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Our general election hub has all the information colleges need to engage with candidates and support students to get involved in the election over the next few months.

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100% opportunity report launch

We are excited to share our new report '100% opportunity: the case for a tertiary education system' which highlights the need for urgent reform of England’s post-16 education system if it is to meet the needs of 100% of young people and adults.

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AoC Mental Health Charter

The new AoC Mental Health Charter supports colleges to embed effective practice to ensure mental health and wellbeing is a priority for leaders and governors.

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New blog

Read our new Think Further blog in partnership with NCFE, "How will we join the dots for the future?", by Robin Webber-Jones, Principal of Tresham college, part of the Bedford College Group.

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Upcoming events

EDI Equity Exchange - Summer 2024

Across the further education sector, there are a lot of exciting and innovative approaches to providing equity for our staff and students. However, best practice can often exist in silos...

Venue: Various

Date: 5 June 2024

Time: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Fee: Free for AoC members

AoC Senior Leaders Finance Masterclass Series – Summer 2024

AoC has designed a series of five finance masterclasses to give college senior managers and leaders a solid understanding of the complex nature of college finances, support on the questions...

Venue: Online via Zoom

Date: 11 June 2024

Time: 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Fee: From £55 +VAT per session for AoC members

AoC Artificial Intelligence in Further Education Conference 2024

Tuesday 11 and Wednesday 12 June, 09:30 – 12:30 This online conference is dedicated to exploring the role of artificial intelligence in further education. Taking place over two mornings our...

Venue: Online via Zoom

Date: 11 June 2024

Time: 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Fee: Starting from £165+ VAT

AoC Governance Finance Masterclass Series – Summer 2024

AoC has designed a series of six finance masterclasses to give college governors a solid understanding of the complex nature of college finances, support on the questions they should be...

Venue: Online via Zoom

Date: 11 June 2024

Time: 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Fee: From £55 +VAT per session for AoC members

Shining a light on the Beacon Awards Applicant Webinar 2024

Shining a light on the Beacon Awards Applicant Webinar | How to write a successful Beacon Award application and why all colleges should apply.Taking place on Wednesday 19 June, 09:3...

Venue: Online via Zoom

Date: 19 June 2024

Time: 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Fee: Free to attend

AoC Supporting Learners with Pathological Demand Avoidance masterclass - June 2024

Due to demand, a new date has been added for this masterclass. Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA) is a complex profile of autism. The traditional approaches used for learners with autism...

Venue: Online

Date: 19 June 2024

Time: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Fee: From £50 +VAT for AoC members

AoC North West Governance Professionals Network

Venue: Burnley College

Date: 19 June 2024

Time: 12:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Fee: N/A

AoC College Leaders General Election 2024 Discussion Series: The apprenticeship levy

This session will be an opportunity to discuss how to influence the reformation of the apprenticeship levy, so that the apprenticeship works for all and meets both national and local...

Venue: Online via Zoom

Date: 19 June 2024

Time: 4:30 PM - 5:45 PM

Fee: Free for AoC members - this is a member only event

AoC Yorkshire and the Humber Finance Directors Network

Venue: Northern College

Date: 20 June 2024

Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Fee: N/A

AoC London HR Directors' Network Meeting

This network is exclusively for AoC Members only.

Venue: 10 Bloomsbury Way, London, WC1A 2SL

Date: 24 June 2024

Time: 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

T Level Foundation Year Business and Administration Network

The Business and Administration T Level Foundation Year network facilitates the sharing of best practices, resources, and positive outcomes among providers. It's a platform for questions, troubleshooting, and active participation...

Venue: Online

Date: 24 June 2024

Time: 3:30 PM - 4:15 PM

Fee: Free

AoC College Leaders General Election 2024 Discussion Series: Social Partnerships and LSIPs

This session will be an opportunity to discuss new reports on social partnerships and LSIPs and explore how to influence the need for a national social partnership body working across...

Venue: Online via Zoom

Date: 24 June 2024

Time: 4:30 PM - 5:45 PM

Fee: Free for AoC members - this is for members only

AoC Curriculum and Quality Committee Chairs' Network Meeting

To find out more or to book a place, please contact Ikran Jama.

Venue: Online via Zoom

Date: 24 June 2024

Time: 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

AoC North East Finance Directors Network

Venue: Online

Date: 25 June 2024

Time: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Fee: N/A

AoC London Curriculum & Quality Directors' Network Meeting

This network is exclusively for AoC Members only.

Venue: 10 Bloomsbury Way, London, WC1A 2SL

Date: 25 June 2024

Time: 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

AoC North West Finance Directors Network

Venue: Online

Date: 26 June 2024

Time: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Fee: N/A

AoC London Clerks' and Governance Professionals' Network Meeting

This network is exclusively for AoC Members only.

