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AoC members make up almost 95% of the college sector - transforming millions of lives each year.

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MiDES benchmarking

AoC members have full access to the MiDES sector benchmarking service, free of charge.

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Research Further

Research Further

AoC and NCFE have joined up to launch a landmark project, Research Further, bringing together practitioners, experts and sector leaders, and supporting college practitioners to carry out research and fill in skills gaps.

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Green College commitment

The Green College commitment sets our the critical role of colleges in achieving net zero.

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Upcoming events

AoC Beacon Awards 2021/22 Best Practice Showcase

Monday 19 September - Thursday 29 September The AoC Beacon Awards celebrate the best and most innovative practice among UK Further Education colleges. The winners of the 2021/22 awards programme...

Venue: Online via Zoom

Date: 19 September 2022

Time: 14:00 - 15:00

Fee: Free

AoC London HR Directors' Network Meeting

Venue: Online via Zoom

Date: 20 September 2022

Time: 11:00 - 12:00

South West Principal Network

This network is exclusivley for AoC members only

Venue: Virtual via Zoom

Date: 21 September 2022

Time: 10:00 - 11:00

Research Further webinar series

Webinar Series The Research Further webinars not only introduce the work of the scholars – they also offer hands-on, practical help for anyone interested or involved in research across the...

Venue: Online via Zoom

Date: 21 September 2022

Time: 16:00 - 17:00

Fee: Free for all organisations

Turing Scheme & GSO: Developing UK-Canada student mobility partnerships webinar

Thursday 22nd September, 16:00 - 17:00Please note this webinar is only open to AoC and Colleges and Institutes Canada Members.This webinar is hosted jointly by the Association of Colleges (AoC)...

Venue: Online via Zoom

Date: 22 September 2022

Time: 16:00 - 17:00

Fee: Free to AoC and CICan members

AoC Audit Committee Autumn Masterclass Series 2022

This masterclass will take place on Tuesday 27 September, 16:00-17:45 and repeated on Thursday 13 October, 16:00-17:45. “The audit committee must advise the corporation on the adequacy and effectiveness of...

Venue: Online via Zoom

Date: 27 September 2022

Time: 16:00 - 17:45

Fee: Starting from £45 + VAT

South West HR Network

This network is exclusively for AoC Members only.

Venue: Virtual via Zoom

Date: 28 September 2022

Time: 10:00 - 11:00

South West Curriculum and Quality Network

This network is exclusivley for AoC members only

Venue: Virtual Via Zoom

Date: 04 October 2022

Time: 10:00 - 11:00

Introducing the Higher Development Award for the NHS – opportunity for colleges to deliver in partnership webinar

This webinar will introduce participants to a Personal Development programme for Health and Care staff as developed by Health Education England. The Higher Development Award was designed in London and...

Venue: Online via Zoom

Date: 04 October 2022

Time: 14:00 - 15:30

Fee: Free for AoC Members, NHS and HEE colleagues/ employers.

AoC HR and Employment Law Conference 2022

Part 1 - Wednesday 5 October, 09:30 - 12:50 Part 2 - Thursday 6 October, 09:30 - 12:50 This annual conference brings together HR professionals to share and discuss the...

Venue: Online via Zoom

Date: 05 October 2022

Time: 09:30 - 12:50

Fee: Starting from £165 + VAT

South West Finance Director Network

This network is exclusively for AoC Members only.

Venue: Virtual via Zoom

Date: 10 October 2022

Time: 10:00 - 11:00

AoC Curriculum Conference: A Time Of Change

Part 1 - Tuesday 11 October 2022, 09:30-12:30Part 2 - Wednesday 12 October 2022, 09:30-12:30 2024 and 2025 are key years for curriculum reform to be implemented, full role out...

Venue: Online

Date: 11 October 2022

Time: 09:30 - 12:30

Fee: Starting from £165 + VAT

South West Principal and Chair Network

This network is exclusivley for AoC members only.

