Network Operative Passport Scheme (NOPS)

ABOUTNetwork Operative Passport Scheme

The Network Operative Passport Scheme (NOPS) was introduced to help employers comply with safety regulations.

The Scheme is managed and administered by Smart Awards who work with industry to agree and set standards and to ensure they are in line with industry and legislative changes. The scheme provides industry compliance for training and accreditation and holds workforce data accessible via smartphone and tablet devices.

Advantagesfor Operatives

The NOPS telecommunications accreditation card scheme is tailored for individual network operatives allowing you to work with service providers by:

  • Validating your accreditations – providing proof that working on the network you have the required training and qualifications for the type of work you carry out
  • Providing Operative Cards – – that will record all your accreditations, including Openreach and none Openreach specific accreditations in one place
  • Validating cards – with a unique QR Code allowing for quick scanning to confirm a card is genuine
  • Accessing from any device – that a registered user can validate and view details from a computer, smartphone or tablet
  • Providing data 24/7 – to access your data anytime, day or night
  • Providing accurate and trusted information – that belongs to you on your skills and training that is instantly accessible and extractable


In the future all operatives who work on the Openreach network installation contract will be required to apply for a NOPS card. It will be a mandatory for you to hold a card which stays with you if you move companies.

Apply Now

Get Your NOPS card now. Contact us on 02476 421125


All NOPS card have a unique QR code that links to our secure website. The code provides a link to our website where the card identity and accreditations are validated.

Network operators can access this information by scanning the QR code using a smartphone or tablet or by entering the unique Card Number from a PC. This allows the user to securely view the card holder’s information using multi factor authentication to ensure that the data is only available to authorised persons.

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