AoC Create Consultancy

Sometimes an outside perspective is just what you need to tackle internal needs. Whether your organisation is going through a transitional period, is short on internal resources or just needs objective and qualified advice, the AoC Create Consultancy team are here to support you.

Corporate Services
Our consultants are able to provide help and guidance on a vast array of areas including:

  • Finance
  • Health & Safety Reviews
  • Human Resources
  • Legal
  • MIS and ICT Infrastructure
  • Procurement and Value for Money

Change, Transformation and Turnaround
Whether you’re facing a leadership change, restructuring your delivery model, considering a new partnership or any other major re-structuring project, your college will need to have a detailed project plan and a firm understanding of the impact. We will work with you to create a project team with the relevant skills and experience needed to help guide your organisation through any rigorous process, allowing you and your staff to move forward confidently. 

Area Review Support

  • Pre Area Review Data Pack (RCU Partnership)

Designed for multiple colleges as defined by geographical and LEP areas; the focus is on provision currently delivered and its fit with existing and future patterns of learner demand, local economic and skills priorities, as well as local demographic factors.

  • Strategic Review and Feasibility Study

Colleges need to know how changes will affect learners, employees, stakeholders and the broader community. Sitting in the heart of the sector, we understand the huge impact a change programme can have on a college. We take that burden from you with our reviews and appraisals, ensuring you’re making the right changes for the right reasons and will get the outcomes that you want.

  • Post Area Review Support

Our team of highly experienced FE practitioners will support your institution to implement the agreed recommendations. Our consultants will provide expert advice and project support for the entire pre and post-merger cycle including; due diligence and business planning, project management of the implementation process and outplacement support and staff consultation.

Change, Quality Improvement & Recovery Planning
When a merger is not an option but colleges need to improve or transform their offering, we are here to support you in planning and implementing positive change. Working alongside your institute, we make the process as smooth as possible, making sure internal communications across department are clear and improved throughout
Whether you’re looking to improve your processes or recovering a delivery model which may not be performing to the best standard, our skilled consultants will be able to guide you through to make sure your college is working to the best industry benchmarks.

Academisation and Joining a MAT
Practical, legal and operational, project management support designed to guide your college through the application and transformation process necessary to gaining academy status. 

Marketing, PR, Communications and Social Media
We can support you across all internal and external communications to ensure you’re making the most of the fantastic opportunities to market yourself to a wide audience of potential students, partners and stakeholders, as well as not losing sight of the importance of ensuring solid and consistent internal communications to your staff and learners. We are team are also able to provide expert guidance on managing all messaging, and the various stakeholders involved, during periods of crisis or change.

Growing Apprenticeship provision
Our consultancy team are able to provide the latest information and support with Apprenticeships – we make sure you’re ready and able to grow your provision in line with new Government standards.

In partnership with RCU AoC Create can offer consultancy support to assess current delivery, identify local market opportunities and develop new strategy, structures and capacity. Our expert consultancy team will facilitate and design bespoke solutions to support colleges through various stages of the Apprenticeship growth journey.

Get in touch with our consultancy team today to see how we can help you:

Matthew Butterfield, Recruitment Manager (Consultancy)