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AoC Charitable Trust Our Strategy

Established by colleges for colleges in 1996, Association of Colleges (AoC) is the national voice for further education, sixth form, tertiary and specialist colleges. The AoC Group includes the AoC Charitable Trust, AoC Sport and AoC Services.

Since inception, the AoC Charitable Trust’s core purpose has been to recognise and celebrate excellence in colleges. Our Awards Programmes demonstrate the positive impact that colleges, staff and students have on the communities they serve. We expand on the work of the awards through programmes and projects to share best practise and create lasting change in the sector.

The Charitable Trust’s strategy aligns with the AoC Group strategy, and has the following five key priorities:

  1. advance social mobility and aspirations
  2. equality, diversity and inclusion
  3. physical and mental wellbeing
  4. creativity and innovation
  5. environmental sustainability.