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Association of Colleges South West

  • Schools and Colleges
14 North Street Workshops
North Street
Stoke Sub Hamdon, Somerset TA14 6QR
  • About

    Association of Colleges is the national voice for further education, sixth form, tertiary and specialist colleges in England. We are a not-for-profit membership organisation established in 1996 by colleges, for colleges. Our members make up almost 95% of the sector - transforming 2.2 million lives each year.

    AoC is the first port of call when seeking information about English colleges. We also work with colleges in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

    We have set four clear strategic aims which will be the focus of our work in the future:

    Set the agenda for positive policy changes.
    Develop a high profile and strong reputation for colleges.
    Deliver expert support, advice and intelligence for members.
    Develop a strong, sustainable, ambitious and transparent representative body for members.

    We will achieve this by:
    Working with members in developing policy and enhancing the profile and reputation of colleges.
    Setting clear long-term priorities for our work with robust measures and accountability processes through our governance structure.
    Working in partnership with a range of other organisations that can support and add value to our work.
    Maintaining a team of professional and skilled people across the country to provide you with the services and support you need.
    Communicating openly and transparently in our work, making sure you are kept up to date with expert, timely and relevant information.

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