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A phrase used to describe the origins of national occupational standards in many spheres of work; and also to identify the influence which has shaped some aspects of education and training policy. Standards which are employer‐led are those which are identified by employers through common agreement as being necessary for carrying out skilled work in their vocational area, and are then set as the national standard at a number of levels of skill. Policies which are said to be employer‐led are those which are drawn up in response to needs expressed by employers in terms of the skills required of potential employees. At a national level an employer‐led approach could be said to include the introduction of a National Vocational Qualification framework in 1986, and the setting up of the Learning and Skills Council in 2001.

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