05th Jul, 2017

London – AoC Create Head Office

Overview of the Programme

This programme is designed to provide senior leaders with a practical insight into key principles of good financial management in a period of unprecedented pressure on college finances.  The event is interactive and includes a case study exercise to highlight some of the key learning points, drawing on examples of good and bad practice.

Benefits of Attending

The programme will particularly benefit senior leaders who are not from a finance background.  It will help leaders to recognise and understand the factors that have led increasing numbers of colleges into financial intervention, including:

  • inadequate financial health
  • cash flow crises
  • breach of bank loan covenants
  • unsustainable operating losses
  • inefficient deployment of curriculum staffing inadequate financial health


The workshop aims to:

  • confirm the key principles of good financial management in the FE sector
  • develop leaders’ ability to recognise warning signs of potential financial failure
  • demonstrate the importance of effective curriculum planning in driving down high pay costs
  • enhance awareness of the importance of cash flow management and relationships with the banks
  • explain the key factors that can influence a college’s financial health grades

This programme aims to enhance leaders’ capacity to help achieve the financial objectives of their college and to support actions to address emerging financial issues before they become a crisis.

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London – AoC Create Head Office

2-5 Stedham Place




£400 + VAT


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

Terms and Conditions

Registration, programme and payment options: slmd@aoc-create.co.uk
020 7034 2608

Other finance queries:
020 7034 9900

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9.30 Registration and coffee

10.00 Workshop starts

15.45 Workshop ends

Andrew Tyley

Andrew Tyley is a CIPFA qualified accountant with fifteen years’ experience in the Further Education Sector, both as a Finance Director and College Principal for Walford & North Shropshire College.  Previous employers include Coventry City Council (Head of Education Finance); PriceWaterhouseCoopers (Management Consultant); the Adult Learning Inspectorate (Finance Director and Company Secretary) and Harper Adams University (Finance Director).

Since 2014 Andrew has used his extensive experience of Further Education finance in a range of consultancy assignments including Hull Colleges Group; Weymouth College; Bradford College Group; Bromley College; Richard Taunton’s Sixth Form College; and City College Southampton.  Andrew’s most high profile role as a consultant has been at Weymouth College, where over a twelve month period he has helped the College to turn round its finances and emerge successfully from a Structure and Prospects Appraisal.  Andrew is currently working full-time as one of five Deputy FE Commissioners.