The Modern Apprenticeship Group (MAG) meets every six weeks. All
frameworks and supporting documents must be submitted to the MA
Subgroup prior to submission to MAG. Find out when the MAG
meeting and submission dates are for the next year.
There are four levels of apprenticeship in Scotland:
Technical and Professional Apprenticeships were introduced
following the Scottish Government's "Making Training Better"
Consultation in late 2011. Read an overview
of Technical and Professional Apprenticeships for
The mandatory qualification(s) in each framework must
be credit rated for the SCQF, with SCQF Level and Credit Points
listed in the Framework. If the qualification is not credit
rated, the framework cannot be approved. More information on
SCQF Credit Rating can be found on the SCQF website.
The Framework and Guidance Documents were amended in April 2014
to reflect minor changes, including a requirement to add the
suggested duration of the apprenticeship and information
on content of training. Sector Skills Organisations
should use the most recent versions.
There are separate Standard Framework Templates for Modern Apprenticeships and Technical/Professional
Apprenticeships. These should be used when revising
an existing Framework or developing a new Framework. The
completed Framework must be submitted with the Proposal
There is one Guidance and Proposal
Template which covers Modern, Technical and Professional
Apprenticeships. This outlines the information and
evidence required for the approval or re-approval of a
Scottish Framework and provides general guidance on the
approval and re-approval process. The guidance in this document is
not exhaustive, but should be regarded as the minimum evidence to
be included. The guidance document has four appendices:
Sector Skills Organisations should also read the sections
on Core Skills and
Modern Apprenticeships and
Career Skills for Technical/ Professional Apprenticeships.
an overview of Technical and Professional Apprenticeships
Read about Career Skills for Technical and Professional