There are many policy changes occurring in the sector including the new Education Inspection Framework, the qualifications review, the introduction of T Levels and the transition offer and the reforms to functional skills. This event, timed to take place at the beginning of the academic year, will provide you with the latest policy updates and the opportunity to hear practical case studies from a range of innovative providers.

This conference will ensure you have the latest information on the reforms and the chance to gain new ideas on how you can enhance your curriculum and deliver the best possible provision for your students.

What did past delegates say?

This conference is motivational and inspirational. It targets relevant challenges in the sector and current leaders share their best practice with conviction.
Jo Terry-Marchant, Deputy Principal, Highlands College of Higher and Further Education

It is so valuable to be able to learn from and talk to colleagues about the same issues we are all facing in an honest and open forum.
Kate Da Costa, Director of 14/19 Study, Cambridge Regional College

An excellent conference with some genuinely useful learning points. The college staff presenting were generous with their good practice.
Zac Aldridge, Vice Principal Curriculum and Quality, Derwentside College

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Woburn House
20-24 Tavistock Square


AoC Member Colleges: £149 + VAT
Affiliate organisations: £375 + VAT
Non-Member (College/Public Sector): £400 + VAT
*Non-Member (Commercial): £750 + VAT

*Limited to one person per company.

Fees include lunch and refreshments.

Free cancellation before Sunday 8 September.


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

Finance enquiries:
020 7034 9908


If you would like to sponsor or exhibit at the event, get in touch with our sponsorship team or call 020 7034 2626


The programme will be available shortly. The outline opening and closing times are as follows:

09:00 - Registration opens
10:00 - Conference starts
16:10 - Conference closes


Conference Partner

Education Services

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We are the government-backed, sector-owned workforce development body for the Further Education and Training sector. Our professional membership body is the Society for Education and Training. T: 0203 740 8280 E: W: Twitter: @E_T_Foundation



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bksb is the UK’s No.1 eLearning solution for Functional Skills and GCSE English and maths. We support around 90% of FE colleges and offer completely updated assessments and resources for the Functional Skills reforms. We were awarded ‘Company of the Year’ at the Bett Awards in 2016, 2017 and 2018. Our innovative online assessments, learning resources and powerful reporting have been shown to significantly raise skill levels, leading to improved success rates and inspection outcomes. Please visit stand 2 or get in touch to arrange a free online trial, webinar or visit.


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