AoC regularly writes submissions responding to government documents and various HE agencies consultation reports, which often explain key FE and HE issues and indicate how we support colleges. Over time we will populate this section of the website with submissions dating back three years.

OfS Quality and Standards phase 2 Consultation September 2021

OfS Consultation on Reportable Events March 2021

OfS Monetary Penalties Consultation March 2021

OfS Consultation on Publication of Information March 2021

Quality and Standards Consultation Jan 2021

Uni Connect Consultation January 2021

QAA DQB consultation

Independant TEF review

OfS consultation access and participation

OfS consultation response calculating student numbers

Subject TEF consultation response

Post-18 education and funding review consultation

Accelerated Degrees Consultation 

QAA Quality Code

The submission for

AoC responses to the DfE OfS consultations

AoC has responded to consultations launched by the Department for Education on behalf of the Office for Students covering the regulatory framework, market access and OfS fees:

Review of information about learning and teaching and the student experience

The submission for the


Funding for Disabled Students in Higher Education

The submission to the


A Dual Mandate for Adult Vocational Education: Consultation Response

Please find the consultation response to the Dual Mandate for Adult Vocational Education below.

Dual Mandate Consultation Response.pdf (PDF,205.34 KB)

Preparing for Higher Education Review (HER)

AoC has commissioned an 18 page – Preparing for QAA HE Review – advice document for those preparing for HE review. This document will complement the Review Handbook and Toolkits produced by QAA. Please find the document below.

Preparing for Higher Education Review (HER) (PDF,462.9 KB)

Competition and Markets Authority (CMA)

The submission to the

is a follow up to their enquiry into undergraduate education – in which they identified several problems related to admissions processes in HE, the terms and conditions offered to students and possible regulation relating to institutional exit.

BIS Technical Consultation on Stage 2 of the Teaching Excellence Framework

AoC made a submission to the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills, regarding the next stage of consultation of the Teaching Excellence Framework

BIS Consultation on Credit Accumulation, switching courses and accelerated degrees

AoC responded to the call for evidence on students ability to gain credits and switch between degree courses using these credits.

HEFCE Consultation on the collection of data for the Key Information Set and Unistats

HEFCE consulted on collecting data for key information and Unistats

HEFCE Consultation on widening participation funding

AoC responded to the consultation from HEFCE on funding for widening access for students.