Role Profile

Enterprise is critical for developing a successful, competitive, and forward-thinking economy. Historically the UK has been at the forefront of innovative ideas and breakthroughs, but to remain competitive in a global economy, enterprise skills need to be developed. These skills help learners get up and running – and help them keep moving forward too.

Skills & Competencies for Enterprise NOS

The Enterprise NOS are aimed at those starting, running, or managing a business. They cover key areas including how to win new business, how to keep and develop your business, people skills, and the essentials of enterprise.

There are four suites of standards available:

Pre Enterprise
Understanding Enterprise
Enterprising Skills
Business Enterprise (2022)
Business Enterprise (Legacy)
Business Enterprise Occupational Map


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.