AoC Affiliate Directory

As part of the AoC Affiliate Programme, oganisations who are approved for affiliation will recieve a listing here in the AoC Affiliate Directory.

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  • Active IQ

    Active IQ is an awarding organisation recognised and regulated by Ofqual within the Active Leisure sector designing qualifications that support clear career pathways. We pride ourselves on excellent customer service, and strive to provide high quality resources for our qualifications enabling Training Providers to give a positive learning experience.

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  • CAVA

    Cambridge Access Validating Agency (CAVA) designs, validates, quality assures, and awards Access to Higher Education (HE) Diplomas. CAVA is a non-profit membership organisation: a strong and equal partnership between six universities and more than 30 further education providers. Together, we are committed to aiding social mobility by increasing the opportunities for people from all backgrounds to study at university.

    CAVA has specialised in Access to HE Diplomas for over 20 years. We offer more than 80 validated Access to HE Diplomas which can be shared by our colleges, and we also work with colleges to design bespoke Access to HE provision for their local needs. CAVA is licensed by the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) to award the Access to HE Diploma.

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  • City and Guilds of London Institute

    We are a leading vocational education and training organisation, providing services to training providers, employers, and trainees across a variety of sectors to meet the needs of today’s workplace.

    Our qualifications are valued by employers and delivered through over 10,000 training centres across the world to help individuals develop their talents and abilities for future career progression.

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  • CMI - Chartered Management Institute

    CMI membership provides practical help wherever you need it; tools and techniques to save time and stress; new wats to enhance your professional reputation; qualifications that show the world you mean business.

    More and more managers are turning to CMI for no-nonsense support that will help the make better, faster, smarter decisions.  As a member of CMI, you will benefit from a comprehensive range of products and services.

    Visit the website or register as a Friend of CMI for free to receive expert management and leadership insights, and professional development opportunities, direct to your inbox.

  • Cognassist

    Cognassist is a unique SaaS platform focused on helping every learner reach their full potential and empowering learning providers for the future. Their cloud-based platform identifies neurodiversity in under 30 minutes, provides personalised learner journeys which increases learner success, and delivers neuroscience training to enable providers to drive real change.

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  • Dev Clever

    Dev Clever centralise careers content, LMI data, pathways and employers to provide students with an interactive and immersive experience that revolutionises the delivery of careers guidance and bridges the skills gap across the world.

    Dev Clever operate as an innovative online careers guidance platform that combines comprehensive student analytics with the engagement power of the VICTAR VR careers exploration experience and has been specifically designed to supports Schools across the world to embrace immersive technology & revolutionise their career guidance programs and enhance Career and Technical Education (CTE).

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  • findcourses has been working in the education sector in the UK for over ten years. Experts in education marketing, each year our objective comparison site helps more than 1.5million UK learners find the right course for them and sends more than 100,000 course bookings to our partner institutions. As champions of lifelong learning our goal is simple: we want to match people searching for education with the people providing it. 

    Partnering with us means working together to help prospective students feel empowered to take charge of their future and apply for the course that will help them grow. is the UK arm of EMG - Educations Media Group, market leaders for education search worldwide with 21 brands in 10 countries.

  • GCSEPod

    GCSEPod are the leading provider of digital content and assessment to secondary schools in the UK. Over 1/3 of secondary schools in England subscribe to GCSEPod. At the request of, and with support from FE Colleges, we created 2 new subjects; Achieve English and Achieve Maths. These are condensed versions of the full GCSE specification and designed to focus learners on the areas that would help keep them engaged with the courses and improve outcomes. Almost 20% of FE colleges are now using Achieve English and Maths.

    Find out more by visiting their website.

  • IPS Ltd

    Established for over ten years, IPS Ltd has provided tailor integrated and practical solutions for colleges and other industry sectors.

    Our systems give FE a range of methods to support safeguarding policies in line with Ofsted all from staff and students ID Cards. Our products can work independently, but when joined, provide a robust end-to-end solution.

    Our state-of-the-art technology extracts data from your MIS system, meaning this system becomes the heart of your college. Some of the products that we offer are; topping up money onto the ID Card, paying for trips and course fees, make payments on tills, use access control systems and even marking live registers. We can even prevent students from using their ID Cards if they have withdrawn from their course or if they have exceeded their course expiry date.

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  • JISC

    Jisc aim to help the FE sector transform and thrive. Our role is to be a digital partner for all UK colleges. We offer advice, guidance and tools to save money and improve teaching and learning with digital technology. We are your on-call experts when it comes to the use of technology in education. We look forward to talking to you about how best we can support you and the future transformation of UK colleges.

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  • Mindful Education

    Founded in 2015, Mindful Education are a company with a passion for education. They specialise in creating media-rich professional courses and apprentices which allow students to match how, when and where they want to study. Mindful Education partner with colleges across the UK, producing award-winning courses in accounting, management, law and human resources, which are delivered through our Online and On Campus blended learning approach.

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  • NCFE

    NCFE is a registered charity which provides of a range of nationally recognised technical qualifications and educational services as part of its mission to ‘promote and advance learning’ for individuals, schools and colleges, employers and training providers. For over 170 years, NCFE has been at the forefront of technical education, helping to support millions of learners into employment through its extensive portfolio of NCFE and CACHE branded qualifications. The company is an End-Point Assessment Organisation at the cutting edge of apprenticeships, whilst also offering leading e-assessment and digital education services through Skills Forward and Peer Tutor.

  • NOCN Group

    NOCN is a market-leading international Awarding Organisation and End Point Assessment Organisation that has been creating opportunities for 30 years. NOCN Group includes NOCN, NOCN India Skills Foundation, CSkills Awards and One Awards. They are trusted and recognised by employers, training providers and learners in the UK and internationally, to provide a high quality, flexible service and they believe passionately in the power of education and its impact on communities and individuals.

    NOCN is the very first awarding organisation to be given the 'Leader in Diversity' award by the National Centre for Diversity, a leader in promoting equality for all in the UK and also recognised by Ofqual, CCEA and the Welsh Government, working with a number of strategic partners in the UK and internationally.

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  • OCR

    OCR is a leading UK awarding body operating a not-for-profit organisation. We develop our qualifications in partnership with teachers, industry leaders and government to support education in ways which enable all learners to reach their full potential.

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  • Pearson Education

    Whether it's in the classroom, in the workplace or at home, Pearson provides the tools for teachers, educators, learners and parents to make the most out of learning. Our content, assessment, training and information systems are designed to make learning more enjoyable – as well as more effective.

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  • Practice Labs

    Practice Labs are an Essex based EdTech company creating virtual IT lab and digital platforms which allow students to build digital and IT skills in safe, secure environments. With a history of working with colleges across the country, get in touch with them to learn more about how they can support your college.

  • Shakespeare Martineau

    Shakespeare Martineau are a leading full service law firm, providing legal services to businesses, organisations, government departments, families and people throughout life and in business. But they offer so much more than that. Expertise, commerciality and relationships are at the very heart of what they do.

    Alongside having worked with AoC on the Independent Commission on the College of the Future, Smita Jamdar and the Education Team work to shape the universities and colleges of the future by providing strategic advice and sector specific insight across all their legal needs.

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  • StudyLink Tours

    StudyLink are the UK’s leading worldwide group travel experts for further education establishments, working with over 300 colleges. 

    We’re committed to simplifying student group travel through our knowledge, expertise and personal service. We provide group travel packages and subject linked itineraries tailored to each group’s individual needs.

    A dedicated Account Executive will manage all aspects of your group’s tour, using the latest technology to make every stage of trip management run smoothly, and offering a thorough approach to risk management to help you protect your students and manage your duty of care.

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  • UCEC

    The UK-China Culture & Education Cooperation Promotion Centre (UCEC) aims to implement a comprehensive promotion strategy to facilitate basic educational exchanges and cooperation between the UK and China. Workin with UCL's Institute of Education as well as Beijing Normal University, Jinshi Muhua and East China Normal University in Shanghai, UCEC promotes collaboration and communication, encourages joint research and supports the establishment of Child Development Centres in China.

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  • WPM Education

    WPM are the process specialists and payment experts within the higher and further education sectors.

    Our Payment Platform provides the framework for a complete and totally integrated online system through which all your institutions incoming online and electronic payments can be routed.

    With WPM your capacity to take secure online payments will be transformed – resulting in significant savings in time and money, on every transaction.

    The WPM Payment Platform is a turnkey solution to simplify your payment processes, easy to configure and intuitive to use. It integrates fully with your existing systems, ensuring the right data in the right place at the right time.

    WPM has a history of over 15 years providing a reliable, trusted means of payment processing with 24/7 industry leading service levels and support. The PCI DSS fully compliant Platform will give you peace of mind by helping you meet the PCI DSS requirements; reducing both compliance costs and risks.

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