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 2024 and celebrate discovering the winners of the FE Week & AELP AAC Apprenticeship Awards 2024.


Course Dinner


Piece band



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Gala & Awards Evening 2024

Over 550 people attended the AAC Gala Dinner and Awards evening in 2023. The national ceremony for the awards is always a highlight of the evening, a true celebration of outstanding apprenticeship delivery.

Our Dinner Partners

Returning - The Function Band

We’re delighted to resecure 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

Bon Appétit

Gala Dinner Menu

Guests will be able to select their main course on the evening. Below is the menu for 2024. Please note this is subject to change.


Pumpkin & Sage Tortellini, with salt baked celeriac & olive oil puree, served with preserved tomato dressing (VG, V)


Lamb rump & lamb kofta, aubergine & lemon puree, zucchini, rosemary potatoes, picked pepper, feta cheese and cumin seed sauce.

Roast salmon fillet marinated in tikka spices, coriander potato rosti, wilted spinach, button onion pearls, sweet pea & coconut sauce.

Spiced pakora cauliflower wings, coriander pressed sweet potato, coconut & ginger vegetables. (VG, V)


A selection of three desserts per person. Layered white & dark chocolate mousse with morello cherry compote.

Soft berries with vanilla cream & crushed meringue

Yuzu cheesecake with oranges & toasted coconut

Followed by coffee/tea and petit fours.

Limited Tickets

AAC Gala Dinner Tickets

Tickets to the 10th Annual Apprenticeship Conference Gala Dinner and Awards Evening will be released in the Autumn. Please contact the team if you'd like to book tickets.

One Ticket

£ 175
  • Drinks reception and networking
  • Four-course dinner (choice of main course)
  • Awards Ceremony
  • Live entertainment


£ 1,750 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.

Where & when


Broad St, Birmingham, B1 2EA


Drinks Reception


Seated for dinner


Awards Ceremony

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