Opportunities

We are always looking for providers to get involved with our projects. 
On this page, we will be listing current opportunities. 
For more information, please email the team: projects@aoc.co.uk

Opportunities are also published in the Projects Briefing. If you would like to subscribe to alerts, please visit the registration page.

Careers Guidance – Triage training approach roll out  
Funded by the Careers and Enterprise Company under the Personal Guidance Fund, AoC worked with 12 colleges to develop a triage training framework that aimed to improve the quality and delivery of personal guidance and to provide better outreach to learners who need it most. The framework was also designed to help post-16 providers meet the requirements of Gatsby benchmark 8. To enable more providers to benefit from the triage training approach and to support the development of a more holistic approach to careers across the further education sector, we are inviting a 12 more providers, to receive funding to implement triage training into their organisations by March 2021. 

The successful organisations will use the triage training framework to design and deliver an in-house training session to a minimum of 10 staff and impact at least 250 students. This will help strengthen the impact and sustainability of the programme by extending its learner reach and increasing the number of organisations that have trained curriculum staff delivering effective triage.

We are asking interested organisations to complete the roll out application form to inform us of how the triage approach would be implemented into their organisation. For more information about the roll out project, please contact projects@aoc.co.uk or visit the AoC website to access the application guidance document

T Level Professional Development (TLPD) offer
AoC is working in partnership with the Education and Training Foundation (ETF) to deliver aspects of the TLPD offer on behalf of the Department for Education.

Please visit the ETF website for more information on accessing the CPD offer at no charge. 

Practice Development Groups Programme (London and South West)
AoC are inviting participants to benefit from a free English and maths CPD programme called the Practice Development Groups (PDG) programme. PDG is a national programme funded by ETF, with regional activity in London and the South West being delivered by AoC.

Practitioners will work together to improve an aspect of teaching, learning and assessment (TLA) to enhance their teaching of English or embedding of English and maths into other programmes of study, over a four-month period. Topics that will be discussed include blended learning, student engagement and digital poverty.

The programme will take place in two rounds with round one starting in November 2020 and ending in February 2021 and round two starting in January 2021 and ending in April 2021.There is funding to support those who join as a group facilitator.

For more information about the programme and how to take part, please visit the AoC PDG website or email projects@aoc.co.uk.

Centres for Excellence in Maths
The Centres for Excellence in Maths (CfEM) programme is a national improvement project, aimed at delivering a step change in maths teaching up to Level 2 in post-16 settings.

There are 21 Centres who will be delivering this programme. They will be trialling pedagogical approaches and sharing their expertise across the post-16 sector. Subject areas the centres will be focusing on include Mastery, Motivation/Engagement, Contextualisation, Technology and Data.

All FE colleges are welcome to join the CfEM network to benefit from free CPD and maths trials.

If you are interested in getting involved in the programme or signing up to receive the CfEM newsletter, please email projects@aoc.co.uk 

Regional Specialist Leads
ETF Regional Specialist Leads (RSL) support practitioners, managers and providers throughout the country to access professional development in maths and English.

They can signpost you to the activities that best suit your needs and also run various regional networks to share good and emerging practice. 

To find your region’s RSL,  please visit the ETF website.

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