About | AAC Apprenticeship Awards

 

The inaugural AAC Apprenticeship Awards will be awarded during National Apprenticeship Week 2018 and at the AAC Awards Evening.  There will be eight awards that will be judged for Regional Winners and those regional winners will go forward to the National Awards.

 

AAC Award Categories

               Engineering & Manufacturing Apprenticeship provider of the year

               Business and Administrative Apprenticeship provider of the year

               Social Care, Childcare and Education Apprenticeship provider of the year

               Construction Apprenticeship provider of the year

               Sales, Marketing and Procurement Apprenticeship provider of the year

               Digital Apprenticeship provider of the year

               Promoting Apprenticeships campaign of the year

               Apprenticeship Provider of the year

               Apprentice Employer of the Year

 

Regions

               North

               South

               Midlands

               London & East

The winners of Regional Awards will be announced at AELP’s regional NAW events.

 

Additional AAC Awards

The following awards categories will be awarded at the National Awards only.

               Outstanding contribution to the development of apprenticeships (individual)

               Outstanding contribution to the development of apprenticeships (employer or provider)

Timeline

               Wednesday 1 November 2017 – awards launched at AELP Conference

               Monday 8th January 2018 – Nominations close

               Friday 12th January 2018 – Judging panel documents issued for review

               Wednesday 24th January 2018 – Judging panel meet in central London

               Wednesday 31st January 2018 – applicants informed of decision and invited to regional Apprenticeship Awards regional parliamentary reception

 

Regional Awards

Apprenticeship Awards regional parliamentary reception will take place on w/c 5 March 2018 hosted by Rt Hon Robert Halfon MP.  The Regional Awards results will be published in FE Week on Friday 9 March 2018.

 

National Awards Dinner

The Awards Dinner will be held on Thursday 22 March 2018 during the FE Week Annual Apprenticeship Conference.  Regional winners will be offered a pair of tickets to national Awards dinner, additional tickets will be available for purchase.

 

Applications

Submissions should address the award criteria and include any relevant data or supporting evidence.  The submission will have two parts:

1.       The application form – confirming the details of the organisation or individual being nominated and confirming which award is being applied for.  Each nomination should complete a separate form.  It should also provide a brief summary of the how you meet the criteria

2.       This is your application document and it should be anonymous.  Judges will not see the names of the organisations or individuals submitted.  Your submission should outline how you meet the criteria for your specific award and include any case studies, data or testimonials that you wish to include.  Submissions are limited to 2,000 words.

 

 

Criteria

 

Subject Apprenticeship provider of the year

There are six awards of this type, one each for the following subjects:

               Engineering & Manufacturing

               Business and Administrative

               Social Care, Childcare and Education

               Construction

               Sales, Marketing and Procurement

               Digital

 

These awards recognise excellence in the delivery of apprenticeships in that sector.  It is open to all types of apprenticeship provider in these sectors.

 

For these awards, the judges are looking for:

·         High levels of engagement with employers and apprentices

·         Sustained commitment to working with employers in your sector, particularly how your provision adapts to meet employer requirements

·         Evidence of high levels of learner retention, progression and positive outcomes

·         Explanation of why you believe your organisation should be provider of the year

·         Evidence of high quality teaching/tutoring throughout.

 

 

Promoting Apprenticeships campaign of the year

This award recognises outstanding activity during the year to promote apprenticeships.  The targeted audience for this activity or campaign in this award is broad, however, the judges would be particularly interested in campaigns that demonstrate good practice or innovation in promoting apprenticeships within schools and/or in the provision of information, advice and guidance to groups that would not otherwise have considered apprenticeships.

 

For this award, the judges are looking for:

·         A coordinated activity or campaign to promote apprenticeships to any audience

·         Evidence of increased engagement from the activity or campaign’s target audience

·         Demonstrating consistently high levels of retention and achievement rates for learners, where applicable

·         Effective partnerships to deliver campaign outcomes

 

Apprenticeship Provider of the year

This award will recognise excellence in the delivery of apprenticeships from a single provider.  It is open to all types of apprenticeship provider, not limited to the sectors covered by the subject awards.

 

For this award, the judges are looking for:

·         High levels of engagement with employers and apprentices, across all apprenticeship provision

·         Sustained commitment to working with employers, particularly how your provision adapts to meet employer requirements

·         Evidence of high levels of learner retention, progression and positive outcomes

·         Explanation of why you believe your organisation should be provider of the year

·         Evidence of high quality teaching/tutoring throughout.

 

 

Apprentice Employer of the Year

 

This award recognises outstanding commitment to apprentices and apprenticeships within an organisation. It is open to employers from all sectors and all sizes. 

 

For this award, the judges are looking for:

·         Evidence of commitment to apprenticeships within your whole organisation, including an overview of how your apprenticeship programmes are embedded within the organisation

·         Explanation of the success apprenticeships have brought to the organisation and the benefits of your apprenticeship programme

·         Evidence of how you support your apprentices, particularly where this is beyond the baseline requirements of the relevant apprenticeship framework(s)/standard(s)

·         Explanation of why you believe your organisation should be apprentice employer of the year

 

 

Outstanding contribution to the development of apprenticeships (individual)

 

This award recognises the outstanding contribution of an individual to the development of apprenticeships.  This could be from any perspective, local to national, subject-specific to sector-wide.

 

For this award, the judges are looking for:

·         Explanation of the reason for nominating this person

·         Evidence of the contribution the individual has made to the development of apprenticeships either during the year or over the course of a career

 

Outstanding contribution to the development of apprenticeships (employer or provider)

 

This award recognises the outstanding contribution of an employer or provider to the development of apprenticeships.  This could be from any perspective, local to national, subject-specific to sector-wide.

 

For this award, the judges are looking for:

·         Explanation of the reason for nominating this employer or provider

 

·         Evidence of the contribution the employer or provider has made to the development of apprenticeships either during the year.