ODAG Consultants Ltd.

ODAG Consultants Ltd. are an independent skills, education and workforce development consultancy with a focus on IT, engineering and digital technology skills. We provide a wide range of consultancy services for national strategies, regional developments and local programmes in vocational education, apprenticeships and education quality management.

Our aim is to support the design, implementation and delivery of skills initiatives and educational programmes that are dedicated to delivering high quality learning, engaging learners and reflecting the needs of employers across the UK. We have detailed knowledge and expertise of UK wide standards and frameworks at all levels as they relate to specific national contexts (England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales).

Current projects include National Occupational Standards Consultations, SVQ reviews, apprenticeship and degree apprenticeship framework development –

ODAG are the developers of the UK IT/Digital National Occupational Standards (NOS), Scottish Vocational Qualifications (SVQs) and apprenticeship frameworks for IT.

1. National Occupational Standards (NOS) – IT / Digital

Following the successful development of new artificial intelligence, machine learning, cyber security and cyber resilience NOS last year, we are now working on the following IT NOS priorities as set by the UK NOS Governance Board:

– Systems architecture, analysis and design

– Data visualisation

– IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things)

– Technology Management

The consultations are now closed and these projects are nearing completion.

2. Scottish Vocational Qualifications –

The Diploma in Digital Application Support at SCQF level 6 has been been reviewed and is currently being updated.

3. Cyber Security Apprenticeship Framework Development for Northern Ireland

We are working with stakeholders in Northern Ireland to create a new level 3 cyber security apprenticeship with pathways for cyber security and digital forensics.

Consultation on the learning outcomes development is now live here

Please contact us if you are interested in these developments

4. Updating degree apprenticeships for Wales in IT and Engineering & Advanced Manufacturing

We are working with Welsh Government and stakeholders in Wales to update the degree apprenticeships for :

  • IT (software engineering, cyber security and data science)
  • Engineering and advanced manufacturing

Please contact us if you are interested in these developments

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