created before any training programme can be developed. We are able to work with you to develop the most appropriate standards as a stand-alone project or as a first step in creating a new training programme or assessment strategy.

Find Out More

If you would like to work with us on developing standards, whether for a whole industry, specific job role or to underpin a training programme, then please get in touch. We can offer you advice and guidance on where to start and how to go about the task, and also who to involve and when. Call the EUSR Support team on 0121 745 1310 or email