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AoC is the national voice for colleges and exists to promote and support your interests. Everything we do is aimed at helping your college deliver on it's purpose and to make an impact.

Specialist support when you need it most. We are there for you during those unplanned moments, where you need support and a critical friend. If you are in a crisis, let us know and we can help with crisis communications and potential negative public reputational issues. We are also here to assist with navigating issues with organisations such as Ofsted, the Education and Skills Funding Agency and the Office for Students.

Keeping you up to date. We provide you and your team with the latest intelligence on employment law, financial issues, policies and regulations. Through regular communications we’ll give you the heads up on policy shifts and potential changes, helping you navigate politics so that you can think strategically.

Raising awareness. We can amplify your college’s impact by advising on effective engagement with politicians at all levels.

How we support our members

Above are just a few examples of the extensive support we can provide for your college. AoC is made up of many different teams and functions. Find out more about the work of our different teams and the benefits and support they can offer you by clicking the tile below. You can also watch our highlights video to find out about key moments in the last year.

Become a member

Further education, sixth form, tertiary and specialist colleges across the UK are entitled to full AoC membership. We welcome enquiries about subscription from organisations who work in the further education sector or supply colleges. Current affiliate subscribers include accountancy companies, law firms, awarding bodies, local authorities and universities. Affiliate subscribers benefit from AoC’s market intelligence, excellent national networking opportunities and special conference rates.

Contact us

For more information, please email the membership office.