AACApprenticeship Awards 2022
Part of the Annual Apprenticeship Conference
A celebration of excellence in apprenticeship delivery in the UK
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 on Tuesday 22 March


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 at the Annual Apprenticeship Conference Gala Dinner.

Open to all apprenticeship providers and employers in the UK, the apprenticeship awards are competitive with two types of awards, Route Awards and National Awards. The Awards recognise activity up to the end of July 2021.

Nominations for the 2022 Awards will open at Noon on Wednesday 22 October.

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

    The search for the winners of the 2022 FE Week & AELP 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 22, 2021
  • Nominations Close

    All nominations must be submitted, in full, by the end of Friday 3 December 2021. Stage one of the awards process for 2022 is complete.

    December 3, 2021
  • 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.

    December 13, 2021
  • Judging Panel Convenes

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

    January 12, 2022
  • National Finalists Announced

    The National Finanlists will be announced in edition 375 of FE Week.

    January 14, 2022
  • Parliamentary Reception

    A parliamentary reception to recognise this year's national finalists will take place at the House of Commons.

    February 21, 2022
  • National Ceremony

    The national awards ceremony will be on Tuesday 22 March at the Annual Apprenticeship Conference Gala Dinner & Awards Evening. Join us for a fabulous evening celebrating this year's winners. Over 550 people attended the evening in 2020.

    March 22, 2022
Awards Gallery
A snapshot from the AAC Apprenticeship Awards Evening 2020
National Finalists Ceremony
Watch the ceremony, hosted by Rory Bremner, on Thursday 29th April at 18:15 and find out who this year's National Finalists are.
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The awards were established in 2017 as a joint project by FE Week and AELP.
Award Sponsors
Our awards sponsors will be announced shortly.

Awards 2021 | Virtual ceremony