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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Feature publications for Employment

  • Employment Briefing 04/03/2021

    This week’s briefing provides links to information about yesterday’s budget announcement, and some general updates from Irwin Mitchell. IM’s public law team have also produced an article on GCSE/A Level assessments, and the details are provided for IM’s virtual mock employment tribunal event in May. There are also details about five other free events from IM, MyHRToolkit and This Can happen.

    04 Mar 2021

  • Employment Briefing 25/02/2021

    This week’s briefing provides information about the government’s Roadmap for leaving lockdown and the updated DfE operational guidance. There’s further guidance from DfE, Acas and others concerning testing and vaccinations, and a note about the implications of expanding the shielding programme, comments on FE workforce data collection and UCU’s FOI. You’ll find an update on the gender Pay Gap reporting process for this year, the new rules on travel to the UK and a few noteworthy recent tribunal cases. Finally, there’s information about a couple of free Irwin Mitchell events.

    25 Feb 2021

  • Employment Briefing 11/02/2021

    This week’s briefing provides information about the AoC Senior Pay Survey, provides an Irwin Mitchell update on a range of topics and tells you more about the CJRS claim information being published by HMRC. Acas has published a new policy paper on mental health during the pandemic, there’s an update on public sector pensions (Mccloud), we tell you about the government report on spotting the early signs of domestic abuse, and IM are running a free workshop on supporting staff with cancer in the workplace.

    11 Feb 2021

  • Mental Health Briefing 25/02/2021 + 11/02/2021

    25/02/2021 - This weeks bulletin includes new free on-line training from Public Health England - Psychological First Aid, a call for new members of the AoC MH Policy Group and details of free training from the Mental Health UK. 11/02/21 - This briefing includes the launch of the new resource 'Talking About Suicide', the latest resources from the DfE to support the return to education and information on the College Collaboration Fund project 'Let's Talk as well as an update on our partnership with Charlie Waller Trust and the AoC Sport MH Ambassador programme.

    11 Feb 2021

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