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Regional Governor Induction - London & South East

AoC are delivering 10 Regional Governor Inductions for new Governors. The Regional Governor Inductions and Conferences Programme 2023/24 is delivered by the Association of Colleges (AoC), commissioned by the Education...

Venue:

Online

Date: 20 February 2024

Time: 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Fee: Free

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: 20 February 2024

Time: 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM

Fee: Free for members and non members

AoC South West Apprenticeship Forum - Wednesday 21 February 2024

Venue: Online

Date: 21 February 2024

Time: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Planning Your T Level and T Level Foundation Year - Q&A Session

This webinar offers an opportunity for you to inquire about T Levels or the T Level Foundation Year with a dedicated Q&A segment. A panel of experts experienced in designing...

Venue: Online

Date: 22 February 2024

Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Fee: Free

Governor Conference: College funding and finance

AoC will be delivering 5 Governor Conferences for Governors and Governance Professionals. The Regional Governor Inductions and Conferences Programme 2023/24 is delivered by the Association of Colleges (AoC), commissioned by...

Venue:

Online

Date: 23 February 2024

Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Fee: Free

AoC English & Maths Conference & Exhibition 2024

Registration and amendmentsBooking and amendments are now closed for this event. We have now reached full capacity. Tuesday 27th February, 09:00-16:30 The 2024 AoC English and Maths Conference and Exhibition...

Venue:

Woburn House, 20-24 Tavistock Square London WC1H 9HQ

Date: 27 February 2024

Time: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Fee: Starting from £325 + VAT per delegate

AoC South West HE Forum - Tuesday 27 February 2024

Venue: Online

Date: 27 February 2024

Time: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

AoC North West Curriculum Network

Venue:

Online

Date: 27 February 2024

Time: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Fee: N/A

AoC NE Curriculum Network

Venue:

Online

Date: 27 February 2024

Time: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Fee: N/A

Route Specific T Level Mentor/Mentee Introductory Workshop

This workshop will give you the opportunity to: Hear about the new route specific mentor/mentee project launch in Spring Get an introduction to the project timeline Have your say and...

Venue: Online

Date: 27 February 2024

Time: 4:00 PM - 5:15 PM

Fee: Free

AoC South West SEND Forum - Wednesday 28 February 2024

Date: 28 February 2024

Time: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

T Level Masterclass - Crafting your Curriculum Plan

This webinar will explore the following subjects: How to craft an effective curriculum plan Maximising the potential of the T Level Planner Utilising Tools, Resources, and Case Studies The event...

Venue: Online

Date: 28 February 2024

Time: 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Fee: Free

AoC Y&H Curriculum Network

Venue:

Online

Date: 29 February 2024

Time: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Fee: N/A

AoC Northern SEND Network

Venue:

Online

Date: 29 February 2024

Time: 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Fee: N/A

Provider Insight Day - Barnsley College

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 outstanding Wave...

Venue:

Barnsley College

Date: 1 March 2024

Time: 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Fee: Free

AoC Ofsted College and Skills Nominee Masterclasses March 2024

***These sessions are now fully booked. Due to popular demand, we have added two additional sessions on 23 May and 4 June. To book for these dates, please visit this...

Venue: Online

Date: 5 March 2024

Time: 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

AoC London Clerks' and Governance Professionals' Network Meeting

This network is exclusively for AoC Members only.

Venue:

Online via Zoom

Date: 5 March 2024

Time: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

AoC North East Governance Professionals Network

Venue:

Online

Date: 5 March 2024

Time: 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Fee: N/A

Creative Arts in FE Webinar 2024

Following the success of the Creative Writing in FE 2023 project, we are delighted to announce that we are launching a new version of the programme for 2024. Celebrating creative...

Venue:

Online via Zoom

Date: 5 March 2024

Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Fee: Free for all attendees

AoC Exams Conference 2024

Wednesday 6th & 7th March The AoC Exams Conference will bring together exams professionals from across the sector to discuss the key issues facing the exams office in colleges. With...

