Role Profile

Consultancy & Business Support services share a common aim of supporting individuals and organisations with business-focused skills and expertise.

Along with IOEE (Institute of Enterprise and Entrepreneurs), we work to ensure the Consultancy & Business Support NOS (National Occupational Standards) reflect industry needs and remain fit for purpose.

Instructus Skills is responsible for Management Consultancy activities, while IOEE oversees Business Support activities.

Skills & Competencies for Consultancy & Business Support

SFEDI Awards have developed a number of NOS in Business Support:

Business & Enterprise Support (PDF)

Business Link Broker (PDF)
Business Link Gateway (PDF)
Business Information (PDF)

 We also oversee a suite of standards directly covering Management & Business Consultancy for management consultants and business advisers.


Management & Business Consultancy NOS

Define the skills your industry needs.

For work-based learning to truly match the range of challenges that you face it’s essential that apprenticeships and training are continuously developed. This is where we come in.

We work with employers, employer groups, and training providers to maintain and update a range of apprenticeship frameworks and standards. Through staged consultations, we ensure that qualifications work for learners, employers, and skills bodies alike.

To have your say on the future of skills in your sector, register for consultation updates today.

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Developing People, Transforming Lives

As the UK’s largest apprenticeship certification authority, we’ve played an integral role in apprenticeships since our formation in 1996. Whether you know us for certification or skills consultations, our work helps you to manage your apprenticeships and vocational training.

Yet this isn’t all that we do.

We are proud to be part of the Instructus Group, a family of organisations that exist to help people progress in education, in work, and in life. Through a range of funded and part-funded support programmes we help people to fulfill their potential.