Wider consultation


Wider consultation allows us to gather a variety of views to ensure that apprenticeships are developed with as much collaboration as possible from the people involved.

It is held virtually, making it possible for anyone across Scotland to take part. It's usually promoted through email. 

The consultation takes place towards the end of the process, once a draft apprenticeship has been developed. 

What is the purpose of the wider consultation process?

It’s important that people with different interests in apprenticeships can get involved. Wider consultation allows people to take part who may not fit into the Technical Expert Group role or can’t make the time commitment. It’s for anyone interested in shaping apprenticeships including former apprentices, employers, trade unions and professional bodies. 

Wider consultation allows us to gather a variety of views to ensure that apprenticeships are developed with as much collaboration from stakeholders as possible. 


What's involved?

The consultation usually comes after employee workshops and Technical Expert Group (TEG) involvement. You take part online and you can contribute as much, or as little as you can manage. 


Who can take part in the wider consultation process?

If you're a former apprentice who would like to take part in the development of apprenticeships and help make improvements, please get involved by filling in our short form

If you're an employer, but you feel that being part of a Technical Expert Group or employee workshop isn’t for you, or you can't commit the time required, we would still appreciate your input. This will help us to ensure that apprenticeships are right for you and your industry. 

The wider consultation process is for: 

  • anyone with an interest in the content of the new apprenticeship 
  • employers, learning providers, trade bodies, trade unions, professional bodies and former apprentices 
  • anyone who can help bring working knowledge and personal experience to shape an apprenticeship 

Register your interest

Register today and find out how you could help to develop apprenticeships for future generations.

Get involved

Other ways to help develop apprenticeships

Employee workshops

Employee workshops are a great way to get involved if you're an employee or you have completed an apprenticeship, or you have the equivalent experience.

Find out about employee workshops

Technical Expert Groups

Technical Expert Group members bring their expertise to the process of apprenticeship development. Find out how you could help.

Find out about Technical Expert Groups

Apprenticeship development

Apprenticeships are developed by employers, employees and other stakeholders with expert knowledge.

Apprenticeship development