AAC Apprenticeship Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Are we eligible?

Entries will only be accepted from employers, providers and individuals involved in the development or delivery of recognised apprenticeships in the UK.

What is the deadline?

You must ensure your application is submitted by 23:59 on 31 October. We will email you a confirmation of receipt. Please check your junk/spam folders.

Is there a cost to enter?

No, entry to the awards is free.

Can I submit more than one entry?

You can enter as many award categories as you wish. Although only one application per category will be accepted.

Can I submit an entry on behalf of an organisation or individual?

Yes, applications can be sent in either for your own company or an individual or for someone you believe meets the criteria. As the application form requires contact details, we suggest you speak to the person you’re intending to nominate.

Who are the Judges?

Information regarding our judges is available at: aacapprenticeshipawards.com/judges/

How do I nominate?

Nominations should be submitted via our online application system by the listed deadline date. Only fully complete nominations will be reviewed; incomplete nominations will be removed. Please refer to the awards category information, which outlines the key information you will need to supply for the nomination. Alongside general information about the individual or organisation, you’ll need to address several key questions relating to the category.

How do I know if my application has been accepted.

You will only be entered into the AAC Apprenticeship Awards once you have submitted your application via the system. We will not review applications until after the closing date, so it’s your responsibility to ensure that the application is complete. Any incomplete applications will be deleted.

What is the process?

1) The AAC Apprenticeship Awards are a competitive process and there are two types of awards, Route Awards and National Awards.
2) Nominations open in August and will close at 23:59 on 31 October
3) Once the nomination process has been completed, all applications are reviewed to ensure they meet the general criteria
4) The applications are sent to our judges for an intitial review ahead of the judging panel
5) The judging panel will meet to decide winners in all categories in early November
6) Shortlists for all award categories will be announced in FE Week on Friday 15 December
7) A parliamentary reception will take place in February for National Finalists
8) The AAC Apprenticeship Awards winners will be announced at the AAC Gala Dinner and Awards Evening on Tuesday 27 February. National finalists will recieve one free ticket.