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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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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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Upcoming events

DfE Multiply Capability Support Programme – Discussion Forums

Funded by the Department for Education, AoC, in partnership with Holex, is running a series of forums as part of the Multiply Capability Support Programme. The forums aim to generate...

Venue: Online

Date: 30 April 2024

Time: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Fee: Free to attend

AoC South West Principal Network - Wednesday 8 May 2024

Venue: Online

Date: 8 May 2024

Time: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

AoC South West Finance Director Network - Monday 13 May 2024

Venue: Online

Date: 13 May 2024

Time: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

AoC Finance Conference and Exhibition 2024

Booking and amendments are now closed for this event. The AoC Annual Finance Conference and Exhibition will be returning to Loughborough in 2024 and will, yet again, make it possible...

Venue: Holywell Park, Loughborough, LE11 3GR

Date: 14 May 2024

Time: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Fee: Starting from £325 + VAT per delegate

AoC South West Curriculum and Quality Network - Tuesday 14 May 2024

Venue: In person event - Venue to be confirmed

Date: 14 May 2024

Time: 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Dispute resolution regarding students with SEND and their families Webinar 2024

This session will cover what reasonable adjustments need to be made for students with SEND regarding their learning and behaviour; what might constitute discrimination on grounds of disability; and how...

Venue: Online via Zoom

Date: 15 May 2024

Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Fee: Free for AoC Members

Understanding, developing and promoting Higher Technical Qualifications Conference 2024

This event will provide an opportunity to better understand the regional skills needs for higher technical education, and to discuss what it means to respond collaboratively to that need. There...

Venue: West of England GKN’s Global Technology Centre and The Black Country and Marches Institute of Technology

Date: 16 May 2024

Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Fee: Free

AoC Northern SEND Network

Venue: Online

Date: 16 May 2024

Time: 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Fee: N/A

AoC Governors' Summit 2024

Tuesday 21 May and Wednesday 22 May from 09:30-12:30 In an ever-evolving educational landscape, effective governance plays a pivotal role in ensuring the success and sustainability of Further Education institutions...

Venue: Online via Zoom

Date: 21 May 2024

Time: 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Fee: Starting from £172 +VAT per delegate

AoC North East HR Network

Venue: Derwentside College

Date: 21 May 2024

Time: 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Fee: N/A

AoC South West HR Network - Wednesday 22 May 2024

Venue: In person event (Venue to be confirmed)

Date: 22 May 2024

Time: 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM

AoC Ofsted College and Skills Nominee Masterclasses Summer 2024

This mini series is made up of two separate masterclasses - there is a crossover in content so we recommend you only attend one of the sessions Thursday 23 May...

Venue: Online

Date: 23 May 2024

Time: 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Fee: £55 +VAT for AoC members

AoC Yorkshire and the Humber Governance Professionals Network

Venue: Askham Bryan College

Date: 23 May 2024

Time: 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Fee: N/A

T Level Foundation Year Route Specific Focus Group - South East

Join us for our face-to-face Route Specific Focus Groups, where we bring together educators and professionals involved in planning and delivering the T Level Foundation Year. This event provides a...

Venue: South Essex Colleges Group - Southend City College

Date: 24 May 2024

Time: 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Fee: Free

AoC South West HE Forum - Tuesday 4 June 2024

Venue: On Line

Date: 4 June 2024

Time: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

AoC London and South East Apprenticeships Forum

This network is exclusively for AoC Members only.

Venue: Online

Date: 4 June 2024

Time: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

AoC North East Curriculum Network

Venue: Online

Date: 4 June 2024

Time: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Fee: N/A

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: 4 June 2024

Time: 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

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

AoC North West Curriculum Network

Venue: Online

Date: 5 June 2024

Time: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Fee: N/A

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 South West Governance Professional Network - Wednesday 5 June 2024

Venue: In person event - Exeter College

Date: 5 June 2024

Time: 10:30 AM - 2:30 PM

AoC London and South East Virtual HE Forum

This network is exclusively for AoC Members only.

Venue: Online

Date: 5 June 2024

Time: 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

AoC Ofsted for Governors Masterclass 2024

**This masterclass is now fully booked. If you would like to be added to a waiting list for either cancellations or a new date, please email events@aoc.co.uk.** This new masterclass...

