Each year the Association of Colleges puts together a number of publications that reflect the important work of colleges and the sector.

  • Publications 2019

    • Spending round 2020-1 (August 2019)

      The Chancellor announced an accelerated spending round 4 September. We have produced a 7 page paper with 10 recommendations for Treasury and DfE.

    • Personal and Social Development in post-16 education survey report

      The survey responses show that there is a strong commitment to PSD and enrichment activity in colleges.

    • Shaping Communities: colleges and social action (June 2019)

      You cannot help but be impressed by the brilliant work that colleges do. Have a read for yourself and find out some of the ways they’re transforming lives and communities.

    • Skills shortages and funding gaps (May 2019)

      An analysis of the costs of under-investment in skills

    • Campaigning & Influencing (February 2019)

      2019 is a pivotal year for colleges with the Comprehensive Spending Review (CSR). This resource is aimed at supporting your local campaigning with a range of key influencers.

    • The Basics of Campaigning: A Guide (February 2019)

      This guide with provide all the information you and your teams need to navigate campaigning on key issues for the sector.

    • Strategic College Improvement Fund (February 2019)

      AoC has commented on the process evaluation of the Strategic College Improvement Programme and there is a short summary of our view on peer-led sector improvement programmes.

    • Developing a Four Nations College Blueprint for a Post-Brexit Economy (January 2019)

      A discussion paper, written by FE leaders in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales (published 22 January), outlining the best ways for the government to deliver a strong economy and robust labour market once we have left the European Union.

    • Meeting the needs of students aged 16-19 who were not in school for part or all of Key Stage 4: The contribution of general FE colleges

      A research report undertaken by Ruth Perry on behalf of the Association of Colleges that outlines the contribution of FE colleges supporting young people who were not in school in Key Stage 4.

    • The impact of Erasmus+ in UK FE colleges

      This report discusses the impact of Erasmus+ in UK further education colleges

  • Publications 2018

    • International Activity in Colleges: The 2018 Association of Colleges Survey (November 2018)

    • Improving mental wellbeing in college through physical activity (October 2018)

    • AoC's 2018 Report on College Finances (September 2018)

    • AoC Sport Impact Report 2017/2018 (September 2018)

    • Scripting the Future (July 2018)

      This is a paper published by FETL, in partnership with the Association of Colleges and the Centre for Skills, Knowledge and Organisational Performance (SKOPE) at Oxford University.

    • Mental Health and Wellbeing; a collection of college case studies (June 2018)

    • Celebrating student success past and present (January 2018)