Apprenticeship design and development

How are apprenticeships developed?

Apprenticeships are developed by employers, employees and other stakeholders with expert knowledge. They engage in a process to create an apprenticeship based upon the reality of the workplace. The economic importance and demand for the apprenticeship are also taken into consideration before starting the process. 

Organisations from all sectors can register interest and we welcome everyone to get involved.

We're particularly interested in hearing from those who can support with the current phase of standards and frameworks development within:

  • management
  • finance
  • customer services
  • hospitality
  • equine
  • freight and logistics
  • manufacturing products

How to get involved

Find out about the different ways to get involved in developing an apprenticeship based on your role and how you’d like to take part.

Employee workshops

For employees or people who have completed an apprenticeship, or have the equivalent experience.

Find out about employee workshops

Technical Expert Groups (TEGs)

For employers, including trade unions and education and qualification experts.

Find out about Technical Expert Groups

Wider consultation

For anyone interested in shaping apprenticeships including apprentices, employers, trade unions and professional bodies.

Find out about wider consultation

Watch our Technical Expert Group video

In this video, members of a Technical Expert Group talk about their role in the development of the Project Management apprentice framework. Representatives from business and trade unions explain why it's so important to get involved and bring their practical experience to the process.

Why should I participate?

It’s a unique opportunity to change and influence the direction of work-based learning and training on offer within your industry, profession or wider sector. You will be part of shaping the future of apprenticeships for Scotland.

As an employer, you will help create quality apprenticeships so employees can develop the skills your business needs to thrive, both now and in the future  

Register your interest