Apprenticeship Approvals Group

Find out about the role of the group and who's involved

The Apprenticeship Approvals Group has responsibility for approving all Scottish apprenticeships. 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 Approvals 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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