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Apprenticeship Approvals Group

The Apprenticeship Approvals Group has responsibility for approving all Scottish apprenticeships from 1 April 2020. It is an employer-led group aimed at ensuring Scottish apprenticeships meet the needs of employers.  

Purpose

The Group’s role and purpose is to: 

  • Approve all Scottish apprenticeships
  • Ensure that apprenticeships fit with policy
  • Overrsee and ensure quality assurance in apprenticeship development activity   

The group will work closely with the Scottish Apprenticeship Advisory Board (SAAB) Standards and Frameworks group.  

For more information, see the Apprenticeship Approvals Group - Terms of Reference    

Membership

Ruth Jennings of Sainsbury’s is Chair of the Apprenticeship Approvals Group and a member of SAAB Standards and Frameworks Group. Remaining membership is made up of experts from a variety of different organisations and sector, including:

  • Employer member (s)
  • Scottish Government
  • Skills Development Scotland 
  • Scottish Qualification Authority (SQA) 
  • Scottish Training Federation  
  • Scottish Union Learning (SUL) 
  • Scottish Trade Union Congress (STUC)
  • Colleges Scotland
  • Federation for Industry Sector Skills & Standards (FISSS) 
  • Quality Assurance Agency for Scotland  
  • Education Scotland 
  • Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) 
  • AAG sub Group representative (Non-member 

The Group meets approximately every month and minutes of the meetings are published, following approval from the Group’s Chair. You can find the minutes in our publications area

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