AoC Sport updates

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

AoC Sport update

Update on a safe return to play

The government has recently published further guidance on the reopening of indoor sports and leisure facilities and the resumption of organised outdoor team sports.

Dean Hardman, AoC Director of Sport and Student Experience, explains in a blog piece for the AoC Sport website on what the new guidance will mean for colleges and how it will affect competitions next year.  

Updated 16 July

AoC events update

Decisions regarding AoC meetings, Policy Groups and events will be communicated in due course. 

World Federation of Colleges and Polytechnics (WFCP) Congress cancelled

The event organisation committee, made up of Tknika (TVET Investigation centre dependent on the Department of Education of the Basque Government), AoC, together with the WFCP, have made the decision to cancel the congress, which was initially planned for October 2020. This was the first time the congress would have been in Europe for 8 years. Everyone registered to attend who has already paid will be contacted soon in order to process refunds.

Updated 1 Apr


The College Collaboration Fund briefings 

The meetings scheduled for Wednesday 18 and Wednesday 25 March have both been cancelled at DfE’s request whilst DfE targets efforts at providing the response to colleges’ immediate needs and to ensures all colleges are free to concentrate on the welfare of their own institutions, staff and students.

DfE will provide an external update on the future of CCF in the next couple of days once the picture is clearer.

Updated 18 Mar


The AoC Academic and Sixth Form Policy group

This has been postponed at the chair’s request and Eddie Playfair will share a briefing on 16-18 issues by email.

Updated 18 Mar


Beacon Awards - scheduled for Tuesday 21 April

We have decided therefore to postpone the Beacon Awards winners’ lunch and reception scheduled for 21 April.

We will work with our Trustees and Beacon Awards Sponsors to consider options to announce Beacon Award Winners and celebrate the awards later in the year. We will update you again in due course.

We are also looking at the awards timeline for 20/21 and what we may need to change and options to simplify some aspects of the process for 20/21 recognising that colleges will need time to adapt and adjust following COVID-19.

I appreciate this decision to postpone will be disappointing for you and your staff and thank you for your support and understanding.

Updated 17 Mar


Governors' Summit - scheduled for Tuesday 31 March

This event has been postponed and will now take place on 8 October. 

Updated 17 Mar