Articles from Association of Colleges (AoC)

Forgotten Third Commission recommends scrapping GCSE English Language

Today (11 Sept) the final report from the Forgotten Third Commission recommends GCSE English Language should be replaced with a new qualification called a 'Passport in English' among other notable reforms to educational assessment.

#ALevelResults2019 - What’s the real story?

Over 160,000 students take A Levels in colleges every year and this summer’s results are the culmination of their commitment and hard work and that of the staff who support them.

Every FE leader in England writes to the Chancellor and Secretary of State, demanding the implementation of #Augar Post-18 Education Review #LoveOurColleges

In an unprecedented move, the leaders of every general further education college in England have joined forces to write an open letter to the Chancellor and Secretary of State for Education urging them to “answer the calls from business” and respond to the “challenges of technological change and Brexit”  by urgently investing in the country’s technical and vocational education system by implementing the main recommendations of the government’s recent Post-18 Education Review (the Augar Review). 

Steve Frampton confirmed as 2019/20 AoC President

Congratulations to Steve Frampton, who has today (19 Jun) been confirmed as the 2019/20 Association of Colleges’ President.

Economy risks £3.3 billion of lost output if government does not invest to close the skills gap

The UK’s future economic success is in jeopardy, warns the Association of Colleges, as latest forecasting 'Skills shortages and funding gaps: an analysis of the costs of under-investment in skills' highlights the impact of not closing the country’s skills gap.