This target aims to encourage the upskilling and adequate qualification of the project workforce. It counts the number of accredited or approved qualifications or certificates achieved by personnel in relation to their work on the project.
The KPI is divided into four reporting lines, for qualifications or short duration courses, between main contractors and subcontractors:
- qualifications – main contractor (KPI 5a)
- qualifications – subcontractor (KPI 5b)
- short duration courses – main contractor (KPI 5c)
- short duration courses – sub contractor (KPI 5d).
You decide how to divide the total target figure between the four groups, and report separately on each group.
Qualifications could include:
- vocational awards and diplomas equivalent to Level 2 or above
- apprenticeship completions
- professional qualifications
- leadership and management courses, such as from the Institute of Leadership and Management
- health and safety courses, such as IOSH, NEBOSH, SMSTS and SSSTS - see Glossary (PDF, 1.2MB) for details.
Short duration courses must be approved and last for at least 3 hours. They could include:
- project-specific learning, such as on installation, products or technologies
- occupational courses
- licence-to-practice courses
- topic-specific training, such as environment and sustainability
- health and safety training.
Each achievement represents 1 outcome.
For more information, see Apprenticeships and NSAfC projects.
Suggested evidence you may consider collecting includes: