On this page, you will find examples of good practice and outcomes from current and completed projects that we have run:

Creating a post-COVID-19 EdTech Strategy 

Between March and July 2020, we carried out research into colleges’ current capacity to enable high-quality distance learning with support from Ufi VocTech Trust. Findings from the research has been used to create a post-Covid EdTech strategy for the college sector that leaves no learner behind.

There are also recordings and presentations from all of the webinars in the series, which can be found on the Teaching and Learning page on our website.

Teach Too - Examples of effective Teach Too practice

Teach Too was an Education and Training Foundation development programme which aimed to address quality improvement in technical and vocational teaching and learning. We managed the Teach Too project at various phases.

The following links provide examples of effective Teach Too practice which has been implemented across a range of education and training providers, businesses and in a variety of sectors:

Teach Too Phase 5 projects 
Teach Too development material 
Effective practice case studies – Phase 3 
Effective practice case studies – Phases 1 and 2
Phase 3 highlight report 

ETF Governance Development Programme

This DfE-funded programme, which was developed by AoC, is aimed at developing the skills of both new and existing board members and, where appropriate, clerks/governance professionals in Further Education and Sixth Form Colleges.

You can find the overview of modules to access and those in development on our governance pages. The online pilot modules can be accessed via the Foundation Online Learning Website (Please note that you need an account to access the link)

Pears #iWill Youth Social Action Pilots 

AoC is working as the Learning Partner for the Pears #iWill Youth Social Action Pilots. 5 colleges have designed their own projects to pilot and embed Youth Social Action in their colleges. When the project ends in December 2020, a final report will be shared with the sector.


The Scholarship Framework

The Scholarship Project was a three-year project funded by the HEFCE Catalyst Fund. The project aimed to support the development and embedding of a distinct college higher education scholarly ethos across the sector. The Scholarship Framework was created as the project's main output.

The Scholarship Framework has over 50 resources and toolkits that can help colleges with a higher education offering enhance their scholarly activity.This includes student scholarly activity, peer review and employer engagement. 

For more information and to access the resources and toolkits, visit The Scholarship Framework website

T Levels – Industry Placements 

The Industry Placements programme was funded by the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) and the Department for Education (DfE)

The project provided support to around 460 providers who were in receipt of capacity and delivery funding in the 2018/19 financial year, to support the implementation of industry placements, which are a key component of the new T Level qualifications.

Based on the experience and learning from the Industry Placements Pilot Scheme in the 2017/18 academic year and the Capacity and Delivery Fund (CDF) in 2018/19 academic year, DfE have created these resources for post-16 education providers and employers.

Industry Placements Guidance Resources