Some of the key benefits of AoC membership include:

  1. Strength in numbers, join a unified voice - Be a part of our 320+ college and 20,000+ college managers’ and governors’ association
  2. Rigorous representations to Government Ministers and policy makers – unparalleled links to other education, policy and business organisations to ensure the college voice is heard in all arenas such as in funding, curriculum development and inspection
  3. Powerful national and regional networks – unique regional structure allows for strong links made at local levels, with over 400 national and regional events held each year, we keep our ear to the ground and garner our lobbying position through our close work with members in these special interest meetings, workshops and conferences
  4. Access to sector intelligence and analysis through online facilities, and briefings – weekly sector digests issued to keep members up-to-date on the latest developments in education policy, often before they are released to the general public, keeping members ahead of the game through member-only access via our website
  5. Flagship recognition opportunities of college and student achievements through our awards – the Beacon, Gold and Student of the Year and Student Photographer of the Year awards continue to highlight the excellence in teaching and learning within our member colleges through our promotion of this work through these awards and our solid links with national media
  6. Access to professional advice lines, offering comprehensive support – this is on areas such as employment, public relations and health and safety. Each member has access to these advice lines to help develop and support the careers of college staff. Career coaching, mentoring and bespoke training is also available. Our new AoC Jobs website helps the sector recruit professionals from within and outside the sector to work in colleges
  7. Reducing your costs through special deals – through our discounts with suppliers, member rates at AoC events and workshops and fundraising for international and national projects and fundraising for students we continue to bring you the best deals available to you

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