AoC Alerts

June

  • Coronavirus Update: AoC Alert (24.06.20)

    • In this update: Update on lockdown measures, AoC/Ofsted Sector Dialogue Webinar, Further guidance on Student Number Controls, Pearson’s College BTEC Awards - tomorrow from 2pm and College Collaboration Fund FAQs.

  • Coronavirus Update: AoC Alert (22.06.20)

    • In this update: UK government’s Covid-19 plans, The Department for Education’s catch-up and national tutoring service plan, Education questions in the Commons asks the tough questions for colleges, AoC’s Skills Recovery plan, ESFA’s July financial return, Student number controls, SEND update, Acknowledges the challenges, High-Volume Apprenticeships Group (SC), Labour Market Observatory webinar - Tuesday 23 June, 10am, Guidance note for restarting sewage treatment plants and AoC/Ofsted Sector Dialogue Webinar - Thursday 25 June, 10am.

  • Coronavirus Update: AoC Alert (17.06.20)

    • In this update: Free school meals over the summer holiday, School re-opening, The pandemic and unemployment, DfE Update: Keeping children safe in education, Update guidance for Tier 4 sponsors and international students and Edtech webinar, 24 June 2020.

  • Coronavirus Update: AoC Alert (15.06.20)

    • In this update: In this update: Updated DfE guidance for further education and skills providers, Job Retention Scheme update, ESFA’s July financial return, UCU’s Fund the Future campaign, Centre for Social Justice adult skills and part-time HE report, How Colleges Approach the Virtual Micro-Teach webinar and How colleges are transforming their EdTech strategy webinar.

  • Coronavirus Update: AoC Alert (12.06.20)

    • In this update: AoC College Reopening Support, Letter to ESFA, Government’s back to school plans, Resource for Colleges - Joint Union/AoC Planning Guide for Colleges, Social Mobility Commission annual report , Unemployment, Communities Secretary letter to Mayors and LEPs on accelerating capital plans, The College Collaboration Fund (CCF) Applications open until 28 June, Independent Commission on the College of the Future - update, Diversity in Governance and fATE’s Rob Nitsch’s second blog.

  • Coronavirus Update: AoC Alert (10.06.20)

    • In this update: Education secretary announcement about primary schools, BEIS announces opening of high street shops, department stores and shopping centres, Office for students guidance on consumer protection, Cabinet office procurement policy note 04/20, College Collaboration Fund round opens, One day left to feedback on our Recovery Plan and upcoming webinars.

  • Coronavirus Update: AoC Alert (08.06.20)

    • In this update: Mental health support for colleges, Ofqual consultation - AoC responds, Edge post Covid-19 revival fund, Reminder to feedback on AoC’s recovery plan and upcoming webinars.

  • Coronavirus Update: AoC Alert (05.06.20)

    • In this update: Recovery Plan, AoC’s next President Sally Dicketts, Ofqual consultation on the additional GCSE, AS and A level exam series in autumn 2020, Ranking of centre assessed grades for large cohorts, IfATE Land based T Level content consultations, Developing schemes of learning for 2020 T Levels, Specialist Lead for Maths/English - recruitment, Colleges West Midlands Capital Investment Prospectus, Annual survey of college international activity, Higher education student number controls, Alternative Provision Transition Funding, T Level Capital Fund Financial Plan template, Further Forces programme, Webinars, Cyber security posture survey and Mental health support.

  • Coronavirus Update: AoC Alert (03.06.20)

    • In this update: Ofqual consultation on the additional GCSE, AS and A level exam series in autumn 2020, Apprenticeship guidance update, Students with complex needs and PPE, Higher education student number controls, University (and college) re-opening advice and upcoming webinars.

  • Coronavirus Update: AoC Alert (01.06.20)

    • In this update: Job retention scheme, July Treasury statement, Higher education student controls , DfE guidance to colleges on reopening (the 29 May update), Reopening guidance and vulnerable students, Updated coronavirus guidance for Tier 4 sponsors, migrants and short-term students, Tes survey on reopening and upcoming webinars.

