Competence checks on overseas nurses vital

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The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) in the UK have expressed concern about the need to assess the competence of staff coming from other countries inside the EU to Britain to work. Currently only workers from outside the EU are checked to see that they have the same standards as UK staff.

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Opito Safety and Competence Conference

Annual conference organised by Opito in Abu Dhabi. The aim of OSCC is to bring operators, contractors and the supply chain together with training organisations to provide a forum for improving standards of safety and competency that protect the workforce and the industry’s reputation.

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Navy plane nearly crashed into sea after metal cable snapped and injured 8 sailors

A ‘lack of procedural compliance’ contributed to a potentially catastrophic incident.

A cable was supposed to catch and slow down the E-2C Hawkeye as it landed on the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D Eisenhower in Norfolk, Virginia.

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More regulatory questions than answers following Brexit vote

There are more questions than immediate answers following the “Brexit” vote, a decision that sees the United Kingdom leaving the unified Member States of the European Union. One such question is how will leaving the EU affect competence and compliance?

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About Competence Management Systems

Effective competence management ensures that workflow is managed safely and in an efficient way, maximising productivity and ensuring workforce capability. A good quality Competence Management System (CMS) will bring real and lasting benefits to any oil and gas organisation.

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Competence frameworks: the European approach to teach and learn 21st century skills

On 10 June 2016, the Commission adopted a new and comprehensive Skills Agenda for Europe. The aim is to ensure that people develop a broad set of skills.

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What is a level of competence?

Information about people’s abilities and competence has always been valuable when decisions are made about who should undertake some work, or who should be engaged to perform a particular role as part of a job. As a consequence, it is also valuable to have information about what courses of learning, education or training (LET) are designed to result in the acquisition of what competence.

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