Cogent is the Sector Skills Council (SSC) for the Chemicals, Pharmaceuticals, Nuclear, Petroleum, Polymer, and Oil & Gas Industries.
About Gold Standard
The Gold Standard is a national framework for continuous professional development setting out the skills required for world class
performance in key job roles in the process industries. It describes and maps the competencies required to do each job across four
areas of competence:
- Technical Competence
- Business Improvement
- Functional and Behavioural
About Nuclear Job Contexts
A concept of Job Contexts has been developed to describe the role profiles across the breadth of the nuclear industry. The Job
Contexts provide a common framework for capturing the competences and Nuclear Industry Qualifications and Training. This enables the
comparison of industry roles and the basis for skills gap analysis.
Thirteen Job contexts each with five skills levels are defined. These are:
- Energy Production Operations
- Process Operations
- Safety & Security
- Project Management
- Scientific & Technical Support
- Decommissioning Operations
- Maintenance Operations
- Radiation Protection
- Engineering Design
- Waste & Repository Operations
About Nuclear Training Standards
Training Standards have been developed to provide industry-wide agreed common training for a range of disciplines across the nuclear industry.
The development of these important standards has taken place in consultation with many subject area experts including the Association of Project Managers, The UK Asbestos Training Association, ECITB, Health Protection Agency, St John Ambulance and the UK Nuclear Human Performance Forum.
About National Skills Academy for Nuclear
The National Skills Academy for Nuclear has been established at the request of Nuclear employers to address the key skills and training challenges facing the Nuclear industry. The Skills Academy will ensure the sector has a skilled workforce that can operate safely and effectively, and can also meet the future demands of this rapidly changing industry.
About National Skills Academy for Process Industries
We are an employer-led centre of excellence launched to address skills and training needs throughout the chemical, polymer, and pharmaceutical sectors.
Our mission is to provide UK organisations with access to high quality training to boost efficiency and productivity throughout the workplace.
About Cogent Career Pathways
Developed by industry to help you find the right path, Career Pathways allows you to search our
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About Nuclear Skills Passport
The Nuclear Skills Passport will provide all employees and contractors within the Nuclear Sector, including those from large employers and SMEs, with a physical
record of their industry specific training and qualifications that meet the agreed sector standards.
About Process Industries Skills Passport
Skills Passport is an online, self-serviceable platform, detailing a learnerâ€™s accredited/verified qualifications and training. With its advanced gap analysis facility and flagging system, alerting employers to the expiry of key and mandatory training and qualifications, Skills Passport will promote the delivery and achievement of the Cogent Gold Standard.
The Skills Passport offers many benefits to the employer including:
- A secure, easy to use single access point for the recording of all training and qualifications
- Employers can assess their skills base, identify gaps against the Gold Standard, get signposted to Academy accredited training and record improvements
- Benchmarking is against Cogent Gold Standards for job roles right across the process industry
- Employers can view employees' current skills and plan a development path for new skills with clear targets, in their own time
- The ability to manage safety, health and environment compliance through the training alert function.
If you have any comments on the Skills Match Tool we would like to hear from you.
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Or write to:
Products and Services Manager
Cogent SSC Ltd
Unit 5, Mandarin Court
Tel: 01925 515200
Fax: 01925 515240