The AoC Beacon Awards celebrate the best and most innovative practice among UK further education (FE) colleges. They are designed to promote the interdependence of colleges, businesses and professional and voluntary organisations. The awards also highlight excellence and help share best practice across the sector.

The winners of the 2018/19 awards were announced at the TES FE Awards in March and they will each be hosting a best practice workshop in order to showcase and share their initiatives and projects with interested colleges and sector organisations.

The workshops are free to attend.

Benefits of attending:

  • Examine the detail behind the applications and find out what made the college’s project outstanding
  • Learn from colleges who have developed innovative practice in their chosen field
  • Hear from the college themselves on how they approached their work and ensured wide-reaching impact
  • Take advantage of tried and tested methods to apply in your college

Click here to find out why each recipient was awarded




Wednesday 5 June – National Star College

Thursday 20 June – Bolton College

Monday 24 June – Activate Learning

Wednesday 26 June – North West Regional College

Tuesday 2 July – Birkenhead Sixth Form College

Thursday 4 July – Weston College

Thursday 4 July – Wiltshire College & University Centre


AoC Member Colleges: Free
Non-members: Free


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


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