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 10% when booking before the end of February 11th, 2022.


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


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


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

Gala Dinner

Join our popular end of conference dinner & awards evening.


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


The 5th FE Week & AELP AAC Apprenticeship Awards.


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


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


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.


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

Plenary sessions