AACApprenticeship Awards 2021
Part of the Annual Apprenticeship Conference
A celebration of excellence in apprenticeship delivery in the UK
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The awards were established in 2017 as a joint project by FE Week and AELP.
About AAC Apprenticeship Awards
The FE Week and AELP AAC Apprenticeship Awards are a celebration of excellence in apprenticeship delivery in the UK and provide an opportunity to give the recognition employers and providers deserve.

National awards for all apprentice employers & providers in the UK


Over twenty award categories covering a range of areas


National awards ceremony and gala dinner evening


There is no entry fee for any of our awards

The Awards were established in 2017 as a joint project by FE Week and AELP, with the national awards ceremony taking place the Annual Apprenticeship Conference Gala Dinner. Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, the 2021 cermeony will take place in Summer 2021.

Open to all apprenticeship providers and employers in the UK, the apprenticeship awards are a competitive process with two types of awards, Route Awards and National Awards. The Awards recognise activity up to the end of July 2020.

Nominations for the 2021 awards are now open. All nominations must be received before the end of Monday 28 February.

Awards Timeline
The key dates for AAC Apprenticeship Awards 2021
  • Nominations Open

    The search for the winners of the 2021 AAC Apprenticeship Awards officially commences, with a  call for nominations. Entry to the awards is free of charge and submissions can be submitted through our online platform.

    October 9, 2020
  • Nominations Close

    All nominations must be submitted, in full, by the end of Friday 12 March 2021. Stage one of the awards process for 2021 is complete.

    March 12, 2021 23:59
  • Review Process Commences

    All nominations will be reviewed to ensure they’ve been completed correctly and met key award criteria. A long-list will then be created in advance of a review from our judges.

    March 13, 2021
  • Judging Panel Convenes

    Judges will meet to fully review this year’s nominations. During the day judges will select a shortlist and elect winners for each category.

    April 1, 2021
  • Shorlist Announced

    A shortlist will be announced during the Annual Apprenticeship Conference 2021.

    April 28, 2021
  • Awards Night

    The AAC Apprenticeship Awards Gala Evening will take place in Summer 2021. Further details will be announced in early 2021.

Submit Nomination
Submit your nominations for the AAC Apprenticeship Awards 2021
Awards Gallery
A snapshot from the AAC Apprenticeship Awards Evening 2020
Reserve Tickets
Tickets for the Awards Evening will be released in early 2021.