AoC Learning Week 2021

AoC Learning Week takes place from Monday 5 to Friday 9 July and will be bigger than ever with 14 interactive CPD training sessions to choose from, led by our expert facilitators. Find out more and register your college today.

Let Them Learn: FE support for the unemployed

Further education colleges are well placed to support people into good jobs, no matter their starting point. In our new report we are calling on the government to scrap unhelpful universal credit claimant rules that have created an ‘education vs. work’ divide. Read the full report where we offer our recommendations to support unemployed people into entering education.

Government’s FE Reform Agenda

The announcement of this new Bill recognises how vital colleges are to economic recovery and the government’s levelling up agenda. As the Bill goes through the legistlative process, AoC will be working hard to ensure the voice of colleges has influence and member colleges are empowered to do the same.

AoC Mental Health Charter

Every single day colleges across England provide a world class education and transform the lives of millions of people. This includes providing support for both staff and student wellbeing at the right time, in the right place. Our Mental Health charter gives colleges the chance to publicly state their commitment to the mental health agenda. #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek

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  • Updated: 18 Jun 2021

    Chief Executive Letter 18/06/2021

    This week's letter from David includes; Second Reading of the Skills and Post-16 Education Bill, Counting the cost of assessment in 2020/21: AoC survey, FE professional development grants pilot, Coronavirus restrictions, Office for Students communications, Colleges Week - Save the date, AoC Learning Week, Young Carers Project - An opportunity for your college to get involved, Gatsby Report on benchmark 7 - encounters with FE and HE and more.
  • Updated: 17 Jun 2021

    Public Affairs Briefing 17/06/2021

    Second Reading of the Skills and Post-16 Education Bill, Education Committee – Safeguarding in schools and Accountability Session, House of Lords Youth Unemployment Committee, Opposition day debate – education recovery , Westminster Hall debate – Levelling Up and Upcoming parliamentary events of interest
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