Standards and Qualifications - Our work in 2018

Read the latest on NOS reviews and Incremental Change (IC) and Construction Related Occupation Card cases and find out about qualification units, TQT and qualification structure 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.

2018 National Occupational Standard (NOS) reviews

The following Suites of National Occupational Standards are being reviewed in 2018/19 through consultation with National Working Groups and Practitioner Groups from across the four home nations:

Once the reviews are underway you will be able to view the page where the development packs and progress reports are hosted by clicking on the NOS suite title.

Associated Industrial Services Occupations

Construction Site Management

Construction Site Supervision

Decorative Finishing and Industrial Painting

Fitted Interiors

Trowel Occupations

Wall and Floor Tiling

Wood Occupations

NOS reviewed in 2017/18

Innovative Modern Methods of Construction - NOS approved 08/02/18 title of suite changed to Construction Using Off-site Manufactured Assemblies please visit the page for further information.

Occupational Work Supervision - NOS approved 25/01/18


Current Incremental Change (IC) and Construction Related Occupation (CRO) card cases 2017/2018.

2017/18 IC cases and CRO enquiries

Testing, Inspecting and Thorough Examination Occupations - please visit the page for various cases relating to CRO cards

IC case 01/18 Plastering - Enquiry relating to Unit 80 Run in-situ mouldings

Qualification structures

Revised qualification structures will now be issued once a year to the Built Environment Awarding Body Forum (BEABF). The next BEABF update will be in June 2018 and will include but not be limited to the following:

Occupational Work Supervision - the following Level 3 structures are affected by this review: Demolition, Floorcovering, Interior Systems, Piling Operations, Supervising Hire and Rental, Thermal Insulation.

Construction Using Off-site Manufactured Assemblies - the following Level 2 structures are affected by this review:

Erection of Pre-cast Concrete, Specialist Concrete Occupations, Specialist Installation Occupations, Timber Frame Erection

Other revised structures include:

Testing, Inspecting and Thorough Examination Occupations - Installation and Site Testing of Construction Fixings pathway

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

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