AWARDS
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.
Award Sponsors
Thank you to our award sponsor who help enable the AAC Awards.
2021 Award Winners
A huge congratulations to our 2021 winners!
Special Recognition Awards

Anthony Impey MBE & Sharon Blyfield

Agriculture, Environmental & Animal Care Apprenticeship provider of the year

Myerscough College

Business & Administration Apprenticeship provider of the year

Abingdon & Witney College

Care Services Apprenticeship provider of the year

Paragon Skills

Catering & Hospitality Apprenticeship provider of the year

Bournemouth and Poole College

Construction Apprenticeship provider of the year

Kirklees College

Digital Apprenticeship Provider of the year

Gower College Swansea

Education & Childcare Apprenticeship provider of the year

Exeter College

Engineering & Manufacturing Apprenticeship provider of the year

Gower College Swansea

Hair & Beauty Apprenticeship provider of the year

London Hairdressing Apprenticeship Academy

Health & Science Apprenticeship provider of the year

Skills Training UK

Legal, Finance & Accounting Apprenticeship provider of the year

Workpays

Sales, Marketing, Procurement Apprenticeship Provider of the Year

Lifetime Training

Transport & Logistics Apprenticeship provider of the year

Performance Through People Training

Apprenticeship Diversity Award

Coach Core Foundation

SEND Apprenticeship Champion Award

Devon County Council

Promoting Apprenticeships campaign of the year

Weston College

Outstanding Contribution to the Development of Apprenticeships: Employer, provider and individual

Employer | Health Education England

Provider | Bridgwater & Taunton College

Individual | Rob Colbourne, CEO, Performance Through People Training

Apprentice Employer of the Year

Large Employer | Merseyside Police,

Small Employer | Pendennis Shipyard Ltd

Apprenticeship Provider of the year

Acacia Training

Watch Live | Thursday 8 July - 19:00

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.
Awards

National awards for all apprentice employers & providers in the UK

Categories

Over twenty award categories covering a range of areas

Celebrate

National awards ceremony and gala dinner evening on Thursday 8 July

Free

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. Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, the 2021 National Ceremony will take place online.

Join us live from our studio in London, where we’ll announce this year’s winners.

19:00-20:00 | Thursday 8 July | CLICK HERE TO VIEW

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.

The National finalists were announced during an online presentation on Thursday 29 April at 18:15, hosted by Rory Bremner. Watch here.

Awards 2021 Juding panel
An enormous thank you to our incredible judges.

Rt Hon Anne Milton, former skills minister

Jane Hickie, AELP

Val Braybrooks, Lincoln University

John Cope, UCAS

Jane Hadfield, Health Education England

Jason Holt, Apprenticeship Ambassador Network

Rob Colbourne, Performance Through People Training

Sharron Robbie, Devon & Cornwall Training Provider Network

Patrick Craven, City & Guilds

Stewart Segal, AELP Board

Sharon Blyfield, Coca-Cola European Partners

Sue Taylor, Association of Learning Providers Surrey

Neil Bentley-Gockmann, WorldSkills UK

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.
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
  • National Ceremony

    Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, the 2021 National Ceremony will take place online. Join us live from our studio in London, where we’ll announce this year’s winners.
    19:00-20:00 | Thursday 8 July

    July 8, 2021 19:00
Awards Gallery
A snapshot from the AAC Apprenticeship Awards Evening 2020