21-22 March 2022 | ICC, Birmingham
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Annual ApprenticeshipConference
BUILDING BACK BETTER WITH APPRENTICESHIPS
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About AAC 2022

The flagship national apprenticeship conference for employers and providers

The 8th Annual Apprenticeship Conference (AAC) will provide business-critical updates, advice, and keynotes for those involved in the delivery of apprenticeships. AAC 2022 will return to Birmingham’s ICC. Tickets are on sale now – save 20% when booking before the end of December.

Conference

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

Tickets

AAC is a great learning event for teams. We've a range of ticket options for groups.

Keynotes

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

Gala Dinner

Join our popular end of conference dinner & awards evening.

Workshops

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

Awards

The 5th FE Week & AELP AAC Apprenticeship Awards.

Exhibition

Meet with new & catch up with current suppliers within our large expo hall.

Networking

Connect with over 1,200 delegates, make new connections & friends.

AAC Conference Sponsors

NOT TO BE MISSED

AAC is recognised as the flagship national apprenticeship conference for employers and providers. It is the must-attend apprenticeship conference of the year.

The principal theme of AAC in 2022 is, Building Back Better with Apprenticeships.

AAC will take place during a critical period for the UK as we emerge from the 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 becoming more apparent. We can already start to see the effect on apprenticeship recruitment. In the run-up to this year’s conference, we can expect plenty of discussion around policy and funding changes to the apprenticeships system.

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

AAC Content Why you should attend AAC 2022

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.

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.

Plenary content will include, quality, funding, technology, assessment, policy and development. Further information about our plenary sessions and speakers will be published in early 2022.

Workshops

AAC workshops are intended to provide delegates with essential updates and ideas. Over two days there will be 60 workshop options to pick from, all lasting 45 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 published from early 2022. If you are interested in providing a workshop please get in touch with the team – aac@feweek.co.uk.

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

60 workshops which will provide essential insight, updates & best practice

2
Days
6
Plenary sessions
55
Exhibitors
50
Workshops
1,300
Attendees
AAC Agenda
Please find below an outline of the agenda for the Annual Apprenticeship Conference 2022. Over the coming months, we will be making a series of content and speaker announcements. Please note that the agenda is subject to change.

Get yourself settled in at the AAC 2022. Head over to collect your accreditation, tour the exhibition area and grab yourself a tea/coffee and network with other attendees.

Plenary sessions will take place within the main auditorium. They will be hosted by our conference chair (to be announced) and provide an opportunity to hear from government ministers and parliamentarians, senior civil servants, policymakers and employers and providers.

Delegates will have the option to select from at least eight in-depth and practical workshops covering a range of topics. All workshops take place for 45mins and will be provided by a range of individuals and organisations.

Time for delegates to take a short break, visit the exhibition and network with delegates. Refreshments will be served in the Exhibition Hall.

Plenary sessions will take place within the main auditorium. They will be hosted by our conference chair (to be announced) and provide an opportunity to hear from government ministers and parliamentarians, senior civil servants, policymakers and employers and providers.

Lunch will be served in the exhibition hall.

Delegates will have the option to select from at least eight in-depth and practical workshops covering a range of topics. All workshops take place for 45mins and will be provided by a range of individuals and organisations.

Delegates will have the option to select from at least eight in-depth and practical workshops covering a range of topics. All workshops take place of 45mins and will be provided by a range of individuals and organisations.

Time for delegates to take a short break, visit the exhibition and network with delegates. Refreshments will be served in the Exhibition Hall.

Plenary sessions will take place within the main auditorium. They will be hosted by our conference chair (to be announced) and provide an opportunity to hear from government ministers and parliamentarians, senior civil servants, policymakers and employers and providers.

Get yourself settled in at the AAC 2022. Head over to collect your accreditation, tour the exhibition area and grab yourself a tea/coffee and network with other attendees.

Plenary sessions will take place within the main auditorium. They will be hosted by our conference chair (to be announced) and provide an opportunity to hear from government ministers and parliamentarians, senior civil servants, policymakers and employers and providers.

Delegates will have the option to select from at least eight in-depth and practical workshops covering a range of topics. All workshops take place of 45mins and will be provided by a range of individuals and organisations.

Time for delegates to take a short break, visit the exhibition and network with delegates. Refreshments will be served in the Exhibition Hall.

Plenary sessions will take place within the main auditorium. They will be hosted by our conference chair (to be announced) and provide an opportunity to hear from government ministers and parliamentarians, senior civil servants, policymakers and employers and providers.

Lunch will be served in the exhibition hall.

Delegates will have the option to select from at least eight in-depth and practical workshops covering a range of topics. All workshops take place of 45mins and will be provided by a range of individuals and organisations.

Delegates will have the option to select from at least eight in-depth and practical workshops covering a range of topics. All workshops take place of 45mins and will be provided by a range of individuals and organisations.

Time for delegates to take a short break, visit the exhibition and network with delegates. Refreshments will be served in the Exhibition Hall.

Plenary sessions will take place within the main auditorium. They will be hosted by our conference chair (to be announced) and provide an opportunity to hear from government ministers and parliamentarians, senior civil servants, policymakers and employers and providers.

The closing event of the AAC 2022, our sell-out Gala Dinner & Awards Evening. Join over 550 attendees as we convene to announce the winners of the FE Week & AELP AAC Apprenticeship Awards 2022. 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.

Register Today
Register for AAC today | Launch Offer - 20% off, book before the end of December.
Full Conference
Two packed days
£476

Two day conference access.
Access all plenary and workshop sessions.
Access pre-event content.
Lunch and refreshments.
Networking and Exhibition.

Single Day
Monday or Tuesday
£260

One day conference access.
Access all plenary and workshop sessions.
Access pre-event content.
Lunch and refreshments.
Networking and Exhibition.

Gala Dinner
A fabulous evening
£150

A fabulous Gala Dinner and Awards Evening.
Join over 550 guests.
4-course dinner & table wine.
Entertainment and dance floor.
£100 for conference delegates.

Group Bookings
2+ delegates
£Discounts

Discounted rates for bookings of 2 or more:
2-3 bookings – 15% off
4-7 bookings -22.5% off
8+ bookings – 30% off
Discounts applied at check out.

AAC 2020
Here is a snapshot of AAC 2020. AAC 2021 took place online due to Coronavirus Pandemic.
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