This conference will explore how college sport departments have developed innovative and flexible study programmes to keep up to speed with the fast-changing sport and FE landscape. The conference will feature workshops, presentations and discussions across a wide range of topics of relevance to all sport curriculum staff. There will also be a varied exhibition of organisations and companies with valuable offers for college sport staff.
As ever, the conference offers the valuable opportunity for you to network with colleagues from colleges across England.
This is the only national event dedicated to supporting curriculum leaders and teaching staff in sport and active leisure departments of colleges.
The conference attracts over 100 delegates and is aimed at Senior Managers, Faculty Heads, Curriculum Area Managers, Heads of Sport and Lecturers. The conference returns for the fifth consecutive year on Tuesday 29 January 2019.
Objectives of the conference
By attending, delegates will gain:
- Support and guidance in curriculum planning
- Latest updates on the policies, funding and programmes that will affect curriculum delivery
- An opportunity to network with colleagues from around the country
- An understanding of how sport leaders and managers can influence all areas of the college curriculum
Who should attend:
- Vice Principals
- Curriculum Leaders
- Senior Managers
- Heads of Sport and Public Services
- Faculty Heads
What did previous delegates say?
“This conference provides the perfect opportunity to engage with colleagues from across the country and discuss the key agendas impacting on our sector at this present time. There is always key learning points to take away from colleagues and transfer that best practice into your own institution”
Jason Gunningham, Assistant Principal – Land-based, Sport and Foundation Studies, Bridgwater and Taunton College
“I thoroughly enjoyed the conference which gave myself and colleagues the opportunity to hear updates in the sector and upcoming deadlines. It is a great opportunity to network and meet others in similar roles in local Colleges or further afield to learn from and share practice”
Johanna Shaw, College Sport Maker, Kingston College
“The AoC Sport Curriculum Conference provides for those involved in the delivery of sports education to 16+ learners, the opportunity to gain insight in to up to date policy, funding opportunities, curriculum best practice and networking. Attendance is always worthwhile”
Dan Burns, Head of Faculty, Tresham College, part of the Bedford College Group
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Holywell Park Conference Centre
Loughborough University Science and Enterprise Park (LUSEP)
AoC Sport Member Colleges: £160 + VAT
AoC Member Colleges: £280 + 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 Saturday 29 December.
Preferential rates have been secured at Burleigh Court for the night of Monday 28 January 2019. To book, please call Conference Care on 02476 369720 and let them know you are attending the AoC Sport Curriculum Conference.
If you would like to sponsor or exhibit at the event, get in touch wltith our sponsorship team or call 020 7034 2616
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