Standards and Qualifications - Our work in 2016

Read the latest on NOS reviews and Incremental Change (IC) cases and find out about qualification units and Rule of Combination developments

If you would like to view National Occupational Standards (NOS) please either visit the National Occupational Standards website or contact us by emailing standards.qualifications


Please go to our Have Your Say Page to comment on the current development work, or share your thoughts on other occupational areas within construction.

2016 National Occupational Standard (NOS) reviews

The following Suites of National Occupational Standards are due to be reviewed in 2016 through consultation with National Working Groups and Practitioner Groups from across the four home nations:

Please click on the occupational title to view the page where the development packs and progress reports will be hosted once the reviews commence.

Removal of Hazardous and Non-Hazardous Waste

Passive Fire Protection (part of Associated Industrial Services)

Site Logistics

Specialist Installation Occupations


Current Incremental Change (IC) cases 2015/2016.

IC case 08/15 Occupational Work Supervision - Review of VR214 for further information please view Occupational Work Supervision web page 

2016 IC Cases

IC case 03/16 Construction Plant or Machinery Maitenance - enquiry relating to Construction Site workshops - for further information please view Construction Plant or Machinery Maitenance web page

IC case 14/16 Decorative Finishing and Industrial Painting - relating to standards for brick tinters - for further information please view Decorative Finishing and Industrial Painting web page

IC case 10/16 Insulation and Building Treatments - enquiry regarding standards for cavity cleaning - for further information please view Insulation and Building Treatments web page 

IC case 15/16 Wood Occupations - enquiry relating to Level 3 NVQ and double doors - for furhter information please view the Wood Occupations web page

IC case 17/16 Terrazzo Flooring - enquiry relating to qualification and construction related occupation card - for further information please view Specialist Concrete Occupations

Qualification structures and units

Qualification structures, units and total qualification time (TQT) forms will be issued to the Built Environment Awarding Body Forum (BEABF) as they are developed.

Any Awarding Organisations who are not members of the BEABF and wishing to offer construction qualifications but would like to join the BEABF, please contact us on

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