May

  • Coronavirus Update: AoC Alert (29.05.20)

    • In this update: DfE guidance on college reopening, National politics, Lifting the lockdown, BTEC deadlines, Beacon Awards virtual ceremony next week, Pearson Higher Nationals grading guidance online session, London Recovery Board and upcoming webinars.

  • Coronavirus Update: AoC Alert (27.05.20)

    • In this alert: College and school reopening, Retail premises, Government launches NHS test and trace service, SAGE advice on school re-opening, PM commits to exploring an ‘apprenticeship guarantee’, IfATE’s Chief Operating Officer Rob Nitsch blogs for AoC, SEND update to guidance and upcoming webinars.

  • Coronavirus Update: AoC Alert (22.05.20)

    • In this alert: ESFA financial return, Ofqual decisions on summer assessments, Higher education regulation and student number controls, Pearson centre assessment guidance, Write to your local MP to highlight the support colleges need, AoC President nominations, UK/EU negotiations and the end of free movement, Youth Employment Group - Young People’s Survey and our upcoming webinars.

  • Coronavirus Update: AoC Alert (20.05.20)

    • In this update: Reopening, Apprenticeships, Safeguarding, July financial return and Mental health resources.

  • Coronavirus Update: AoC Alert (14.05.20)

    • In this update: DfE reopening guidance and AoC notes, Operational considerations for reopening, Union concerns around reopening, AoC weekly leader Q&A and our Supporting staff with their mental health free webinar.

  • Coronavirus Update: AoC Alert (13.05.20)

    • In this update: Commentary on re-opening guidance, Job retention scheme extension, Public spending, AoC reopening colleges sub groups, Managing positive industrial relations webinar and our weekly Q&A webinar.

  • Coronavirus Update: AoC Alert (12.05.20)

    • In this update: Government communications and guidance on wider opening of education, workplaces and transport.

  • Coronavirus Update: AoC Alert (11.05.20)

    • In this update: The UK government’s COVID-19 recovery strategy, FE white paper, SEND Risk Assessment, Employment Resources for Colleges and Webinars.

  • COVID-19 survey results & letter to Secretary of State (06.05.20)

    • In this update: AoC Covid-19 and colleges survey results report. #SeptemberPromise letter to Education Secretary, The class of 2020, Lifting the lockdown and Yesterday’s AoC spring policy forum.

  • Coronavirus Update: AoC Alert (04.05.20)

    • In this update: Department for Education higher education package, Post-shutdown workplace rules, Furloughed apprentices, Pearson Covid guidance for Higher Nationals.

  • Coronavirus Update: AoC Alert (01.05.20)

    • In this update: Easing the lockdown, Education Select Committee - Gavin Williamson, AoC draft response to Ofqual consultation on summer 2020 assessment arrangements for vocational and technical qualifications, Legislative changes to EHC plans, Nominations for AoC President are open, Mental health, New, AoC events and webinars, AoC College HE Research and Scholarship Conferences 2020 and T Levels: Curriculum design and delivery networks.

April

  • Coronavirus Update: AoC Alert (29.04.20)

    • In this update: Gillian Keegan confirmed for AoC Spring Policy Online Forum, Non-levy supplier relief scheme, Thursday 30 April deadline, DfE launches Skills Toolkit, Ufi partnership on edtech announced, Education secretary appears before the Education Select Committee, Response to Ofqual’s consultation on summer exams, World’s first esports qualification to be launched, Industry placement capacity and delivery funding, ESFA monitoring, WorldSkills UK action plan, Mental health resources, Re-register for weekly Q&A webinar - Fridays 2pm.

  • Coronavirus Update: AoC Alert (27.04.20)

    • In this update: UK government policy on the lockdown, Non-levy apprenticeship supplier relief scheme, Testing for essential workers, EdTech: Demonstrator schools and colleges programme further funding, AoC webinars.

