26-27 April 2021 | International Convention Centre, Birmingham
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Annual ApprenticeshipConference
The flagship national apprenticeship conference for employers and providers
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About AAC 2021
The 7th Annual Apprenticeship Conference (AAC) will provide business-critical updates, advice and keynotes for those involved in the delivery of apprenticeships. AAC, is recognised as the flagship national apprenticeship conference for employers and providers. Across two days the conference will provide over 1,250 delegates with an opportunity to access vital updates on apprenticeship policy, network with apprenticeship experts, debate how programmes can be successfully delivered & meet the needs of industry and much more. AAC is the must-attend apprenticeship conference of the year
Conference

The flagship conference for apprenticeship providers and employers established in 2015.

Network

Catchup with friendly faces and establish new connections, with over 1,200 attendees.

Keynotes

Hear from key civil servants and policy experts about the future of apprenticeships.

Gala Dinner

The closing event of AAC, our popular Gala Dinner evening, with over 500 attendees.

Workshops

Acquire new knowledge & best practice from leading employers & providers.

Awards

The prestigious AAC Apprenticeship Awards ceremony will be held at the Gala Dinner.

Exhibition

Meet with new and catch up with current suppliers within our large exhibition area.

Covid-19

We are working with our venue partner, the ICC, to ensure AAC 2021 is Covid secure.

NOT TO BE MISSED

AAC will take place during a critical period for the UK following the Covid-19 pandemic. Prime minister Boris Johnson has made clear that apprenticeships and skills will form a key pillar of his government’s recovery strategy. The full impact of the pandemic, economically, is not yet clear. Although we can already start to see the impact on apprenticeship recruitment and redundancies. In the run up to next year’s conference we can expect to see some major policy and funding changes to the apprenticeships system proposed and implemented.

AAC 2021 will provide a timely and essential gathering for those involved with the design & delivery of apprenticeships. AAC designed for Further and Higher Education Providers, Local Authorities and all Apprenticeship Employers.

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AAC Content Why you should attend AAC 2021

Plenary sessions

Over two days delegates will have access to six plenary sessions. Plenary sessions bring together AAC delegates for high-level talks and discussions and are chaired by a familiar broadcast journalist.

Delegates can expect to hear from government ministers and lead civil servants, who will use the conference to provide essential updates. Sessions will also include representatives from the world of apprenticeships during thoughtful and insightful debates.

Content for next year’s plenary sessions will be announced in late 2020 and early 2021. Plenary themes will include, quality, funding, technology, assessment, policy and development.

Workshops

AAC workshops are intended to provide delegates with essential updates and ideas. Over two days there will be over 50 workshop options to pick from, each last 50 minutes.

Workshops are curated in partnership with key organisations and individuals working within the apprenticeship sector. Workshops will be provided from government departments and agencies, colleges, training providers and employers.

Workshop listings will be announced in early 2021 and will cover a wide range of topics.

Invaluable content

A wide-breadth of content relevant to all apprenticeship employers & providers

Essential Keynotes

Informative keynote speakers from across industry, government & civil service

In-depth workshops

50+ workshops which will provide essential insight, updates & best practice

AAC Agenda
An overview of next year's agenda. Content and speakers will be announced in late 2020 and early 2021.
Day One
  • April 26, 2021 08:30
    Registration and exhibition

    AAC 2021 opens for delegate registration. During this period light refreshments will be served and you'll be able to visit the exhibition.

  • April 26, 2021 09:30
    Plenary One

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    The opening plenary session of AAC 2021. During this 60 minute plenary session we will be joined by leaders in the apprenticeship sector who will provide essential updates and intelligent debate.

    Plenary themes and speakers will be announced in late 2020 and early 2021.

  • April 26, 2021 10:40
    Workshops Group A

    You will have the option to pick from at least eight in-depth and practical workshops. Bookings for workshops will be open to registered delegates in early 2021. Workshops will last for 50 minutes and cover a wide range of topics.

  • April 26, 2021 11:30
    Morning Break

    During the morning break, you'll be able to visit the exhibition hall and enjoy some light mid-morning refreshments.

  • April 26, 2021 12:00
    Plenary Two

    During this 60 minute plenary session we will be joined by leaders in the apprenticeship sector who will provide essential updates and intelligent debate.

    Plenary themes and speakers will be announced in late 2020 and early 2021.

  • April 26, 2021 13:00
    Lunch Break

    A delicious buffet lunch will be available for delegates in the exhibition hall. Network, relax and refuel.

