AoC Sport Curriculum Conference

This year’s AoC Sport Curriculum Conference will focus on the Intent, Implementation and Impact themes of the new Education Inspection Framework. The event aims to support colleges in continuing to develop the quality of their curriculum offer, as well as considering how to evidence the wider contribution of sport and physical activity to the new personal development element of inspections.

The morning session includes a keynote from Dr. Richard Benyon HMI and an employer panel made up of industry professionals, who will be discussing how colleges can best prepare students for future careers in the sport and physical activity industry.

Breakout sessions throughout the day will feature leading experts, awarding organisations and the latest FE research findings, as well as showcasing evidence and examples of best practice from colleges across the country.

This is the only national event dedicated to curriculum sport and active leisure departments within colleges and is a great opportunity to network and share best practice with colleagues.

There will also be a varied exhibition of organisations and companies with valuable offers for college sport staff.

What did past delegates say?

‘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 and attendance is always worthwhile.
Dan Burns, Head of Faculty, Tresham College (part of the Bedford College Group)

‘I attended my first AoC Sport Curriculum Conference and what an informative day it was. Insightful speakers, and the chance to discuss progress with fellow staff. The selection of stalls/promoters was also really beneficial. Will be booking again next year!’
Andy Petch, Area Lead Sport & Health, John Leggott Sixth Form College

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Key information

Date:21 Jan 2020

Holywell Park Conference Centre
Holywell Way,
Loughborough University Science and Enterprise Park,
LE11 3GR


AoC Sport Member: £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.


Please call Conference Care on 02476 369720 and let them know you are attending an AoC Conference


Registration enquiries:
020 7034 2620

Financial enquiries:
020 7034 9908



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