Venue: Vitual via Zoom

Date: 12 October 2022

Time: 10:00 - 11:30

AoC Principals' Finance Masterclass Series – Autumn 2022

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: 01 November 2022

Time: 08:30 - 10:00

Fee: Starting from £45 + VAT per AoC member per session

AoC Governance Finance Masterclass Series – Autumn 2022

We are back by popular demand!AoC has designed a series of five governance finance masterclasses to give college governors a solid understanding of the complex nature of college finances, support...

Venue: Online via Zoom

Date: 01 November 2022

Time: 16:30 - 18:00

Fee: Starting from £45 + VAT per AoC member per session

South West SEND Forum

This network is exclusively for AoC Members only.

Venue: Virtual via Zoom

Date: 02 November 2022

Time: 14:30 - 15:30

AoC Annual Conference and Exhibition 2022

Tuesday 15th & Wednesday 16th November 2022The AoC Annual Conference and Exhibition is the must-attend further education event of the year. Our exceptional programme features distinguished speakers from education, government...

Venue: The ICC Birmingham 8 Centenary Square Birmingham B1 2EA

Date: 15 November 2022

Time: 09:00 - 17:00

AoC Annual Conference and Exhibition 2022

Tuesday 15 and Wednesday 16 November The AoC Annual Conference and Exhibition is the must attend FE event. Leaders, innovators and trailblazers will come together in Birmingham to discuss, debate...

Venue: The ICC Birmingham, 8 Centenary Square Birmingham B1 2EA

Date: 15 November 2022

Time: 09:30 - 16:30

Fee: Starting from £265+ VAT for AoC Members - 1 day ticket and £475+ VAT - 2-day ticket (1 person)

South West BDM/Apprenticeship Forum

This network is exclusively for AoC Members only.

Venue: Virtual via Zoom

Date: 28 November 2022

Time: 10:00 - 11:00

South West HR Network

This network is exclusively for AoC Members only.

Venue: Virtual via Zoom

Date: 30 November 2022

Time: 10:00 - 11:00

AoC SEND Conference 2022

Part 1 - Tuesday 6 December, 09:30 - 12:30 Part 2 - Wednesday 7 December, 09:30 - 12:30 This year’s annual SEND Conference will take place online across two mornings...

Venue: Online via Zoom

Date: 06 December 2022

Time: 09:30 - 12:30

Fee: Starting from £165 + VAT

South West Curriculum and Quality Network

This network is exclusivley for AoC members only

Venue: Virtual via Zoom

Date: 06 December 2022

Time: 10:00 - 11:00

South West Principal Network

This network is exclusivley for AoC members only

Venue: Virtual Via Zoom

Date: 07 December 2022

Time: 10:00 - 11:00

South West Finance Director Network

This network is exclusively for AoC Members only.

Venue: Virtual via Zoom

Date: 12 December 2022

Time: 10:00 - 11:00

AoC Employer Engagement Conference 2022

Part 1 - Monday 12th December, 13:30 - 16:30Part 2 - Tuesday 13th December, 13:30 - 16:30Join this year’s AoC Employer Engagement conference and hear the latest from government and...

Venue: Online via Zoom

Date: 12 December 2022

Time: 13:30 - 16:30

Fee: Starting from £165 + VAT

AoC Quality, Teaching, Learning and Assessment Conference 2022

Part 1 - Tuesday 13th December, 09:30 - 12:30Part 2 - Wednesday 14th December, 09:30 - 12:30This online conference over two mornings, will focus on the key themes of quality...

Venue: Online via Zoom

Date: 13 December 2022

Time: 09:30 - 12:30

Fee: Starting from £165 + VAT

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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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The market leading job board for the college sector. AoC Job’s sole purpose is to help people like you find a career in one of our colleges and support our students to achieve their learning goals.

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The AoC Charitable Trust’s primary purpose is to raise funds and oversee their application for the benefit of post-16 education and its vision is to have great colleges transforming lives and communities.