Standards & Approvals

OPITO develops standards based on industry demand.  By giving individual groups exactly what they need, OPITO has produced leading-edge documents that are recognised world-wide.

We also ensure training providers achieve approval to deliver training in accordance with these standards.

What is OPITO's role?

  • Setting up a workgroup – to decide the exact content of a standard, its purpose, learning outcomes, facilities requirements, staffing levels and equipment
  • Drafting the standard – which undergoes extensive consultation to ensure it meets the agreed requirements of the industry
  • Being custodian of the standard - training providers are invited to apply for approval to deliver the standards
  • Providing regular reviews – to make sure the contents are comprehensive and applicable

What are the different types of standards?

There are currently three types of standards at OPITO, please click on the links below to take you to the correct section:

Emergency and Critical Response Standards
OPITO Industry Training & Competence Standards
UK National Occupational Standards

Standards Library