Venue: Online via Zoom

Date: 6 March 2024

Time: 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Fee: Starting from £165+ VAT per delegate

Education and Early Years T Level Assessment Workshop

Education and Early Years T Level Assessment Workshop This is an excellent, face to face, opportunity for Wave 3 (2022) and Wave 4 (2023) active providers who are delivering the...

Venue:

Thomas Rotherham College

Date: 6 March 2024

Time: 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Fee: Free

AoC North West Governance Professionals Network

Venue:

Online

Date: 6 March 2024

Time: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Fee: N/A

Governor Conference: Shaping a green and digital future

AoC will be delivering 5 Governor Conferences for Governors and Governance Professionals. The Regional Governor Inductions and Conferences Programme 2023/24 is delivered by the Association of Colleges (AoC), commissioned by...

Venue:

Online

Date: 6 March 2024

Time: 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Fee: Free

Route Specific Focus Group - Mastering English, Maths and Digital Skills

Join us for an in-depth exploration of best practices tailored to each route in English, maths, and digital skills within the T Level Foundation Year. We'll provide insights into holistic...

Venue: Online

Date: 6 March 2024

Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Fee: Free

AoC Student Governors' Network Meeting

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

Venue:

Online via Zoom

Date: 6 March 2024

Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

IR35 Shield Webinar

This webinar is a ‘must-attend’ for HR Directors and their teams, anyone who has responsibility for engaging contractors, consultants and temporary staff and anyone involved in overall risk management including...

Venue:

Online via Zoom

Date: 6 March 2024

Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Fee: Free for AoC Members

AoC Y&H Governance Professionals Network

Venue:

Online

Date: 7 March 2024

Time: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Fee: N/A

Route Specific Focus Group - Mastering English, Maths and Digital Skills

Join us for an in-depth exploration of best practices tailored to each route in English, maths, and digital skills within the T Level Foundation Year. We'll provide insights into holistic...

Venue: Online

Date: 7 March 2024

Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Fee: Free

AoC Staff Governors' Network Meeting

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

Venue:

Online via Zoom

Date: 7 March 2024

Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

AoC London HR Directors' Network Meeting

This network is exclusively for AoC Members only.

Venue: Online via Zoom

Date: 11 March 2024

Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Qualification Reform- considerations for delivery webinar 2024

Join our webinar to find out more about the key questions regarding qualification reform and things to bear in mind as you and your colleagues are planning for this significant...

Venue:

Online via Zoom

Date: 11 March 2024

Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Fee: Free for AoC Members

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: 12 March 2024

Time: 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

AoC Performance and Accountability Conference 2024

The Skills for jobs white paper set out wide-ranging reforms to strengthen our skills system, ensuring provision meets the needs of learners and employers. Alongside this, the government has set...

Venue: Online via Zoom

Date: 13 March 2024

Time: 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Fee: Starting from £140 + VAT per delegate

AoC North West Principals Catch Up Call

Venue:

Online

Date: 13 March 2024

Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Fee: N/A

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: 14 March 2024

Time: 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Fee: Free

AoC Y&H Principals Catch Up Call

Venue:

Online

Date: 14 March 2024

Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Fee: N/A

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: 14 March 2024

Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Fee: Free to attend

AoC London Principals' and Chief Executives' Network Meeting

This network is exclusively for AoC Members only.

Venue:

AoC London Office, 2-5 Stedham Place WC1A 1HU

Date: 14 March 2024

Time: 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

AoC South West HR Network - Monday 18 March 2024

Venue: Online

Date: 18 March 2024

Time: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

AoC's Senior Leadership Development Programme

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: 18 March 2024

Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Fee: from £1,275 per module

Student Governor Induction

AoC are delivering 10 Student Governor Inductions for new Student Governors. The Student Governor Inductions 2023/24 project is delivered by AoC, commissioned by the Education and Training Foundation on behalf...

Venue:

Midlands - Newcastle and Stafford Colleges Group, Stafford Campus

Date: 18 March 2024

Time: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Fee: £0

Regional Governor Induction - North

AoC are delivering 10 Regional Governor Inductions for new Governors. The Regional Governor Inductions and Conferences Programme 2023/24 is delivered by the Association of Colleges (AoC), commissioned by the Education...

Venue:

Online

Date: 18 March 2024

Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Fee: Free

AoC South West Governance Professional Network - Tuesday 19 March 2024

Venue: On Line

Date: 19 March 2024

Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

AoC London Curriculum & Quality Directors' Network Meeting

This network is exclusively for AoC Members only.

Venue:

Online via Teams

Date: 19 March 2024

Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

AoC Marketing and Communications Conference 2024

Wednesday 20 and Thursday 21 March 2024, 09:30 - 12:30. AoC's annual Marketing and Communications Conference is your opportunity to hear from experts and discuss the ever-evolving marketing and communications...

Venue: Online via Zoom

Date: 20 March 2024

Time: 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Fee: Starting from £165+ VAT

AoC Supporting Learners with Pathological Demand Avoidance masterclass

Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA) is a complex profile of autism. The traditional approaches used for learners with autism do not work for learners with PDA and can be counterproductive. This...

Venue: Online

Date: 20 March 2024

Time: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Fee: From £50 +VAT for AoC members

Regional Governor Induction - South West

AoC are delivering 10 Regional Governor Inductions for new Governors. The Regional Governor Inductions and Conferences Programme 2023/24 is delivered by the Association of Colleges (AoC), commissioned by the Education...

Venue:

Online

Date: 20 March 2024

Time: 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Fee: Free

T Level Foundation Year Health and Science Network (Introductory Session)

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: 20 March 2024

Time: 3:30 PM - 4:15 PM

Fee: Free

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: 20 March 2024

Time: 3:45 PM - 4:30 PM

Fee: Free

AoC College Higher Education Conference 2024

The annual AoC College Higher Education conference will be taking place on Thursday 21 March in London and is the must attend event for college HE leaders, practitioners and those...

Venue:

Holiday Inn London, Bloomsbury

Date: 21 March 2024

Time: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Fee: Starting from £325 + VAT per delegate

AoC London Finance Directors’ Network Meeting

This network is exclusively for AoC Members only.

Venue: Online via Zoom

Date: 21 March 2024

Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

T Level Programmes - Strategies for Expanding Your Employer Group

Join us for this enlightening webinar, where we will cover the following key topics: 1. Strategies for Effective Employer Engagement: - Learn how to create and manage activities that facilitate...

Venue: Online

Date: 21 March 2024

Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Fee: Free

AoC South West Finance Director Network - Monday 25 March 2024

Venue:

In person meeting - Petroc (Tiverton Campus)

Date: 25 March 2024

Time: 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Student Governor Induction

AoC are delivering 10 Student Governor Inductions for new Student Governors. The Student Governor Inductions 2023/24 project is delivered by AoC, commissioned by the Education and Training Foundation on behalf...

Venue:

Online

Date: 25 March 2024

Time: 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Fee: £0

AoC South West Curriculum and Quality Network - Tuesday 26 March 2024

Venue:

In person meeting (Venue to be confirmed)

Date: 26 March 2024

Time: 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Regional Governor Induction - Midlands & East

AoC are delivering 10 Regional Governor Inductions for new Governors. The Regional Governor Inductions and Conferences Programme 2023/24 is delivered by the Association of Colleges (AoC), commissioned by the Education...

Venue:

Online

Date: 26 March 2024

Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Fee: Free

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Conference 2024

Tuesday 26 and Wednesday 27 March 2024, 13:30 - 16:30.Our upcoming conference is focused on fostering an inclusive and equitable environment within our educational institutions. Your participation is pivotal in...

Venue: Online via Zoom

Date: 26 March 2024

Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Fee: Starting from £165 + VAT per delegate

Navigating T Level and T Level Foundation Year Delivery - Q&A Session

Join us for an interactive Q&A session that provides you with the chance to have all your T Level and T Level Foundation Year delivery questions answered. This session will...

Venue: Online

Date: 27 March 2024

Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Fee: Free

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

AoC has designed a series of four online masterclass sessions specifically for FE support staff who are new to the role and/or the further education sector. In these 90-minute, interactive...

Venue: Online via Zoom

Date: 17 April 2024

Time: 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Fee: From £200 +VAT for AoC members

T Level and T Level Foundation Year National Learning Event

Welcome to the National Learning Event, an engaging conference designed to provide you with the tools and insights necessary for successfully developing T Level and T Level Foundation Year programmes...

Venue:

The Birmingham Conference & Events Centre at the Holiday Inn

Date: 18 April 2024

Time: 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Fee: Free

AoC Sustainability and Green Skills Conference

Tuesday 23 April, 09:30-12:30 Online via Zoom This year the annual AoC Sustainability and Green Skills Conference will include an additional focus on the development and investment in the college...

Venue: Online via Zoom

Date: 23 April 2024

Time: 9:30 AM - 1:15 PM

Fee: Starting from £140 + VAT per delegate

AoC London Chairs' & Vice Chairs' Network Meeting

This network is exclusively for AoC Members only.

Venue: Online via Zoom

Date: 30 April 2024

Time: 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

T Level Programmes - Drop-in Session

These informal drop-in sessions are specifically crafted to address inquiries concerning the T Level and T Level Foundation Year programmes. Whether you're seeking guidance or have immediate questions about planning...

Venue: Online

Date: 1 May 2024

Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Fee: Free

AoC London Finance Directors’ Network Meeting

This network is exclusively for AoC Members only.

Venue: AoC London Office, 2-5 Stedham Place WC1A 1HU

Date: 2 May 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: AoC London Office, 2-5 Stedham Place WC1A 1HU

Date: 7 May 2024

Time: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

AoC South West Principal Network - Wednesday 8 May 2024

Venue: Online

Date: 8 May 2024

Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

AoC Student Governors' Network Meeting

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

Venue:

Online via Zoom

Date: 8 May 2024

Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

AoC Staff Governors' Network Meeting

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

Venue:

Online via Zoom

Date: 9 May 2024

Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

AoC South West Finance Director Network - Monday 13 May 2024

Venue: Online

Date: 13 May 2024

Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

AoC Finance Conference and Exhibition 2024

The AoC Annual Finance Conference and Exhibition will be returning to Loughborough in 2024 and will, yet again, make it possible for college finance leaders to stay on top of...

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: On Line

Date: 14 May 2024

Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

AoC Mental Health and Wellbeing Conference 2024

Taking place Wednesday 15 & 16 May, 13:30 - 16:30 The AoC Mental Health and Wellbeing Conference is a timely event to bring together college leaders and practitioners to address...

Venue: Online via Zoom

Date: 15 May 2024

Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Fee: Starting from £165 + VAT per delegate

AoC Governor's Summit 2024

Tuesday 21st May and Wednesday 22nd May from 09:30-12:30 The Association of Colleges is proud to announce the Governors Summit 2024, a premier event dedicated to enhancing the governance landscape...

Venue: Online via Zoom

Date: 21 May 2024

Time: 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Fee: Starting from £172 +VAT per delegate

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 - 12:30 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 South West HE Forum - Tuesday 4 June 2024

Venue: Online

Date: 4 June 2024

Time: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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 South West Governance Professional Network - Wednesday 5 June 2024

Venue:

In person event (Venue to be confirmed)

Date: 5 June 2024

Time: 10:30 AM - 2:30 PM

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

AoC South West Apprenticeship Forum - Monday 10 June 2024

Venue: Online

Date: 10 June 2024

Time: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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 South West SEND Forum - Tuesday 11 June 2024

Venue: Online

Date: 11 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 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

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 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

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