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AoC Annual Confernce and Exhibition 2024

Registration for the AoC Annual Conference and Exhibition 2024 is now open.

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Post-election hub

Our post-election hub has all the resources you’ll need to engage with your new and returning MPs.

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100% opportunity report launch

We are excited to share our new report '100% opportunity: the case for a tertiary education system' which highlights the need for urgent reform of England’s post-16 education system if it is to meet the needs of 100% of young people and adults.

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AoC Mental Health Charter

The new AoC Mental Health Charter supports colleges to embed effective practice to ensure mental health and wellbeing is a priority for leaders and governors.

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Upcoming events

AoC South West SEND Forum - Wednesday 3 July 2024

Venue: Online

Date: 3 July 2024

Time: 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

AoC South West Apprenticeship Forum - Monday 8 July 2024

Venue: Weston College

Date: 8 July 2024

Time: 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM

DfE Multiply Capability Support Programme – Discussion Forums

***Due to the pre-election period, we are postponing the upcoming discussion forums for Voluntary and Community Organisations and Employers to September. The new dates have now been confirmed, as below...

Venue: Online

Date: 3 September 2024

Time: 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Fee: Free to attend

T Level Foundation Year Online Welcome Event

The session is an introduction to the support offer available from the AoC for those providers who are; Currently planning to deliver a T Level Foundation Year or In the...

Venue: Online

Date: 18 September 2024

Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Fee: Free

T Level Foundation Year Online Welcome Event

The session is an introduction to the support offer available from the AoC for those providers who are; Currently planning to deliver a T Level Foundation Year or In the...

Venue: Online

Date: 19 September 2024

Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Fee: Free

T Level Online Welcome Event

The session is an introduction to the support offer available from the AoC for those providers who are; Currently planning to deliver a T Level or In the first year...

Venue: Online

Date: 19 September 2024

Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Fee: Free

AoC Safer Students Conference 2024

Tuesday 8 & Wednesday 9 October 2024, 09:30 – 12:30Online via Zoom This year’s Safer Students conference covers a whole range of challenges that colleges face in keeping our students...

Venue: Online via Zoom

Date: 8 October 2024

Time: 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Fee: Starting from £165 + VAT per delegate

AoC HR and Employment Law Conference 2024

Join us for this year’s AoC HR and Employment Law Conference 2024 on 15 October, returning to the Holiday Inn in Bloomsbury, London. The conference will again aim to deliver...

Venue: Holiday Inn Bloomsbury, London

Date: 15 October 2024

Time: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Fee: Starting from £325 + VAT per delegate

EDI Equity Exchange - 2024/25

Across the further education sector, there are a lot of exciting and innovative approaches to providing equity for our staff and students. However, best practice can often exist in silos...

Venue: Various

Date: 22 October 2024

Time: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Fee: Free for AoC members

AoC Annual Conference and Exhibition 2024

Tuesday 12 November and 13 November 2024. The AoC Annual Conference and Exhibition is the must-attend further education event of the year. Our exceptional programme features distinguished speakers from education...

Venue: The ICC, Birmingham

Date: 12 November 2024

Time: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

AoC Senior Leadership Development Programme Autumn/Winter 2024

Colleges need a strong team of strategic leaders to help support the students it serves in its community. Developing agile leadership skills can seem overwhelming and it can be hard...

Venue: Warwick Conferences

Date: 28 November 2024

Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Fee: from £1,275 per module

AoC SEND Conference 2024

This year’s AoC SEND conference will present a varied programme reflecting the wide world of post-16 provision for students with special educational needs and disabilities. We will explore both policy...

Venue: Holiday Inn Bloomsbury, London

Date: 11 December 2024

Time: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Fee: Starting from £325+ VAT for AoC members

AoC Governance Professionals’ Conference 2025

Taking place on Tuesday 21 and Wednesday 22 January from 09:30 - 12:30Join us for this online conference that unites Governance Professionals from across the sector to discuss and address...

Venue: Online via Zoom

Date: 21 January 2025

Time: 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Fee: Starting from £165+ VAT per delegate

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Association of Colleges is the national voice for further education, sixth form, tertiary and specialist colleges in England. We are a not-for-profit membership organisation established in 1996 by colleges, for colleges.

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AoC Sport

AoC Sport is the membership organisation for colleges, leading the development of sport and physical activity in 16+ education. We believe that sport and physical activity are essential components of college life, giving students significant advantages in education, employment and health.

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AoC Jobs

The market leading job board for the college sector. AoC Job’s sole purpose is to help people like you find a career in one of our colleges and support our students to achieve their learning goals.

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AoC Charitable Trust

The AoC Charitable Trust’s primary purpose is to raise funds and oversee their application for the benefit of post-16 education and its vision is to have great colleges transforming lives and communities.