Projects Briefing 03/12/20

Published: 02 Dec 2020

Student Governors Programme 2020/21

To support student governors in their role, the new Student Governors Programme programme aims to help student governors settle in to their role.

Funded by ETF and delivered by AoC, student governors will gain an insight into how colleges work, what the external influences are impacting on the quality and future of education, as well as be able to find support and guidance throughout their year in post.

The induction events will build on individual confidence and skills needed to be a valuable and active member of the college board. All session take place online. 

For more information about the Student Governors Programme and to book, please visit the ETF booking site.

Regional Governance Programme 2020/21

Funded by the Education & Training Foundation, AoC will be hosting a series of regional governance inductions and conferences.

The inductions aim to help new college governors understand their role further but also discuss operating in an ever-changing climate.

To book onto an induction, please visit the ETF booking site.

The regional governance conferences will focus on managing local priorities and key hot topics within the FE sector such as safeguarding.

Please register your place to attend.

Free CPD programme for English and maths practitioners 

AoC are inviting participants to benefit from a free English and maths CPD programme called the Practice Development Groups (PDG) programme.

The PDG programme is a national programme funded by ETF, with regional activity in London and the South West being delivered by AoC. If you are from a different region and would like to get involved, please visit the ETF website

The programme aims to encourage practitioner led CPD through action learning sets. Practitioners will work together to improve an aspect of teaching, learning and assessment to enhance their teaching of English or embedding of English and maths into other programmes of study, over a four-month period.

Practitioners are welcome to focus on a topic of their choice. Examples of current focuses include, blended learning, student engagement, using digital technology in teaching English and maths and the impact of language in maths. 

The programme is free to take part in. 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