Professional Exchanges

The Professional Exchange is a national programme funded and supported by the Education and Training Foundation (ETF). The programme aims to support locally organised groups of practitioners to come together to share ideas and resources and to test and trial innovative approaches to teaching, learning and assessment. Professional exchanges are all about enabling teaching staff across the education and training sector to have a space and the time to reflect on their professional practice with a view to improving the teaching, learning and assessment of their students.

The programme runs until July 2020 and we are welcoming practitioners working in the FE sector to join Professional Exchange groups in London, Cornwall and the South West regions. Please see the programme outlines and application forms below for further information. Please submit application forms to the projects team.

Professional Exchange in Cornwall 2020

Participant application

Professional Exchanges in London and the South West 2019-20

Participant application:


100% of past participants agreed that the Professional Exchange had been beneficial and a good use of their time. 100% of participants said they would recommend the Exchange to others.

"Working with the professional exchange programme has been a very positive experience.  It has provided real opportunities to work with colleagues across the South West discussing the issues we all face and helping develop and trial new strategies to engage learners and improve success and progress for them."

- Ruth Gibney, Deputy Head English and maths, Gloucestershire College

AoC manages the Professional Exchange networks in London, Cornwall and the South West regions only. For more information on Exchanges running in other regions, please visit the ETF website.