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

  • Publications 2019

    • 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

      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.

  • 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)