There are certain bodies which identify the need for new apprenticeships or to develop existing apprenticeships, to make sure they meet the needs of employers.

This may include: Sector Skills Councils (SSC); sector skills organisations (SSO) and apprenticeship developers who consult with SDS. 

If you have developed an apprenticeship framework that needs approved by the Apprenticeship Approvals Group (AAG), please follow the guidelines and submissions timetable below 

All submissions should include: 

The Submission will be reviewed by the AAG Sub-group in the first instance, with feedback given from this group before full submission to the Apprenticeship Approvals Group.  

Submission Deadlines

AAG Meeting

AAG Sub Group

Submission Deadline to Sub Group

4th March

18th February

8th February

1st April

18th March

8th March

6th May

22nd April

12th April

3rd June

20th May

10th May

1st July

17th June

7th June