Qualification Pack and National Occupational Standards
National Occupational Standards (NOS) describe best practices by bringing together performance criteria, knowledge and skills pertaining to a job role. A set of NOSs related to a specific job role is called Qualification Pack (QP). Each NOS defines one key function in a job role.
A set of NOSs, aligned to a job role, called Qualification Packs (QPs), would be available for every job role in each sector of Food Processing Industry. These packs are pegged at various NSQF level, such as level 1 to 10 and they drive the creation of curriculum and content.
FICSI is responsible for development of QPs and NOSs and we currently have 61 NSQF aligned QPs which cover 8 sub sectors of Food Processing Industries:
Model Curriculum and Content
Availability of Learning Resources can contribute greatly to the speed, scale and quality of a skilling endeavour. Qualification Pack leads to the creation of curriculum and content. FICSI is responsible for the creation of Model Curriculums against each QP to make training easier and in a sequential manner. The Model Curriculum breaks down each QP into different modules and specifies the total number of theory and practical duration of each module. FICSI recommends that each training to be well aligned and in accordance with the curriculum developed thereby maintaining the quality of training as desired by MSDE.