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As the established and trusted authority within the sector, we are able to attract the most important voices in further education to engage and challenge thinking at our events and training workshops. View our upcoming events and workshops below to see how we can support you.

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  • English and maths resits: An extended masterclass

    Closing Date: 26 Oct 2020
    Venue:

    Online

    Fees:

    Starting from £75 + VAT

    Type: Webinar

    In this extended masterclass, Johnny Kay and Julia Smith will lead discussions based around virtual and face to face delivery for English and maths resits allowing for flexibility for both models in an uncertain classroom space.

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  • AoC/Ofsted Sector Dialogue Webinar

    Closing Date: 03 Nov 2020
    Venue:

    14:00-15:00, online via Zoom

    Fees:

    Free to AoC members and Affiliate members

    Type: Webinar

    Throughout the year, AoC is hosting a regular online forum with Ofsted officials to provide colleges with key updates on important issues and to provide an opportunity for an open Q&A session. This session will discuss the themes arising from the interim visits

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  • International Education and EU exit update with the Department for International Trade – AoC webinar

    Closing Date: 04 Nov 2020
    Venue:

    10.00-11.00am, Online via Zoom

    Fees:

    Free for AoC members

    Department for International Trade (DIT) education specialists will join Emma Meredith, AoC’s International Director, to discuss preparing for the end of the EU exit transition period, the Covid-19 recovery and the latest international opportunities and developments.

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  • Diversity in Leadership programme: Workshops and coaching

    Closing Date: 05 Nov 2020
    Venue:

    Online via Zoom

    Fees:

    Free to attend.

    The ETF Diversity in Leadership programme aims to challenge bias, remove obstacles to attaining leadership roles and to use tools to build confidence in aspiring leaders. These one-day workshops will seek to increase understanding of the principles, promotion and practice of diversity and equality.

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  • Preparing and embedding EIF into your provision for good practice

    Closing Date: 09 Nov 2020
    Venue:

    Online

    Fees:

    Starting from £200 + VAT

    Type: Webinar

    Dates and times: Part 1 – Monday 9 November, 09:00-12:00 Part 2 – Wednesday 11 November, 09:00-12:00 This interactive virtual workshop provides a deeper understanding of how the EIF key judgment requirements can be used to shape robust and effective quality frameworks. We will look at the infrastructure, processes and practice  for quality assurance, improvement … Continue reading "Preparing and embedding EIF into your provision for good practice"

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  • The Manager as a Coach: An AoC masterclass

    Closing Date: 10 Nov 2020
    Venue:

    10:00 – 11:30, online

    Fees:

    Starting from £50 + VAT

    Type: Webinar

    Coaching is now one of the key emotionally intelligent leadership skills. In a fast changing, uncertain and WFH environment, it has become one of the most valued leadership and conversation skill sets. In FE it is often used by both managers and teaching staff in conversations to engage staff (and learners), improve quality and deepen learning.

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  • Labour Market Observatory Series Webinar: ‘Foresighting’ of future workforce skills needs in relation to the National Skills Fund

    Closing Date: 10 Nov 2020
    Venue:

    10:00 – 11:00, online via zoom

    Fees:

    Free to AoC members and Affiliate members

    Paul Shakspeare of the High Value Manufacturing Catapult will talk about the findings of a Gatsby Foundation sponsored international study seeking good practice by Centres of Innovation in work with education and training networks.

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  • Agile leadership – An interview with David Hughes

    Closing Date: 11 Nov 2020
    Venue:

    14.30-15.00, Online via Zoom

    Fees:

    Free for AoC members

    How do you simultaneously improve your existing operations and create the next strategic blueprint? How can we foster and develop the right mindset and capabilities to lead our organisations in rapidly changing times? In this interview AoC’s Chief Executive David Hughes and Senior Leadership Programme Facilitator Debbie Wilshire will discuss the importance of agile leadership.

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  • Loneliness and isolation: Coping strategies for working or studying alone: AoC mental health webinar series

    Closing Date: 12 Nov 2020
    Venue:

    10:00 – 11:00, online via Zoom

    Fees:

    Free to AoC members and affiliates

    Type: Webinar

    During this period of significant change and upheaval for students, this webinar will aim to equip student support staff with the tools and strategies needed to support students coping with loneliness and isolation.

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  • Removing the inconvenience of recruitment in a Covid world – saving you time, money and resources

    Closing Date: 12 Nov 2020
    Venue:

    14:00 – 15:00, online via Zoom

    Fees:

    Free to AoC members and affiliates

    Type: Webinar

    Removing the inconvenience of recruitment for HR departments. How you can save time, save money, and still ensure your candidates get the best impression of your brand.

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  • AoC White Paper Working Group

    Closing Date: 16 Nov 2020
    Venue:

    14.00-16.00, Online via Zoom

    Fees:

    Free

    AoC has setup a new AoC White Paper Working Group for senior leaders. The group will be chaired by Sally Dicketts, AoC President and initially will be run through four online meetings, starting at the beginning of November.

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  • The FE Summit

    Closing Date: 17 Nov 2020
    Venue:

    Online

    Fees:

    Starting from £200 + VAT

    Type: Webinar

    FE Summit 2020 is an interactive two-day online summit taking place on Tuesday 17 November and Wednesday 18 November 2020. It will feature some of the biggest names in further education, business, government and beyond. Sessions will be focused on supporting you and your college through COVID-19 related challenges, provide valuable insight into the changing … Continue reading "The FE Summit"

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  • CollegesLive

    Closing Date: 18 Nov 2020
    Venue:

    14:00 – 16:30, Online

    Fees:

    Starting from £400 + VAT

    Type: Conference, Webinar

    An enriching and formative online experience for college students to come together and hear from game changers, innovators, survivors, and risk takers from across the globe. Amid the challenges and uncertainty that we are all facing, students will learn how to overcome obstacles, the importance of teamwork and resilience, with tips and tools to take forward in their own life. In a year like no other, CollegesLive is an event like no other.

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  • Good Practice in Governance in Preparing for EIF: An AoC masterclass

    Closing Date: 24 Nov 2020
    Venue:

    10:00 – 11:30, online

    Fees:

    Starting from £50 + VAT

    Type: Webinar

    This interactive virtual workshop provides a deeper understanding of how you can EIF key judgment requirements for governance, leadership and management. You will be taken through how as a governance board member, you can consider the strategies that inform setting the vision and strategic direction of your provision, the setting of key priorities for leadership … Continue reading "Good Practice in Governance in Preparing for EIF: An AoC masterclass"

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  • AoC SEND Online Conference

    Closing Date: 02 Dec 2020
    Venue:

    Online

    Fees:

    Starting from £150+ VAT

    This year’s annual SEND Conference will take place online across two days and will offer delegates the space to share and discuss how you can best support the progression of your SEND students and deliver high quality teaching and learning.

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