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About 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.

The awards were founded in 2017 and are part of the FE Week Annual Apprenticeship Conference.

The Annual Apprenticeship Conference and AAC Apprenticeship Awards are owned and operated by Learning & Skills Events Consultancy and Training Limited. Registered in England and Wales. No. 7423341. VAT Number: 103586724 Registered address: Swaleside Grange, Green End, Asenby, Thirsk, North Yorkshire YO7 3Q.

Apprenticeship
Awards 2023

A celebration of outstanding apprenticeship delivery in the UK

National Ceremony

14 March 2023 | ICC, Birmingham

Deadline Extended

Nomination window is now open, nominate before Noon on Monday 28 November

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.

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.

All nominations must be received by noon on Monday, 28 November.

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Meet Our Judges

Entries to the AAC Apprenticeship Awards are reviewed by a group of experienced leaders from across the apprenticeship sector. We’re committed to ensuring that the awards are a fair and competitive process and work with our judges to enable this. We are very grateful for the time and energy our judges give to the awards.

Awards timeline

The key dates for AAC Apprenticeship Awards 2023

It's time to nominate

Nominations open

The search for the winners of the 2023 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.

10 October 2022

Deadline to nominate

Nominations close

All nominations must be submitted, in full, by Noon on Monday 28 November 2022. Stage one of the awards process for 2023 is complete.

28 November 2022

First review

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.

29 November 2022

Time to decide

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 award category.

7 December 2022

Who has made the shortlist

National Finalists Announced

National Finanlists will be announced in edition 410 of FE Week.

6 January 2023

Time to recognise

Parliamentary Reception

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

6 February 2023

Houses of Parliament, London

Time to celebrate

National Ceremony

The national awards ceremony will take place on Tuesday 14 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 2022.

14 March 2023

International Convention Centre, Birmingham