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Association of Colleges

Policy and advice

Hackney Community College 2Association of Colleges (AoC) exists to represent and promote the interests of Colleges and provide members with professional support services.

As such, we aim to be the authoritative voice of Colleges – based on credible analysis, research, advocacy and consultation with Colleges – and the first choice destination for guidance and advice for members.

Our membership includes General Further Education Colleges, Sixth Form Colleges and Specialist Colleges in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

AoC was established in 1996 by Colleges themselves as a voice for further education (FE) and higher education delivered in Colleges at national and regional level.

Every year, Colleges educate over three million people and employ over 230,000 staff. AoC is in a unique position to be able to offer Colleges guidance on all aspects of education including legislation and employment. AoC has a team of qualified staff available to advise its members on a variety of areas.