  • Coronavirus Update: AoC Alert (24.04.20)
    • In this update: Ofqual publishes consultation on VTQs, UCU study on university finances, AoC survey on impact of Covid-19, Covid-19 testing for key workers, Non-levy apprenticeships, Devices for disadvantaged young people, Updated guidance for vulnerable children and young people, Procurement policy note 02/20 guidance, Job retention scheme, Joint letter with Jisc to Education Secretary, National Skills Academy, AoC online events, AoC Sport Lockdown Challenge, New funding from UfI - VocTech Now - FE Extension and AoC Online Spring Policy Forum - Tuesday 5 May, 2pm.
       
  • Coronavirus Update: AoC Alert (22.04.20)

    • In this update: Parliament returns, DfE and ESFA work in progress, Industry placement capacity and delivery funding update, Ofqual consultation reminder, Unconditional offers update, More support from OfS, Protocol on e-safeguarding for online meetings, AoC events, Conversation with Ofsted, Apprenticeships webinar, How one college is using Microsoft Teams.

  • Coronavirus Update: AoC Alert (20.04.20)

    • In this update: Sunday and Monday’s press conferences, Job Retention Scheme - updated guidance for colleges, Bursary top ups for laptops, Apprenticeship contracts, Vocational and technical qualifications update - Tuesday 21 April, 2pm, Coronavirus (COVID-19): SEND risk assessment guidance, VocTech Now: FE Extension, Home Office updated Tier 4 and Short Term student guidance.

  • Coronavirus Update: AoC Alert (17.04.20)

    • In this update: Developments over this weekend and next week, College finance and funding, Coronavirus and colleges: survey out next week, Consultation on exceptional arrangements for exam grading and assessment in 2020: Draft AoC response, International work during COVID-19, Ofsted webinar, Online events programme, Vocational and technical qualifications update - Tuesday 21 April, 2pm

  • Coronavirus Update: AoC Alert (16.04.20)

    • In this update: Lockdown extension, Ofqual consultation on summer gradings, Results days confirmed, Job retention scheme updated, T levels update, Ofsted webinar, Apprenticeships webinar, Mental health resources for key workers.

  • Coronavirus Update: AoC Alert (14.04.20)

    • In this update: Look after each other campaign, The impact of the shutdown on the economy, Universities UK funding request - and what AoC is doing, Student tuition fee refunds, Job retention scheme and employment issues, Home office immigration guidance, AoC Spring Policy Forum - 5 May 2020, AoC Vocational and technical qualification webinar - 21 April 2020, #LoveOurColleges through Covid-19, Cost price interim management support, AoC Friday webinar - 17 April 2020.

  • Coronavirus Update: AoC Alert (09.04.20)

    • In this update: A message from David Hughes, supporting the NHS and Ofqual announces process for technical and vocational qualifications.  

  • Coronavirus Update: AoC Alert (08.04.20)

    • In this update: Chancellor announces support package for charities, AoC and FAB agree joint principles, Accountability, performance tables and data approach announced, AoC asks Ofsted to extend the freeze on inspections NHS staffing, EHCP student risk assessments, Resources for colleges, Ebook and digital learning resources, Interim management and consultancy support, AoC webinar.

  • Coronavirus Update: AoC Alert (07.04.20)

    • In this update: Number 10 briefing highlights , Updated guidance on furloughed apprentices, David Hughes outlines the top five priorities for AoC and the sector, College spending rules, Additional DfE funding for schools during Easter closure, AoC’s mental health and wellbeing resources updated on COVID-19 hub, Weekly AoC leadership for the sector webinar brought forward to Thursday.
       
  • Coronavirus Update: AoC Alert (06.04.20)

    • In this update: Labour Party’s new leader and shadow cabinet appointments, Furloughed apprentices, Higher education - OfS announcements, College funding, staffing and payments, AoC end-of-the week Q&A webinar, AoC A-level and GCSE webinar, Access to FE Week’s webinar with David Hughes.
       

March