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.  


The Group’s role and purpose is to: 

  • Approve all Scottish apprenticeships
  • Ensure that apprenticeships fit with policy
  • Oversee 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    


Ruth Jennings of Sainsbury's is the Chair of the Apprenticeship Approvals Group and a member of SAAB Standards and Frameworks Group.

The group is employer-led, with its membership made up of experts from a variety of different organisations and sectors. 

See the full membership of Apprenticeship Approval Group.

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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