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  and National

Viv Berkeley
           The Historical Context
• The concept of supported employment has been
  around since 1982
• Valuing People (White Paper 2001)
• Valuing People Now (2007)
• Valuing Employment Now (2009)
• Getting in, staying in and getting on (Sayce Review,
• Support and Aspiration (2011) Green Paper
• We need skilled, qualified staff to support
  people with disabilities make a reality of their
  dream of having a job…..
                 Defining NOS
• National Occupational Standards set out measurable
  performance outcomes to which an individual is
  expected to work in a given occupation. Developed by
  employers across the UK, NOS set out the skills,
  knowledge and understanding required to perform
  competently in the workplace
     What has been happening?
• Supported employment; best practice principles
  published (March, 2010)
• Government wanted an agreed definition for Supported
• MOG and change of Government interrupted the flow of
• Key VEN and BIS colleagues displaced – work passed
  to LSIS with no associated budget
• People working hard in the background
• SEN Green Paper (March, 2011) – was, for me, a lever
  to get things moving again
               Developing NOS
• Work had already started in the Southwest using the
  best practice principles
• Stakeholders meeting 19th October 2011- to get a
  consensus on the way forward
• LSIS agreed to fund additional work to develop a full set
  of NOS for Supported Employment – had to include 4
  nation consultation
• The team consisted of myself, two SE experts (Kathy
  Melling and Steve Beyer), one expert NOS writer and the
  support team at UK Qualifications and Skills team at
  LSIS (ex LLUK)
           Where we are now…..
• NOS for Supported Employment finalised last week
• Will be on the Excellence Gateway within the next 4
• LSIS preparing the UKCES submission
• The next phase of the work will look at developing

  It is important to remember that SE happens across
  many sectors – housing, Welfare to Work, NHS,
  Supported Employment Agencies - it doesn’t just happen
  in FE (and there is some debate about if FE do SE well!)
  – these NOS will be shared across sectors
 What do the NOS for SE look like?
1)Develop and apply values and ethical practice within supported
2) Advise employers about the benefits, processes and practices to
    recruit and retain a diverse workforce
3) Assist prospective job seekers to aspire to paid employment
4) Identify the needs of the job seeker
5) Create and agree development plans
6) Ensure employment opportunities meet the needs of job seekers
7) Enable individuals in supported employment to be productive and
    integrated in their workplace
8) Develop as a reflective supported employment practitioner
             How are they set out?
• Performance Criteria (P)
• Knowledge and understanding statements (K). For
(P) You must be able to: adhere to relevant codes of
   ethics and conduct standards and guidance required
   by your organisation
   Therefore (K) You need to know and understand:
• relevant codes of ethics and conduct standards and guidance
  required by your organisation
• current UK legislation and organisational requirements and
  procedures and practices for accessing records, recording,
  reporting, confidentiality, health and safety, safeguarding and
           How are NOS used?
•   To develop qualifications
•   To write job descriptions
•   To develop quality improvement processes
•   To inform appraisal systems
•   To inform CPD audit systems
•   To inform and underpin training courses
     Further sources of support
• British Association of Supported Employment -
• A free downloadable book aimed at the FE
  sector (NIACE)

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