Roles and responsibilities
Roles in the group
Technical Expert Groups depend on many different people throughout the process. There are different roles in a Technical Expert Group, depending on what you're able to do.
As a Technical Expert Group member, you'll:
discuss technical skills
discuss emerging development
give constructive feedback on the draft apprenticeship
support the promotion of apprenticeships to your industry contacts
contribute on behalf of your employer, not as an individual
commit to an induction session and at least 4 half-day meetings over 6 months
The group may contact you for consultation or insight between meetings. They might also make a sub-group to look at specific issues, if needed.
The manager of the group will:
support the group chair and group members during the development process
liaise with the technical writer and SDS for the group
be the first point of contact for queries
The technical writer will support the group to develop the apprenticeship by providing:
analysis of existing standards
output from employee workshops
other preparatory materials
They'll develop drafts of the apprenticeship for the group to look over, at and between meetings. They should have a background in assessment and standards-setting organisations, professional bodies or private organisations who specialise in:
Skills Development Scotland (SDS) will arrange the Technical Expert Group meetings. We will make sure that you get all relevant papers before the meeting and that actions are defined afterwards. One of the employers will chair the meetings.
Find out more
What is a Technical Expert Group?
Find out more about Technical Expert Groups and how group members help to shape future apprenticeships.
Register your interest
If you think you can help with developing new apprenticeships, please get in touch. We welcome applications from all areas of business, education and the public sector.