Colleges Week 2021

For the first year ever, we’re having a Colleges Week theme! We'll be focusing our activities around ‘Get in, go further’. For more information, and to find out how you can get involved, visit

AoC Annual Conference

The AoC Annual Conference and Exhibition is the must-attend further education event of the year, taking place on Tuesday 16 and Wednesday 17 November 2021. Book before Friday 1 October to receive a 5% discount.

Level 3 Qualifications Review

We are urging the Department for Education to reconsider its plan to defund level 3 qualifications vital for the UK's economic recovery. Find out more.

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  • Updated: 24 Sep 2021

    Chief Executive Letter 24/09/2021

    In this week's letter from David includes Spending review submission, ESFA chief executive letter to accounting officers, an update on Colleges Week, Westminster update, Supporting the development of anti-racist recruitment policies in colleges, Exams and assessment update, Amanda Spielman confirmed to speak at Annual Conference 2021, Netflix co-founder and former CEO confirmed to speak at CollegesLive, AoC Beacon Awards, ETF Governance Professionals Development Programme now accepting applicants, Senior Mental Health Leads training for colleges, T Level Professional Development (TLPD) offer - networks, Youth Employment and Skills Summit and Upcoming events.
  • Updated: 23 Sep 2021

    Update from Westminster (23 September)

    This week's briefing includes an update on the Cabinet Reshuffle, information on how you can get your local MP involved in Colleges Week, and an update on the Skills Bill.
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