The Apprentice Academy retains AAT Apprenticeship Provider of the Year Award for 2020

The best part about it? It isn’t the first time!

For the past 2 years our Accountancy provision has won the AAT National “Apprenticeship Training Provider of The Year” Award (2019 and 2020), and it’s no fluke!

With an increase in employers looking to train and recruit employees in the sector, we have been able to support apprentices of all ages, from school leavers, to finance managers, upskilling them all, with the key knowledge, skills and behaviours required for these roles.

Within the Accountancy team, we consistently strive to offer the best service, pride ourselves on the quality of our delivery, and are keen to ensure each individual learner is supported throughout their learner journey.

On winning the 2020 award, Angela Renshaw (Programme Manager) said “Covid 19 undoubtedly presented us with some challenging times this year; classroom sessions came to an abrupt holt, exams were put on hold, and face to face coaching sessions had to stop. Despite all that the Apprentice Academy team rose to the challenge, extremely successfully, and adapted to a new way of working, whilst keeping all our apprentices learning”.

Behind the scenes the team were developing new online learning processes, systems and online resources, gaining real time feedback, and an understanding of what our employers and learners wanted, and the result? An award-winning provision, with outstanding exam results.

Our new, flexible learning approach, now offers learners three ways to learn, including:

  • Academy LIVE – Real-time live online learning sessions
  • Academy Classroom – Half day classroom learning sessions, hosted in the centre of Manchester
  • Academy On-Demand – Learning resources that are pre-recorded and accessible at any time (For commercial learners only)

Still not convinced? Hear it from our apprentices:

I think the online learning is great! If you set aside your own routine the transition from the classroom to online works really well.  For those times where you need that little extra the Apprentice Academy are always there to help.  It’s so easy to keep in touch and up to speed.  It’s almost impossible to fall behind!Jamie- Warr & Co. 

Accounting is one of our most popular programmes and we are excited to continue our successes and support more apprentices achieve theirs. If you want to be part of this award-winning service and gain valuable AAT qualifications, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch for more information.