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

4 November 2021

 21 October 2021

7 October 2021

2 December 2021

18 November 2021

4 November 2021

6 January 2022

23 December 2021

9 December 2021

3 February 2022

20 January 2021

6 January 2021

3 March 2022

17 February 2022

3 February 2022

7 April 2022

24 March 2022

10 March 2022