  • April 26, 2021 14:00
    Plenary Three

    During this 60 minute plenary session we will be joined by leaders in the apprenticeship sector who will provide essential updates and intelligent debate.

    Plenary themes and speakers will be announced in late 2020 and early 2021.

  • April 26, 2021 15:00
    Afternoon Break

    Light refreshments will be served in the exhibition area. Grab a quick snack and coffee, and visit our exhibitors.

  • April 26, 2021 15:30
    Workshops Group B

    You will have the option to pick from at least eight in-depth and practical workshops. Bookings for workshops will be open to registered delegates in early 2021. Workshops will last for 50 minutes and cover a wide range of topics.

  • April 26, 2021 16:30
    Workshops Group C

    You will have the option to pick from at least eight in-depth and practical workshops. Bookings for workshops will be open to registered delegates in early 2021. Workshops will last for 50 minutes and cover a wide range of topics.

  • April 26, 2021 17:30
    Drinks Reception

    To mark the end of Day One of AAC 2021 we will be holding a drinks reception in the exhibition hall for conference delegates and exhibitors. The reception will finish at 18:30.

Day Two
  • April 27, 2021 08:30
    Registraion and exhibition

    Day two of AAC 2021 opens for delegate registration. During this period light refreshments will be served and you'll be able to visit the exhibition.

  • April 27, 2021 09:30
    Plenary Four

    During this 60 minute plenary session we will be joined by leaders in the apprenticeship sector who will provide essential updates and intelligent debate.

    Plenary themes and speakers will be announced in late 2020 and early 2021.

  • April 27, 2021 10:40
    Workshops Group D

    You will have the option to pick from at least eight in-depth and practical workshops. Bookings for workshops will be open to registered delegates in early 2021. Workshops will last for 50 minutes and cover a wide range of topics.

  • April 27, 2021 11:30
    Morning Break

    During the morning break, you'll be able to visit the exhibition hall and enjoy some light mid-morning refreshments.

  • April 27, 2021 12:00
    Plenary Five

    During this 60 minute plenary session we will be joined by leaders in the apprenticeship sector who will provide essential updates and intelligent debate.

    Plenary themes and speakers will be announced in late 2020 and early 2021.

  • April 27, 2021 13:00
    Lunch Break

    A delicious buffet lunch will be available for delegates in the exhibition hall. Network, relax and refuel.

  • April 27, 2021 14:00
    Workshops Group E

    You will have the option to pick from at least eight in-depth and practical workshops. Bookings for workshops will be open to registered delegates in early 2021. Workshops will last for 50 minutes and cover a wide range of topics.

  • April 27, 2021 15:00
    Workshops Group F

    You will have the option to pick from at least eight in-depth and practical workshops. Bookings for workshops will be open to registered delegates in early 2021. Workshops will last for 50 minutes and cover a wide range of topics.

  • April 27, 2021 15:50
    Afternoon Break

    Light refreshments will be served in the exhibition area. Grab a quick snack and coffee, and visit our exhibitors.

  • April 27, 2021 16:20
    Plenary Six

    During this 70 minute plenary session we will be joined by leaders in the apprenticeship sector who will provide essential updates and intelligent debate. Plenary themes and speakers will be announced in late 2020 and early 2021.

Gala Dinner
  • April 27, 2021 19:00
    AAC Gala Dinner and Awards Evening

    The Annual Apprenticeship Conference Gala Dinner and Awards Evening is a highlight of our conference. Join over 500 dinner guests to mark the end of AAC 2021 and celebrate the winners of the presitigious AAC Apprenticeship Awards.

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AAC 2021 launch offer | Save 40% on tickets book before 1st November. Discounts available on group bookings of 2+.
Full Conference
Launch offer 40% off
£357

Attendance on both days
Access to all plenary sessions
Register for workshops
Visit the exhibition
Lunch and refreshments
Group booking rate from £178.50

One Day
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£225

Attendance on either day
Access to plenary sessions
Register for workshops
Visit the exhibition
Lunch and refreshments
Group booking rate from £112.50

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Gala Dinner & Awards
A spectacular evening
£135

4-course fine dining dinner and table wine
Live entertainment
AAC Apprenticeship Awards presentation
(£80 for AAC delegates)

AAC Venue
The International Convention Centre, Birmingham
AAC 2020
A snapshot of the 6th Annual Apprenticeship Conference
AAC News
The latest news about AAC 2021