The National Occupational Standards (NOS) for Personal Tutoring are approved by the Further Education, Higher Education and Work Based Learning sectors across the UK. They are designed to bring greater clarity to the tutoring role and bring it in line with other professional occupations such as mentoring, coaching and counselling.
The NOS describe what a person needs to do, know and understand in order to carry out the role of a Personal Tutor in a consistent way and to a nationally recognised level of competence.
The standards can be used as a benchmark for individuals to self-assess their tutoring practice and identify areas for improvement. They can also be used by organisations as a tool to review and improve the quality of tutorial provision.