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Denise Clarke Ltd works with a range of high profile clients and organizations to develop and deliver competency frameworks and performance standards and to advise on their implementation. From time to time, our work is covered in industry publications.

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National Occupational Standards and NVQs

Our recent - and very large scale - project in developing National Occupational Standards and NVQs (there are 24 qualifications) in Explosive Substances and Articles has attracted much attention as described by the article published in the Defence Manufacturers' Journal.

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Examples Of How Competences Can Be Used

People's understanding of what competences are and are not vary considerably. In this short paper, we explain briefly what they are and how you can use them to create tools for HR management and personal development purposes.

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Explosives, Munitions and Search Occupational Map

This report was commissioned by the Standards Setting body (SSB) for Explosives, Munitions & Search Occupations (EMSO) at the request of the Head of Profession (HoP) for Ordnance, Munitions & Explosives (OME ) Safety on behalf of the Ministry of Defence (MoD) civilians and scopes the UK explosives industry, its size and sub-sectors and identified key skills-related issues.

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Using Explosive Substances and Articles (ESA) Standards and Qualifications

This article explains the history to the development of the ESA standards and qualifications. It explains how they can be used and the assessment process.

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Some recent conference papers and presentations

HSQ presentation to EU Excert conference, Riga, Latvia, April 2011

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Department of Defense Explosives Safety Board (DDESB) conference, Portland, Oregon, 13 ­ 15 July 2010

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Ordcon conference, Sulhamstead, Berks, 28 November 2009

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National Association of Re-enactment Societies (NAReS) AGM, Bickenhill, W Mids, 22 November 2009

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Preserving Combat Power by Enhancing Munitions Safety, PARARI 9th Australian Explosive Ordnance Symposium, Adelaide, Australia, 10 - 12 November 2009

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Operationalizing Explosives Safety, Department of Defense Explosives Safety Board (DDESB) conference, Palm Springs, USA, 12 - 14 August 2008

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Education and Training in Explosives, Second Symposium, EU Excert conference, Defence Academy, Cranfield University at Shrivenham, 13 - 15 June 2007

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Institute of Explosives Engineers conference, Army School of Ammuniton, Kineton, 25 April 2006

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Institute of Demolition Engineers conference, Institute of Civil Engineers, London, 10 February 2006

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Education and Training in Explosives EU Excert conference, Royal College of Military Science, Cranfield University, 15 - 17 June 2005


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ESA Standards & NVQs, Swedish Competence Centre (KCEM), 11 March 2005

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Swedish delegation visit to the Royal College of Military Science, Cranfield University, 23 November 2004

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