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.

Next leadership webinar - Friday 23 October, 2pm

Our next online Q&A session will be on Friday 23 October at 2pm for member college leaders. As the new academic year begins, this is your chance to get the latest updates and practical guidance from our team. You can also send any specific questions you have to Sam Ayerst who will share with the panel ahead of the webinar or you can submit during the session.  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. 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:


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. 


The FE Climate Action Roadmap: Practical help for implementation for Student Governors - Wednesday 21 October, 1:15pm

In July 2020, the Climate Commission for UK Higher and Further Education, in partnership with Nous Group, launched the FE Climate Action Roadmap. The Roadmap provides clear actions and guidance on how colleges can respond to the climate emergency and advance sustainability at any stage in their journey. The Roadmap was positively welcomed by the FE sector, first at a workshop for college principals in June and later during its wider launch in July.

The Climate Commission is now delivering a short series of webinars to support the FE sector in utilising the Roadmap. This webinar will be tailored for student governors and leaders to hear how the student body can support and drive this important initiative in their college. Participants will hear from those already involved with the Roadmap who can share their experiences and there will be opportunity for a Q&A session. 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. Register online. 


The impact of gambling and gaming on mental health: AoC mental health webinar series - Thursday 22 October, 10am

This training session will explore why some students gamble and the different types of gambling and gaming. We will discuss the impact on the student’s mental wellbeing and the tools and strategies you can utilise in order to provide help and support. We will look at the helpline support available and alternative resources that can be drawn upon.

There will be plenty of time for a Q&A session where you can put your questions to the trainer and the other college staff at the session. Register online.


Hand, Head and Heart – An AoC-supported debate - Thursday 22 October, 5:15pm

We are bringing the author of Head, Hand and Heart, David Goodhart, together with leaders from the world of vocational and technical education to discuss key themes from the book and what the future of post 16 education could look like. In his recent TES blog Alun Francis, Oldham College Principal and Chief Executive, argued the book was both timely and important.  He says that given the events of the past few weeks, its arrival could not be more welcome for those who want an education and skills system that is genuinely more responsive to everyone’s needs.

Head, Hand and Heart explores how cognitive skills came to acquire the position they have. This is a hard challenge to accept for those who assume that individual merit and social progress are intimately tied up with the acquisition of knowledge and high-level skills. Join the debate.


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)

The role of Traineeships in Covid recovery webinar (14.08.20)

16-19 Tuition Fund (18.08.20)

Government measures to ease public transport pressures (19.08.20)

Navigating the appeals process – A legal perspective (02.09.20)

Institutes of Technology: Wave Two (14.09.20)

Ransomware Webinar with NCSC: How to minimise and mitigate attacks  (22.09.20)

The Redundancy Support Service Webinar (25.09.20) Presentation accessible here

Launch of the FE Climate Action Roadmap: Practical help for implementation (29.09.20)

Covid-19 in your colleges - effective management of cases (01.10.20)

In conversation with the ESFA – Traineeships (02.10.20) Presentation accessible here

The FE Climate Action Roadmap: Practical help for implementation for governors (07.10.20)

Planning for Covid-19 in schools and colleges: An online tool for assessing the effectiveness of separation strategies (08.10.20) Presentation accessible here

Supporting students with anxiety through change: AoC mental health webinar (08.10.20)

The FE Climate Action Roadmap: Practical help for implementation for estates managers (14.10.20)