AoC Create logo resized Careers guidance large 


AoC blog button 224x35   

Association of Colleges

General membership information

AoC MembershipColchester Institute

AoC's full members are Further Education, Sixth Form, Tertiary and Specialist Designated Colleges across Great Britain.

What criteria does my College need to meet to become a full member of AoC?

Full membership of the Association of Colleges is limited to Further Education and Sixth Form Colleges created through the Further and Higher Education Act 1992. This legislation removed Colleges from local authority control and established them as autonomous, publicly funded institutions.

If your institution or organisation does not meet the above criteria, it may still be eligible to join AoC through our affiliation programme. Private training providers are not eligible for affiliation.

Please contact the Membership Office for more detail - 020 7034 9900


Please do contact us if you have any queries about membership and its benefits or would like to give us feedback on any of our activities or services. Contact our Membership Manager or telephone 020 7034 9900 for further information.



Already a member? How to get the most from AoC website

Here's a useful guide for using AoC's website:   How to get the most from AoC website

This document outlines how to:

  • Apply for access to the website
  • Use the member area once you have a login
  • Get your password emailed to you if you forget it
  • Contribute to AoC Forums