Gala Dinner and Awards Evening

An evening for celebrating exceptional apprenticeship delivery

The Annual Apprenticeship Conference Gala Dinner & Awards Evening is always a highlight of our conference programme.

This year over 500 attendees will take their seats at Birmingham’s ICC to mark the end of AAC 2022 and celebrate discovering the winners of the FE Week & AELP AAC Apprenticeship Awards 2023.


Course Dinner


Piece band



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Awards Evening 2022

Over 550 people attended the AAC Gala Dinner and Awards evening in March 2022. A spectacular return following our Covid hiatus. The national ceremony for the awards is always a highlight of the evening, a true celebration of outstanding apprenticeship delivery.

Our Dinner Partners

Brought to you by
Awards Principal Partner
Awards in association with
Gala Dinner Sponsor
Drinks Reception Sponsor

Introducing The Function Band

We’re delighted to secure the incredible, The Function Band, as this year’s entertainment.

The Function Band are a fantastic team of talented singers and musicians from all corners of Europe who create an immersive experience for guests to enjoy. Since 2008 the band has performed at countless corporate events, charity events, weddings, birthdays and more, creating special memories that last a lifetime with their unforgettable live performances.

Award Sponsors

Education & Childcare and Health & Science Sponsor
Creative & Design Sponsor
Digital Sponsor
Catering & Hospitality Sponsor
Construction Sponsor
Equality, Diversity & Inclusion
Engineering & Manufacturing
Champion of the Year Sponsor
Widening Participation Sponsor
Provider & Employer of the Year Sponsor

Bon Appétit

Gala Dinner Menu

Guests will be able to select their main-course on the evening.


Beetroot cured salmon & salmon rillettes. citrus cream, caper krispies, dill crostini.

Aubergine confit, smokey Vegan feta (V, VG on req).


Roast seabass fillets, saffron fondant potato, lemon cauliflower tempura, samphire salad, preserved artichoke & sundried tomato dressing.

Ale slow cooked beef blade, Beef brisket pie potato & horseradish puree, leek-carrot, reduced ale sauce.

Vegan Ratatouille Tatin, Moroccan cous cous, cocktail tomatoes, sumac capers, (VG,V)


A selection of hand-made canapé desserts.

Followed by a cheese board for the table, coffee/tea and petit fours.

Where & when


Broad St, Birmingham, B1 2EA


Drinks Reception


Seated for dinner


Awards Ceremony

Part 1: 20:30, Part 2: 21:45



Limited Tickets

AAC Gala Dinner Tickets

We're currently operating a waiting list for tickets to the 9th Annual Apprenticeship Conference Gala Dinner and Awards Evening. Please contact the team if you'd like to book tickets.

One Ticket

£ 155
  • Drinks reception and networking
  • Four-course dinner (choice of main course)
  • Awards Ceremony
  • Live entertainment


£ 1,550 Your own table, includes additional table wine
  • Drinks reception and networking
  • Four-course dinner (choice of main course)
  • Awards Ceremony
  • Live entertainment
10 per table

All prices exclude 20% VAT.

Contact the AAC team