The industry approved Gold Standard - delivering world class skills for the science based industries

The Gold Standard is a Competency Framework for individuals in the science based industries. It sets an aspirational industry standard for expected levels of on-the-job performance. It supports individual Continuing Professional Development (CPD), setting out the skills required for world class performance in key job roles.

Through this framework individuals can be confident that their skills have been benchmarked to a national, industry-developed standard. The framework describes and maps the competencies required to a wide range of jobs across four areas of competence:

  • Technical Competence
  • Business Improvement
  • Compliance
  • Functional and Behavioural

Companies using the Gold Standard framework have highlighted significant improvements in raising the skills level through real added value training focused on identified skills gaps. The return on training investment has been improved and quantified through case studies.

Employees and employers alike - start the journey today and demonstrate commitment to world class skills.

Cogent Gold Standard Roll of Honour...

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