Venue: Online via Zoom

Date: 26 June 2024

Time: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

AoC Northern Governor Induction

Venue: Online

Date: 1 July 2024

Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Fee: N/A

T Level Foundation Year English, Maths and Digital Network

The T Level Foundation Year network for English, Maths, and Digital serves as a platform for providers to exchange best practices, resources, and successful outcomes. It fosters an environment for...

Venue: Online

Date: 1 July 2024

Time: 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Fee: Free

AoC College Leaders General Election 2024 Discussion Series: Adult education and devolution

This session will be an opportunity to discuss highlighting the importance of adult education for the FE sector, how to influence the need for demand-led adult funding to improve access...

Venue: Online via Zoom

Date: 1 July 2024

Time: 4:30 PM - 5:45 PM

Fee: Free for AoC members - this is a members only event

FES Connect webinar series 2023/24

FES Connect is a national community for Post 16 careers leaders and practitioners, supporting development and sharing of best practice to ensure every learner is supported to find their next...

Venue: Online via Zoom

Date: 2 July 2024

Time: 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Fee: Free to attend

AoC South West SEND Forum - Wednesday 3 July 2024

Venue: Online

Date: 3 July 2024

Time: 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

T Level Foundation Year Health and Science Network

The Health and Science T Level Foundation Year network facilitates the sharing of best practices, resources, and positive outcomes among providers. It’s a platform for questions, troubleshooting, and active participation...

Venue: Online

Date: 3 July 2024

Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Fee: Free

Provider Insight Day - La Retraite RC SFC (London)

Provider Insight Day for T Level and T Level Foundation Year Providers An excellent opportunity for planning providers to gain valuable insights during an in-person visit with this experienced provider...

Venue: La Retraite RC SFC (London)

Date: 4 July 2024

Time: 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Fee: Free

AoC College Leaders General Election 2024 Discussion Series: Summative session

This summative session is to finalise AoC recommendations for the sector as a whole to ensure that we can brief and influence governmental thinking at pace, with a clear set...

Venue: Online via Zoom

Date: 4 July 2024

Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Fee: Free for AoC members - this is a members only event

T Level Programmes - Drop-in Session

These drop-in sessions are carefully designed to cater to queries regarding the T Level and T Level Foundation Year programmes. Whether you're in need of guidance or have urgent questions...

Venue: Online

Date: 4 July 2024

Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Fee: Free

AoC Learning Week 2024

AoC Learning Week returns on Monday 8th to Friday 12th July. Last year, over 3,000 college staff participated and we’re looking forward to another packed week full of practical CPD...

Venue: Online via Zoom

Date: 8 July 2024

Time: 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Fee: From £300 +VAT per college (unlimited staff)

AoC South West Apprenticeship Forum - Monday 8 July 2024

Venue: Weston College

Date: 8 July 2024

Time: 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM

AoC Finance and Audit Committee Chairs' Network Meeting

To find out more or to book a place, please contact Ikran Jama.

Venue: Online via Zoom

Date: 8 July 2024

Time: 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Multiply Events Webinar Series 2024

Funded by Department for Education (DfE), AoC, in partnership with Holex, is delivering webinars as part of the Multiply Capability Support Programme. The webinars aim to support the development of...

Venue: Online via Zoom

Date: 16 July 2024

Time: 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM

Fee: Free for members and non members

Supporting care experienced young people to access apprenticeships webinar

Due to restrictions/availability of civil servants leading up to a general election, this webinar has been rescheduled. It will now take place on Wednesday 17th July. This webinar will detail...

Venue: Online via Zoom

Date: 17 July 2024

Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Fee: Free for AoC members

AoC HR and Employment Law Conference 2024

Join us for this year’s AoC HR and Employment Law Conference 2024 on 15 October, returning to the Holiday Inn in Bloomsbury, London. The conference will again aim to deliver...

Venue: Holiday Inn Bloomsbury, London

Date: 15 October 2024

Time: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Fee: Starting from £325 + VAT per delegate

AoC Annual Conference and Exhibition 2024

Tuesday 12 November and 13 November 2024. The AoC Annual Conference and Exhibition is the must-attend further education event of the year. Our exceptional programme features distinguished speakers from education...

Venue: The ICC, Birmingham

Date: 12 November 2024

Time: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

AoC's Senior Leadership Development Programme Autumn/Winter 2024

Colleges need a strong team of strategic leaders to help support the students it serves in its community. Developing agile leadership skills can seem overwhelming and it can be hard...

Venue: Warwick Conferences

Date: 28 November 2024

Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Fee: from £1,275 per module

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AoC Sport is the membership organisation for colleges, leading the development of sport and physical activity in 16+ education. We believe that sport and physical activity are essential components of college life, giving students significant advantages in education, employment and health.

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AoC Charitable Trust

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