CORONAVIRUS RELATED INFORMATION AND RESOURCES can be found on the dedicated HR and Employment Covid-19 resource hub page (part of the AoC Covid-19 resource hub).

Working closely with members, we provide indemnified advice and guidance to colleges in employment law, industrial relations and HR practice through our partners, Irwin Mitchell. As the employers' association, we provide a collective voice for further education college employers'.

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  • Employment Briefing 13/08/2020

    This briefing provides you with an Irwin Mitchell update on various issues – mostly not Covid-19 relate – including links to an IM Employment Law update webinar that took place earlier this week, and its webinar archive. You’ll find an invitation to an AoC webinar taking place next week on our new, affordable Applicant Tracking Software System for the sector and a link to an Irwin Mitchell Research Paper looking at how Coronavirus has impacted the education sector. We also remind you about the extension to the Trade Union Facilities Time reporting deadline, and how to book your place at the AoC Further Education HR Online Conference.

    13 Aug 2020

  • Employment Briefing 06/08/2020

    This briefing provides a comprehensive update on Covid-19 related issues from Irwin Mitchell, and an invitation to its (non-sector specific) Employment Law update taking place on 11 August. The Cabinet Office has confirmed that it has extended the Trade Union Facilities Time data submission deadline, and we provide a link to the site. Plus, we reminder you about the AoC Further Education HR Online Conference taking place on the 21 and 22 October 2020.

    06 Aug 2020

  • Employment Briefing - 30/07/2020

    This briefing makes an exciting announcement about this year’s FE HR Conference taking place in October and provides you with a link to Ofsted’s review of online education during lockdown and information about the government’s new strategy to deal with local Covid-19 outbreaks.

    30 Jul 2020

  • Employment Briefing - 23/07/2020

    This briefing provides links to the updated KCSIE statutory guidance which will be effective from 01 September 2020 and an Irwin Mitchell comment on the PM’s announcement concerning working from home. You’ll find information on the Further Forces programme which closes to applicants on 31 August 2020, a brief summary of the headlines from the most recent AoC Covid-19 survey (plus a link to the full survey), and further links to upcoming webinars plus a recent Acas Flexible Furlough Scheme recording.

    23 Jul 2020

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