AoC Teaching, Learning and Assessment Conference

Innovative speakers and FE specialists providing their knowledge so you can deliver high impact teaching, learning and assessment strategies in your college.

This annual event will share the latest practice, thinking and research on teaching, learning and assessment. Bringing together inspiring speakers and best practice college case studies the conference is your opportunity to discover innovative and effective strategies so that you can leave buzzing with new ideas to support your students.

We’re going to make the 2019 event the best yet. Sessions will give you the opportunity to:

  • Discover ways to transform your teaching, learning and assessment through the use of effective education technology
  • Discuss how you can best prepare your students for technical and vocational assessment
  • Explore alternatives to graded peer observations and hear how your college could benefit from embedding a coaching model
  • Learn techniques for engaging and motivating your students in English and maths


View the conference programme here

Meet some of the speakers:

Here’s some of great speakers that have agreed to share their knowledge with you. Keep checking back for updates.

  • Jackie Rossa, Consultant
  • Stephanie Wilkinson, Director of Teaching and Learning, Barnsley College
  • Scott Hayden, Digital Innovation Specialist, Basingstoke College of Technology
  • Paul McKean, Head of Further Education and Skills, Jisc
  • Catherine Manning, Head of Teaching, Learning and Assessment, Education and Training Foundation


What did past delegates day?

“I came away with new ideas for in the classroom as well as staff development. I was very inspired by the end of the day and excited to get into work the next morning to share this knowledge with others. I will definitely be attending next year.”
Alex Birch – Teaching and Learning Improvement Team, Warwickshire College Group

“This is the first time I attended the AoC conference and I felt it helped me refocus and provided some excellent opportunities for developing use of technologies within college.”
Corrine Scandling, Kirklees College


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Key information

Date:05 Dec 2019

99 City Road Conference Centre, Inmarsat
99 City Road


AoC Member Colleges: £299 + VAT
Affiliate organisations: £375 + VAT
Non-Member (College/Public sector): £400 + VAT
*Non-Member (Commercial): £750 + VAT

All fees include: Lunch and refreshments


Please note: we are only accepting payment by card, please have this ready when you are booking.


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


Registration enquiries: or call us on 020 7034 2620

Financial enquiries: or call us on 020 7034 9908



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