Webinar Programme

As part of the Education and Training Foundation funded governance development programme, AoC is organising a series of webinars on subjects of interest to governors and governance professionals. 

The webinars are free and provide a presentation and question and answer session with a subject expert. 

To hear a webinar live you will need to complete a simple registration form before each event.  Recordings of all webinars held are available below.  If the webinar doesn’t work, please simply try restarting your browser or checking the FAQs document here.

Apprenticeship Levy Implementation Update

Teresa Frith, Senior Skills Policy Manager, AoC

Area Review Implementation and Merger

Ian Ashman, President, AoC

Preparing for inspection under the new Common Inspection Framework

Karen Adriaanse , Former Ofsted HMI and National Leader of Governance (NLG) and David Corke, Director of Education & Skills Policy, AoC

Annual Provider Review Guidance

Scott Court, Head of Quality Team, HEFCE

What the autumn statement means for colleges

Julian Gravatt, Assistant Chief Executive, AoC

Pensions issues for colleges

Julian Gravatt, Assistant Chief Executive, AoC

Supporting students with mental health difficulties and promoting wellbeing in further education

Liz Maudslay SEND Policy Manager, AoC & Richard Caulfield, North West Regional Director, AoC

Area Review Implementation

Bobbie McClelland, Deputy Director | Reforming FE Provision Unit, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS).

Policy Update

Presented by Martin Doel, Chief Executive, Association of Colleges

What the budget means for colleges

Presented by Julian Gravatt, Assistant Chief Executive, AoC

English and maths: the latest trends that governors need to consider

Presented by Catherine Sezen, 14-19 and Curriculum, Senior Policy Manager, AoC & David Corke, Director of Education and Skills Policy, AoC 

Outcome based success measures and new 16-19 accountability measures

Presented by David Corke, Director of Education Policy and Skills, AoC. 

Spending Review Implications for FE

Presented by Julian Gravatt, Assistant Chief Executive, AoC and David Walker, Director of Governance, AoC.

The new Common Inspection Framework (CIF) - what it means for Governance

Presented by Paul Fletcher, Senior HMI for Learning and Skills, Ofsted and David Walker, Director of Governance, AoC.

The Area Review Process (including Q&A)

Bobbie McClelland, Deputy Director, Standards and Qualifications Unit, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) presents this webinar from September 2015, which concentrates on the area review process.

Determining New College Structures

John Hogg, Advisor to the FE Commissioner joins AoC's Deputy Chief Executive, Gill Clipson, in this webinar which examines the key lessons for colleges and boards for determining new college structures.

Further education policy in the new parliament

Martin Doel, Chief Executive of AoC, and Dr Susan Pember, Governance Advisor to AoC, discusses the outcome of the 2015 General Election and how we might best represent the interests of colleges and their students to the new Government.

Implementing the Code of Good Governance for English Colleges

Dr Susan Pember, AoC's Governance Advisor, leads this webinar, which examines the provisions within the Code of Good Governance and its effective implementation.

Theories of change, diversity and the social impact of colleges

Anthony Painter, Director Policy and Institutional Governance at RSA leads this webinar from May 2015 looking at how diversity at a board and leadership level can open up wider possibilities of social impact for colleges.

How can governors use the labour market intelligence (LMI) data available?

David Corke, Director of Education Policy and Skills at AoC, Richard Boniface, Managing Director at RCU Ltd and David Walker, Director of Governance at AoC present this practical insight into how LMI data can be used to influence strategy.

The importance of labour market intelligence (LMI) data and how governors can support their colleges at meeting local business needs?

The webinar explains the importance of LMI and it can be used by the further education sector.  The presenters include  Alex Thornton, Senior Research Manager at UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES) and Rupert Waters, Head of Economic Research & Infrastructure, Buckinghamshire Business First.

Technology in colleges – what do governors need to know?

This webinar, presented by AoC's Matt Dean looks at the strategic approach to technology for governors.

Prevent duty guidance consultation – what does this mean for colleges?

Aubrey Magill, the further education lead on Prevent for the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, discusses the scope of the Prevent duty for colleges.

Healthy colleges and their impact – what do governors need to know?

AoC Sport's Clare Howard provides background on the policy context for physical activity in colleges and an insight into how a focus on health and sport can support college wider objectives.

Governors’ use of data and the MiDES online benchmarking tool

Richard Boniface, Managing Director of RCU, presents this webinar, looking at some of the key features of the MiDES service and discuss how governing bodies can make effective use of data.

International projects – what do governors need to know?

AoC's John Mountford presents this webinar which explores key features of a successful international strategy.

Scrutiny of teaching and learning for governors

Melanie Kavanagh, a former Ofsted inspector and current college governor, leads this webinar discussing the role of governors in teaching, learning and assessment.

What does policy look like now the money’s run out?

Professor Ewart Keep leads this webinar on the long-term implication on funding cuts for colleges.