AoC events & webinars

Here you can find the latest updates on AoC's extensive events programme.

Upcoming AoC Webinars

To view recordings of previous webinars, you can access them here.

The role of Traineeships in Covid recovery webinar - Friday 14 August, 10.30am

Hear the latest on Traineeship Policy development direct from the government team responsible for the programme. This session will bring you up to speed on all aspects of Traineeship policy – the funding, employer incentives, the fit with other programmes and the flexibilities within the programme. This session will give you the chance to ask any questions that you have. Register here.

Next leadership webinar - Friday 14 August, 2pm

Our next online Q&A session will be on Friday 14 August at 2pm for member college leaders. This is the day after A-level results day and the start of the higher education clearing season. After a break of four weeks, there will be various things to catch up on, including progress on the various initiatives launched by the government in July as well as updates on the official guidance about the September restart. If you haven't registered previously, please email Sam Ayerst who can add you. You will recieve a reminder with the access information on Friday morning. There will be updates from AoC and the opportunity for you to ask questions of us.  We are inviting questions in advance, please email Sam Ayerst if you have anything you would like answered during the session. We will endeavour to address as many as possible in the session otherwise they will be collated and responded to as soon as possible.

You can watch previously recorded webinars on the following links:


16-19 Tuition Fund - Tuesday 18 August, 2pm

Join colleagues to find out how colleges are planning to utilise the 16 to 19 tuition fund in line with guidance published on 24 July. You will have the opportunity to hear from college case studies, including an SEND perspective, pose questions and share your thoughts and ideas. Register here.

Government measures to ease public transport pressures: Ensuring FE is part of the local plan - Wednesday 19 August, 10.30-11.30am

Following the recent funding announcement, do join us and colleagues for this webinar on Wednesday 19 August at 10.30am.

Participants will have the opportunity to hear from the Department for Education about steps being taken to ensure sufficient transport for FE students for the autumn term along with other relevant initiatives. There will be a discussion around the implications of these measures and an opportunity for colleagues to raise and discuss their concerns around public transport access for their students in the autumn term and beyond.

There will also be time to discuss the London-specific issues centred on the arrangements for fares for under 18s attending FE in London. Register here.

Labour Market Observatory Series: Using Job Posting Analytics to understand the changing Covid-19 labour market - Tuesday 25 August, 10am

The Covid-19 pandemic and the resulting lockdown have disrupted the economy with unprecedented speed and scale. Traditional labour market statistics take time to emerge, especially to understand what’s going at regional and local level, and real-time indicators become all-important. Duncan Brown, Senior Economist from Emsi, will take us through what their Job Posting Analytics – derived from collecting around 200,000 new, unique job postings from job boards across the internet every week — can tell us about where and how the labour market is changing and what to look for as we move into the recovery. Register here.


Labour Market Observatory Webinar Series: The role of parents and carers in providing careers guidance and how they can be better supported - Tuesday 15 September, 10am

In the dramatically changed labour market, it will be critical to ensure that young people in education receive the best possible careers support. Parents and carers have an ever increasingly crucial role to play with careers support, so it is important to understand what works, so that they can help effectively. This webinar will hear from Dr Sally-Anne Barnes and Professor Jenny Bimrose from the Warwick Institute for Employment Research who will examine what works and discuss how they can be better supported. Register here


What does high quality online delivery look like? - Tuesday 20 October, 2pm and Wednesday 21 October, 2pm

The 20/21 academic year will look very different for colleges and blended learning programmes will be a key part of colleges’ curriculum delivery. This online event will explore and share approaches to ensure your college is delivering high quality online learning. Register here. 


AoC Further Education HR Conference - Wednesday 21 October, 10am and Thursday 22 October, 10am

The AoC Further Education HR Online Conference will take place over two days and will focus on future-proofing – how to build and sustain a robust and innovative HR strategy to take us in to a continuously evolving future. College’s have embraced the rapid pace of change thrust upon us by the Covid-19 and now, more than ever, the FE HR community needs to develop the policies, practices and foresight to create sustainable and resilient organisations and workforces. Our aim is that this event will enhance and develop your skills, and that of your teams, to be able to better face these future challenges. Regsiter online. 


AoC SEND Conference - Wednesday 2 December, 10am and Thursday 3 December, 10am

This year’s annual SEND Conference will take place online across two days and will offer delegates the space to share and discuss how you can best support the progression of your SEND students and deliver high quality teaching and learning. Through a mix of expert speakers and best practice caste studies you will gain the latest updates and guidance to ensure the best possible outcomes for the SEND students in your college. Register here.


Previous Webinars


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All other recordings

Coronavirus Communications Webinar

Online Forum - Home Learning: next steps post Easter (recorded 01.04.20)

College governance and COVID-19: sizing the problem and addressing the risk (03.04.20)

A level and GCSE summer assessments, 2020 implications for colleges (recorded 07.04.20)

Vocational and technical qualifications update (recorded 21.04.20)

AoC Apprenticeships in the Current Climate Webinar Recording (23.04.20)

AoC/Ofsted Sector Dialogue Webinar (23.04.20)

Webinar: Supporting SEND students both in mainstream and specialist provision (recording)

Webinar: How to manage centre and assessed ranking for GCSE and A Level's (recorded 07.05.20)

Supporting Student Mental Health Remotely Webinar (recorded 12.05.20)

Managing Positive Industrial Relations Webinar (recorded 19.05.20)

Supporting Staff Mental Health Remotely Webinar (19.05.20)

How to manage centre assessment vocational and technical qualifications webinar (recorded 22.05.20)

Cashflow and Solvency Webinar (recorded 22.05.20)

Finance series -  Webinar 1: Setting 2020-1 budgets 

Dealing with bereavement: supporting staff and students (recorded 04.06.20) 

How do boards quality assure their online delivery (05.06.20)

Supporting Apprentices in the Current Climate Webinar (08.06.20)

How to Improve the Candidate Experience when Applying for Jobs in the College Sector and Increase your Application Rate (09.06.20)

Leading through times of change (11.06.20)

Supporting Student Mental Health in Transition into College in September 2020 (11.06.20)

Finance Series - Webinar 2: Setting 2020-1 Budgets (16.06.20)

Leading through times of change (18.06.20)

Careers in Excellence webinar (18.06.20)

Keeping existing students engaged webinar (23.06.20)

Supporting Student Transition into Higher Education (23.06.20)

Going Online with College Professional Development (30.06.20)

Finance Series - Webinar 3: Setting 2020-1 Budgets (30.06.20)

Curriculum Design (02.07.20)

Supporting College Leaders (07/07/20)

Government skills recovery package explained (24.07.20)

Results Day- planning your marketing and communications approach (28.07.20)