MA Subgroup

A subgroup of MAG (MA Subgroup) acts as an access point for SSCs 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 MAG. The MA Subgroup meets on a monthly basis and comprises representatives from Skills Development Scotland, Scottish Goverment and SQA Accreditation, plus other stakeholders with expert knowledge of a particular sector where appropriate.

MAG secretariat

Responsibility for the secretariat of MAG 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 MA 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 MAG meetings.

For general Modern Apprenticeship Group enquiries please contact Sean Hewitt at the Scottish Government by telephone on 0131 224 1240 or by email.

For guidance for Sector Skills Councils or Standard Setting Organisations when developing new, or revising existing frameworks please contact Gordon Wishart at Skills Development Scotland on 0300 013 3122 or by email.

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.