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.

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: 30 Jul 2021

    Chief Executive Letter 30/07/2021

    This week's letter from David includes Westminster update, Still time to nominate for Student of the Year, DfE / Ofqual consultation on proposed changes to the assessment of GCSEs, AS and A Levels in 2022, Consultation on Ofsted Children's Home inspections, Brexit, data protection & GDPR, Free Courses for Jobs - added qualifications in hospitality and catering and Upcoming Events.
  • Updated: 29 Jul 2021

    Employment Briefing 29/07/2021

    In this week’s briefing you’ll find a (non-exhaustive) HR “to do” list with associated resource links and suggestions for your summer reading list.
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