Venue: Online via Zoom

Date: 5 June 2024

Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Fee: £55 +VAT for AoC members

AoC London and South East Virtual SEND Forum

This network is exclusively for AoC Members only.

Venue: Online

Date: 6 June 2024

Time: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Yorkshire and the Humber Curriculum Network

Venue: Online

Date: 6 June 2024

Time: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Fee: N/A

AoC South East Finance Directors' Virtual Network

This network is exclusively for AoC Members only.

Venue: Online

Date: 7 June 2024

Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

AoC North West HR Network

Venue: Oniline

Date: 7 June 2024

Time: 12:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Fee: N/A

AoC South West Apprenticeship Forum - Monday 10 June 2024

Venue: In person event - Venue to be confirmed

Date: 10 June 2024

Time: 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Valuing Enrichment Webinar

Enrichment activities have a unique role in empowering young people with the skills, confidence, self-esteem and awareness they need to be lifelong learners and engaged citizens. Yet colleges’ ability to...

Venue: Online via Zoom

Date: 10 June 2024

Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Fee: Free to attend

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 South West SEND Forum - Tuesday 11 June 2024

Venue: Online

Date: 11 June 2024

Time: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

AoC North East principals catch up call

Venue: Online

Date: 11 June 2024

Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Fee: N/A

AoC South East Clerks and Governance Professionals' Virtual Network

This network is exclusively for AoC Members only.

Venue: Online

Date: 12 June 2024

Time: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

AoC South West Principal and Chair Network - Wednesday 12 June 2024

Venue: In person event

Date: 12 June 2024

Time: 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM

AoC North West principals catch up call

Venue: Online

Date: 12 June 2024

Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Fee: N/A

AoC Yorkshire and the Humber HR Network

Venue: Online

Date: 13 June 2024

Time: 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Fee: N/A

AoC Yorkshire and the Humber principals catch up call

Venue: Online

Date: 13 June 2024

Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Fee: N/A

AoC London Principals', CEOs', Chairs' & Vice-Chairs' Summer Networking Event

This network is exclusively for AoC Members only.

Venue: 10 Bloomsbury Way, London, WC1A 2SL

Date: 13 June 2024

Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

T Level Foundation Year Route Specific Focus Group - Midlands 2

Join us for our face-to-face Route Specific Focus Groups, where we bring together educators and professionals involved in planning and delivering the T Level Foundation Year. This event provides a...

Venue: South Staffordshire College

Date: 14 June 2024

Time: 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Fee: Free

Supporting care experienced young people to access apprenticeships webinar

This webinar will detail some of the challenges that care experienced young people face and how colleges can support care experienced young people to access and achieve apprenticeship programmes. We...

Venue: Online via Zoom

Date: 17 June 2024

Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Fee: Free for AoC members

AoC London HR Directors' Network Meeting

This network is exclusively for AoC Members only.

Venue: 10 Bloomsbury Way, London, WC1A 2SL

Date: 17 June 2024

Time: 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Thriving in further education: A masterclass for FE support staff - Spring 2024

AoC has designed this training event specifically for FE support staff who are new to the role and/or the further education sector. Across four interactive sessions, you will cover the...

Venue: Online via Zoom

Date: 18 June 2024

Time: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Fee: From £200 +VAT for AoC members

AoC London Finance Directors’ Network Meeting

This network is exclusively for AoC Members only.

Venue: Online via Zoom

Date: 18 June 2024

Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

AoC North East Governance Professionals Network

Venue: Middlesbrough College

Date: 18 June 2024

Time: 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Fee: N/A

Carbon Literacy Training – Sports Toolkit

As part of the membership benefits, AoC Sport is offering free Carbon Literacy in Sport Training for College staff (value £195). The Carbon Literacy in Sport Training, which will be...

Venue: Online via Teams

Date: 18 June 2024

Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Fee: Free for AoC Sport 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 Yorkshire and the Humber Finance Directors Network

Venue: Northern College

Date: 20 June 2024

Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Fee: N/A

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 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 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 North West Finance Directors Network

Venue: Online

Date: 26 June 2024

Time: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Fee: N/A

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 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: 1 July 2024

Time: 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

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

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: 2 July 2024

Time: 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM

Fee: Free for members and non members

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

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 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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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.