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Surveys and Research

AoC conducts a number of in-house surveys on a wide range of issues affecting colleges. We use this research to support our representation work to MPs, Government officials and the media. The research also provides colleges with useful benchmarking data.

AoC also carries out research projects on its own and in partnership with other organisations. We also commission external research.

Further Education Workforce Shortages in Construction, Planning, and the Built Environment, Report Spring 2022

AoC English and Maths Survey, Report March 2022

College Middle Leadership Survey 2021 - Support, Training and Development, Report March 2022

Survey of safeguarding staff in post-16 providers in England: March 2021 - Report March 2022

AoC College Staff Recruitment Survey December 2021

AoC College Student Attendance Rates 2021 survey - Jan 2022 report

The Current Status of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in the Further Education Sector in England, Report 2021

AoC College Workforce Survey - 2019/20 academic year, published 2021

AoC Skills Survey 2021

AoC Enrolments Survey Autumn 2021

AoC Catch-up Funding and Remote Education Survey Autumn 2021

AoC Survey: Counting the cost of assessment 2020/21

AoC Spring 2021 Survey: Catch-up funding and remote education

AoC Mental Health and Wellbeing Survey 2020

  • Further information on the report, the Mental Health and Wellbeing Charter and AoC lead in this area

AoC International Survey Summer 2020

AoC College Workforce Survey - 2018/19 academic year - published 2020

AoC Survey: Autumn 2020 College Enrolments and Impact of Covid-19 Pandemic

AoC Innovation in Further Education Colleges Survey, Summer 2020

Colleges and Covid-19 Survey Summer 2020

AoC Survey on Careers Education and Information, Advice and Guidance, March 2020

AoC Covid-19 and Colleges Survey Spring 2020

AoC English and Maths Survey 2020

AoC International Survey 2019

AoC College Governance Survey 2019 - Summary of Findings, October 2019

The impact of Erasmus+ in UK FE colleges, An AoC report October 2019

AoC College ESOL Survey, July 2019

AoC College Workforce Survey - 2017/18 academic year - published Summer 2019

AoC Survey on Personal and Social Development and Enrichment in Colleges, report May 2019

AoC English and Maths Survey, December 2018

With accompanying blog which highlights key responses and policy asks:

International Activity in Colleges - 2018 Association of Colleges Survey

AoC College IT and Digital Technology Survey, Summer 2018

"Issues facing colleges" - An Association of Colleges (AoC) survey in partnership with Tes, April 2018

AoC Survey on College Higher Education Spring 2018

AoC College Workforce Survey 2017

AoC high need funding in colleges survey report, May 2018

AoC: Ofsted and college attendance rates survey, February 2018

Apprenticeships and college finance, January 2018

International Activity in Colleges - 2017 Association of Colleges Survey