23rd Jun, 2017

The last AoC Apprenticeship conference was a great success and in a bid to support AoC members and other apprenticeship providers through the reforms and adoption of the levy, we have developed a follow-up event. The conference takes place just over a month after the introduction of the levy and will provide attendees with information on the latest updates and developments.

The conference will feature expert insight and college case studies. In addition to the speaker line-up, attendees will have the opportunity to come together to share best practice, swap experiences and discuss new initiatives.

Reasons to attend…

  • Examine and discuss the roles and responsibilities of the Institute for Apprenticeships and how these will impact delivery
  • Gain an update from Ofsted on changes made to the Common Inspection Framework in April 2017 and what this means for providers and employers delivering apprenticeships
  • Learn how to take your employer engagement practices to the next level to reflect the complex and changing environments
  • Get an update on apprenticeship funding following the first month of levy implementation
  • Discover top tips for effective bid writing
  • Take advantage of the vast networking opportunities to share experiences and discuss innovative apprenticeship strategies

Delegates who attended the previous conference said…

The day was hugely informative. The presentations were thought provoking and the best practice examples so useful.
Ian Tomlinson, General Manager, Trio Training

This was a great conference with some very informative sessions especially from Ofsted and Teresa Frith, in addition there was a really useful input from three colleges who had grown their provision significantly.
Joan Scott, Director of Learning, Trafford College


Sponsored by




Radisson Blu Portman Hotel

22 Portman Square


AoC Member Colleges: £299  + VAT
Affiliate organisations: £375 + VAT
Non-Member (College/Public Sector): £400 + VAT
Non-Member (Commercial): £430 + VAT

All fees include: Lunch and refreshments


If you need accommodation please call Conference Care, our preferred supplier, on 02476 369720 and let them know you are attending an AoC Conference.

Terms and Conditions

Registration enquiries:
020 7034 2620

Exhibition enquiries:
0207 034 2613

Finance enquiries:
020 7034 9908

Joint Conference Sponsor - Awarding Organisation

NOCN is an established national Awarding Organisation and leading Government-approved Apprentice Assessment Organisation that has been ‘creating opportunities’ for 30 years. It is trusted and recognised by employers, FE colleges, training providers and learners in the UK and internationally, providing a high quality, flexible service. As a progressive educational charity with a social and commercial focus it at the forefront of vocational skills development and apprenticeships in the UK.
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Joint Conference Sponsor - Software Providers

Smart Apprentices is an award winning, innovative suite of technologies purposely designed for approved training providers delivering apprenticeships and end point assessment organisations.
The new employer levy presents an opportunity for apprenticeship training providers to transform their relationship with employers, Smart Apprentices have technologies designed to support you every step of the way.
Drop into stand 12 to take a look.
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Awarding Organisation

Active IQ, is the UK’s leading Ofqual approved awarding organisation, covering Health, Fitness, and Active Leisure. Active IQ is a dynamic, responsive awarding organisation that develops and awards qualifications that support clearly defined career pathways. We pride ourselves on excellent customer service and we provide high quality educational resources for our qualifications enabling training providers to give learners a positive and comprehensive learning experience.
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Recruitment, Training and Strategic Development Services

AoC Create is a provider for a range of development and resourcing services for the further education sector. We work closely with colleges to provide the best and most cost effective solutions for their needs. We have over 20 years of experience within further education and, alongside our close ties with the Association of Colleges, it means we have that extra understanding of colleges’ needs and the broader sector.
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bksb® is the UK’s most popular online GCSE and Functional Skills Solution and won ‘ICT Company of the Year’ at the Bett Awards in 2016 and 2017. Last year, over 1.5 million learners used our online assessments and learning resources to improve their skills in English, maths and ICT. Recent statistics show that our clients typically experience success rates for Functional Skills that are 18% higher than the national average.
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Education Services

The Education and Training Foundation works with teachers, trainers, leaders and employers. We give them the professional development that helps them deliver excellent further and vocational education and training.
Priorities include maths and English, apprenticeship delivery, leadership and the sector Professional Standards.
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ForSkills is the UK’s market leader for on-line assessment, diagnostics and e-learning content for English and Maths in the post-16 vocational sector and a leading provider of e-portfolio solutions. Our customers are training and apprenticeship providers, corporations and FE colleges. More than 7 in 10 learners with training providers in this sector use our products and services.
ForSkills is part of the NCFE group of companies.
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Education Services

We are the market leading recruitment platform for apprentices – the TalentPortal – working with hundreds of UK training providers and employers. We also work with schools and colleges across the country, plus youth organisations like NCS and UKYouth to enhance employability and careers prospects for millions of young people. As of May 2017, 330,000 young people have registered on our candidate website getmyfirstjob.co.uk, to find their first steps into work.
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Awarding Organisation

ICAEW is a world-leading professional membership organisation. We offer a range of qualifications, for people at different stages of their careers. We work with people to develop the technical knowledge and professional skills that are essential for driving careers forward and instrumental to the long-term success of businesses around the world.
To find out more about us, visit icaew.com
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