Roles in the group

Find out about the different roles in a Technical Expert Group and how you could get involved.

Roles in the group

Technical Expert Groups depend on many different people throughout the process. There are different roles in a group, making best use of the skills and experience you bring from the sector.

Meeting organiser

Skills Development Scotland will arrange the Technical Expert Group meetings. We'll make sure you get all relevant papers before the meeting and that actions are defined afterwards.   

A chair will be recruited to lead the meetings. The meetings can be in-person or virtual, taking travel distance into account. 

Group member

As a Technical Expert Group member, your role can include:  

  • discussing skills relevant to your sector  

  • discussing emerging skills and requirements  

  • giving constructive feedback on the draft apprenticeship documents  

  • supporting the promotion of apprenticeships to your industry contacts  

  • contributing on behalf of your employer, not as an individual  

  • committing to at least 4 meetings over a year  

The group may contact you for consultation or insight between meetings.   


The chair of the group will:  

  • give direction and leadership to the group  

  • act as an ambassador in their industry for apprenticeship development 

Technical writer

The technical writer develops drafts of the apprenticeship documents for the group to look over, at and between meetings.

Usually, a technical writer is an industry expert from a professional body or sector skills organisation. They'll be familiar with developing standards and have experience in qualifications and skills. 

Find out more

What's a Technical Expert Group?

Find out more about Technical Expert Groups and how group members help to shape future apprenticeships.

Register your interest

If you think you can help with developing new apprenticeships, please get in touch. We welcome applications from all areas of business, education and the public sector.

Apprenticeship development

Apprenticeships are developed by employers, employees and other stakeholders with expert knowledge.