Support for Governance

AoC provides the following services directly to the governors and clerks of further education (FE) colleges through its Governance Unit and the work of its other teams:

  • maintains a governance helpline to support governors and clerks to the corporations of member colleges. Governors and clerks can consult the helpline on any aspect of governance, including policy, funding, law or best practice. Enquiries regarding employment and employment law are handled by AoC’s Employment Team.  Please email the governance helpline or call us on 020 7034 9900. All enquiries will be treated in the strictest confidence and we aim to reply on the same day.  
  • can arrange for FE colleges to work with National Leaders of Governance where a greater level of advice or support is required
  • organises and promotes national and regional events on a wide range of issues relating to governance

For further information on our services, please see our New Chairs Pack (PDF,978.22 KB)  

For any assistance, contact our governance helpline on 020 7034 9900 or

Some of these services are only available to AoC member colleges because of funding arrangements.

Please email AoC's Governance Unit if you'd like to discuss any of these services, or see our FAQs.

Additional services

AoC Create offers additional products and services to help your college succeed in today’s challenging environment.  These include: