As part of the AoC Affiliate Programme, organisations who are approved for affiliation will receive a listing here in the AoC Affiliate Directory.
For more information on affiliation please contact Partnerships Team.
Ascentis is an award-winning provider of cutting-edge qualifications for education, training and business in the UK and overseas. We’ve been committed to delivering exceptional customer service and creating life-changing opportunities for all since 1975. As an awarding organisation and a registered charity, we are committed to the provision of clear progression routes that enable learners to achieve their lifelong aspirations. Ascentis is regulated by Ofqual, CCEA and Qualification Wales and an Access Validating Agency for Access to Higher Education Diplomas, licensed by the Quality Assurance Agency.
Active IQ is an awarding organisation recognised and regulated by Ofqual within the Active Leisure sector designing qualifications that support clear career pathways. We pride ourselves on excellent customer service, and strive to provide high quality resources for our qualifications enabling Training Providers to give a positive learning experience.
Cidori specialise in partnership-based training programmes that ignite careers and transform workplaces. We are matrix accredited and work with multiple colleges.
We don’t subcontract but instead we work in real partnership with colleges and training providers across a range of funding streams – helping people progress their careers and learning through adult funded skills training and bespoke apprenticeship programmes.
Our dynamic partnership business model sees our funding & training partners retain responsibility for the quality and delivery of the highest levels of teaching, learning and assessment, whilst Cidori helps with programme design, business development, Information Advice & Guidance, and genuine support into sustainable employment or progression onto higher qualifications.
City and Guilds of London Institute
We are a leading vocational education and training organisation, providing services to training providers, employers, and trainees across a variety of sectors to meet the needs of today’s workplace.
Our qualifications are valued by employers and delivered through over 10,000 training centres across the world to help individuals develop their talents and abilities for future career progression.
Cognassist is a unique SaaS platform focused on helping every learner reach their full potential and empowering learning providers for the future. Their cloud-based platform identifies neurodiversity in under 30 minutes, provides personalised learner journeys which increases learner success, and delivers neuroscience training to enable providers to drive real change.
The Duke of Edinburgh's Award
The DofE is a non-competitive, personal challenge open to all young people aged 14-24. The award scheme is run in schools, colleges, youth and sports clubs, prisons and young offender institutions, hospitals and many more, across the UK.
We help young people build lifelong belief in themselves, supporting them to take on their own challenges, follow their passions, and discover talents they never knew they had. Because when you prove to yourself that you’re ready for anything, nothing can hold you back.
eSuite brings together our family of great software products for the Further and Higher Education sector and Training Providers, providing incredible data analysis right at your fingertips:
eTrackr - A comprehensive eILP that tracks the learner journey from start to finish.
eSpirALS - A system dedicated to planning, tracking and monitoring all types of support for disability, learning difficulty, mental health and any other support need.
eNotify - A web-based notification system & mobile app to track and monitor student absence.
eSignUp - An innovative application improving the processes to convert apprenticeship vacancies into funded starts.
eTimetable - A timetable viewer to enable students and staff to view relevant timetables.
Gateway Qualifications is an Awarding Organisation dedicated to supporting providers and changing futures.
We do this by helping Colleges create a fundable curriculum tailored to learners’ and employers' needs. Our award-winning approach is supportive, innovative and flexible and enables you to create pathways to further learning, employment, apprenticeships and beyond.
With a range of qualifications including digital literacy, vocational, employability, personal development, ESOL and Access to HE, we look forward to talking to you about how we can support your learners to thrive.
Jisc aim to help the FE sector transform and thrive. Our role is to be a digital partner for all UK colleges. We offer advice, guidance and tools to save money and improve teaching and learning with digital technology. We are your on-call experts when it comes to the use of technology in education. We look forward to talking to you about how best we can support you and the future transformation of UK colleges.
Founded in 2015, Mindful Education are a company with a passion for education. They specialise in creating media-rich professional courses and apprentices which allow students to match how, when and where they want to study. Mindful Education partner with colleges across the UK, producing award-winning courses in accounting, management, law and human resources, which are delivered through our Online and On Campus blended learning approach.
NCFE is an educational charity and leader in vocational and technical learning. They combine over 175 years of education experience with deep insight, working with a network of expert collaborators to shape smarter solutions around the greatest learning needs. In doing this, NCFE is working for a fairer education system for all learners to power inclusivity and choice.
NOCN is a market-leading international Awarding Organisation and End Point Assessment Organisation that has been creating opportunities for 30 years. NOCN Group includes NOCN, NOCN India Skills Foundation, CSkills Awards and One Awards. They are trusted and recognised by employers, training providers and learners in the UK and internationally, to provide a high quality, flexible service and they believe passionately in the power of education and its impact on communities and individuals.
NOCN is the very first awarding organisation to be given the 'Leader in Diversity' award by the National Centre for Diversity, a leader in promoting equality for all in the UK and also recognised by Ofqual, CCEA and the Welsh Government, working with a number of strategic partners in the UK and internationally.
OCR is a leading UK awarding body operating a not-for-profit organisation. We develop our qualifications in partnership with teachers, industry leaders and government to support education in ways which enable all learners to reach their full potential.
Whether it's in the classroom, in the workplace or at home, Pearson provides the tools for teachers, educators, learners and parents to make the most out of learning. Our content, assessment, training and information systems are designed to make learning more enjoyable – as well as more effective.
Shakespeare Martineau are a leading full service law firm, providing legal services to businesses, organisations, government departments, families and people throughout life and in business. But they offer so much more than that. Expertise, commerciality and relationships are at the very heart of what they do.
Alongside having worked with AoC on the Independent Commission on the College of the Future, Smita Jamdar and the Education Team work to shape the universities and colleges of the future by providing strategic advice and sector specific insight across all their legal needs.
StudyLink are the UK’s leading worldwide group travel experts for higher and further education establishments. StudyLink provide group travel packages and subject linked itineraries tailored to each group’s individual needs. They offer a complete travel service that’s easy, convenient, great value and gives you the utmost reassurance. A dedicated Account Executive manages all aspects of their tours, using the latest technology to make every stage of trip management run smoothly, and offering a thorough approach to risk management to help you protect your students.
SQA is an Ofqual and Qualifications Wales recognised provider and global leader in education and training , offering qualifications and related services to colleges, employers and training providers and many more customers. With over 100 years’ experience we help organisations to realise their potential and achieve their ambitions.
We have a team of regional managers covering England & Wales who are happy to work with you to develop tailored solutions to your individual business needs. In addition, we have a dedicated customer support team who are ready to take your calls and help with enquiries, big or small.