About the Annual Apprenticeship Conference

On the back of the tremendous success of AAC 2015, 2016 and 2017, the fourth Annual Apprenticeship Conference and Exhibition is set to be our biggest event yet. 


AAC 2018 is the calendar’s one truly not-to-be-missed three-day policy and practice conference dedicated to apprenticeships.


AAC has rapidly become recognised as the premier professional apprenticeship conference, providing policy and practical updates in partnership with the Department for Education, and it is also now the largest conference in the sector.  


Across the three days, delegates will have access to more than 100 workshops, 50 exhibitors, top policy officials and sector experts. Senior staff from colleges, training providers, universities, employers and assessment organisations will all have access to business-critical news, advice, and keynotes.


Following the start of the of the apprenticeship levy in April 2017, and the new upper-limit funding methodology, there is no better time to benefit either by simply attending, or by showcasing your organisation at this flagship event.


In 2017, AAC took place around National Apprenticeship Week (March 23 to 25). It offered an array of prominent keynote speakers, including top politicians, civil servants, providers, employers and most importantly apprentices. There were also over 75 in-depth practical workshops for delegates to attend. Attendees can expect much of the same in 2018. 


In an event covering the whole apprenticeship sector, we don’t have time to adequately cover issues at sector level, so this year we’ll be doing something about that.  For 6 key sectors, taken from the 15 routes that will be at the forefront of the government’s plans for technical education, we will host a mini-conference hosted within AAC.


Delegates at these subject conferences will be able to join AAC delegates for the main plenary sessions, networking and refreshments, but they will also experience workshops tailored to their sector.


For 2018, we are also making the exhibition element to the event free to attend. This will include at least nine free-to-attend seminars for exhibition attendees. 


You can download the FE Week special souvenir supplement here which provides an overview of some of the highlights from AAC 2017.