Apprenticeship Approvals Group (AAG) Subgroup and secretariat
A subgroup of AAG (AAG Subgroup) acts as an access point for Sector Skills Councils (SSC) to receive advice and guidance before frameworks are submitted.
All frameworks and supporting documents will be reviewed by the subgroup prior to submission for approval to AAG. The AAG subgroup meets on a monthly basis and comprises of representatives from Skills Development Scotland, Scottish Government and SQA Accreditation, plus other stakeholders with expert knowledge of a particular sector, where appropriate.
Responsibility for the secretariat of AAG is shared by Scottish Government, SDS and SQA Accreditation. The secretariat carries out a number of functions, including:
Liaising with SSCs through the framework submission and approval process
Responding to stakeholder enquiries about changes to the content of frameworks
Maintaining up to date frameworks guidance and information on the SDS website
Tracking and monitoring framework and qualification lapsing dates
Supporting the administration and organisation of AAG meetings.
Gordon Wishart, Standards & Frameworks Administrator
Tel: 0300 013 3122 or 0141 468 7002
General enquiries on career advice and guidance or funding options should be directed to the SDS helpline for individuals - 0800 917 8000.
General information on skills for employers should be directed to the employer helpline - 0800 783 6000.