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AIM Conference and Awards 2024
     
 

Celebrating the achievements of AIM partners and learners

Last year we had a phenomenal response to our Awards Celebration so once again we are looking to celebrate and reward outstanding achievements by AIM centres, employers, providers, partners, students and apprentices.

How to Apply

  1. Read the terms and conditions document before starting your application.
    Download the T&C document

  2. Read the category descriptions below to see which category you want to submit for.

  3. Download the nomination form for your chosen category and complete the form.
    Each category has a specific nomination form, please ensure you have downloaded the correct form before starting your nomination.

  4. Complete the submission form at the bottom of this page, attaching your nomination form and any additional materials you'd like to be viewed as part of your nomination.  

Entries are free and you can apply for as many awards/categories as you wish. If you have any queries, please contact marketing@aimgroup.org.uk 

Important Dates

 

Applications open: Monday 18 March

Applications close: Friday 23 August*

Judging takes place: 26 - 30 August

Shortlist announced: 2 September

*Except for Brian May Awards closing 31 July.

Categories for 2024

Open to businesses, of any size, who either offer an apprenticeship programme assessed by AIM Assessment or deliver the training element of an apprenticeship programme and work in partnership with AIM as their end-point assessment organisation.  
Entries should give an overview of the apprenticeship programme(s) offered, the number of apprentices employed/trained over the last 12 months. 

Entries should also:

Employers
•    Detail the benefits that the apprenticeship(s) has brought to the business
•    Detail how apprentices have benefited from the apprenticeship
•    Detail what you think makes this apprenticeship programme industry leading
•    Detail the future plans for continuation/expansion of apprenticeship programmes
•    Provide a case study example of an individual who has excelled on the apprenticeship programme
•    Showcase, where possible, external or internal promotion received about the apprenticeship programme

 Training Provider
•    Detail, along with testimonials, how the organisation effectively works with a range of employers
•    Detail how apprentices have benefited from the training provided.
•    Detail any future plans for continuation/expansion of apprenticeship training programmes.
•    Provide a case study example of an apprentice that has excelled as a result of the training programme
•    Showcase, where possible, any external or internal promotion received about the apprenticeship training.

Download nomination form

Open to any AIM recognised centre that delivers AIM Access to HE Diplomas. 
Entries should give an overview of the full range of provision the organisation provides and the Access to HE Diploma titles. Give a summary of the number of Access to HE students registered each year on AIM Access to HE Diplomas. 

Entries should:
•    Detail, along with testimonials, how your organisation effectively recruits and supports students on the programme
•    Detail what is different about the way you deliver Access to HE Diplomas and how students benefit
•    Detail your future plans for continuation/expansion of your Access to HE provision
•    Provide a case study example of a student that has excelled as a result of your training programme
•    Showcase, where possible, any external or internal promotion you have received about your Access to HE provision

Download nomination form

Open to businesses, of any size, who, in the last 12 months has delivered Bespoke Accreditation through AIM. Entries should give an overview of the training offered, the reason for the training, the number of learners, and outputs. 

Entries should also:
•    Detail the benefits that bespoke accreditation has brought to the business
•    Detail how employees/learners have benefited 
•    Detail why you think your organisation deserves this award 
•    Detail the future plans for continuation/expansion 
•    Provide a case study example of an individual/group of individuals who has/have benefitted from the programme
•    Showcase, where possible, any external or internal promotion received about the programme

Download nomination form

Open to businesses, of any size, who, in the last 12 months has used AIM’s Quality Mark. Entries should give an overview of the training programme offered, the number of learners, the reason for the training and outputs.

Entries should also include:
•    Detail the benefits that bespoke accreditation has brought to the business
•    Detail how employees/learners have benefited 
•    Detail why you think your organisation deserves this award 
•    Detail the future plans for continuation/expansion 
•    Provide a case study example of an individual/group of individuals who has/have benefitted from the programme
•    Showcase, if you have, any external or internal promotion received about the programme

Download nomination form

Open to all AIM recognised centres who have delivered outstanding results through AIM RQF qualifications.
Entries should give an overview of the training programme offered, the qualifications delivered and a summary of the number of learners.

Entries should also include:
•    Detail, along with testimonials, how the organisation delivers outstanding results 
•    Detail how learners have benefited from the qualification/course
•    What makes this centre different to other centres
•    Detail any future plans for continuation/expansion of provision.
•    Provide a case study example of a learner/group of learners that has/have excelled as a result of the qualification/course
•    Showcase, where possible, any external or internal promotion received about the course/qualification.

Download nomination form

This award seeks to recognise apprentices that have made impressive progress in their career to date and have the potential to go even further. Apprentices should be nominated for this award by their employer/training provider.

To be eligible for this award the apprentice being nominated must
•    have been assessed by AIM Assessors and...

•    be currently undertaking an apprenticeship at any level
OR
•    have completed their apprenticeship within the last two years

Download nomination form

Students should have excelled in their academic study by producing assessed work of a consistently outstanding quality whilst on their Access courses.  Please note this award has a different application process which can be seen on our Brian May webpage.

The winner of this award will automatically go through to the national, Keith Fletcher Awards in 2025.

Entry: Please see our Brain May Awards pages for entry criteria and application form.
Deadlines for entry: 31 July
Judging takes place: 1 August
Shortlist announced: w/c 2 September
Students should have shown evidence of outstanding commitment to their Access studies, perhaps in the face of difficult and challenging personal circumstances and / or made an inspirational journey.

Please note this award has a different application process which can be seen on our Brian May webpage.

The winner of this award will automatically go through to the national, Keith Fletcher Awards in 2025.
Entry: Please see our Brain May Awards pages for entry criteria and application form.
Deadlines for entry: 31 July
Judging takes place: 1 August
Shortlist announced: w/c 2 September