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Advice and Guidance
AoC guidance documents have been developed and are maintained to include a practical application of employment law and statutory legislation and are based on HR good practice.
As part of our advisory service we issue regular briefings on all aspects of employment relevant to Colleges and updates on national pay negotiations.
Conferences and events
We host three annual conferences specifically for HR professionals in the FE sector.
The Employment Team provide case law updates for Colleges as well as supporting them to plan for changes in the law with our employment law timeline.
National network for HR professionals
National and regional HR networks have been established for AoC members to share information and good practice and explore solutions to HR issues and challenges in FE.
The AoC Employment Team, together with representatives from the AoC Employment Committee, conduct national negotiations for a pay recommendation with the joint trade unions. More details on this annual process, together with the recommended pay scales and pay claim, are available to AoC member Colleges.
Access our Joint Agreements on Guidance, developed jointly with trade unions, model contracts pack, letter templates for handling Preston part-time pension claims, and other guidance here.
This section provides information about the national working groups that we engage with, representing Colleges and raising awareness of their needs.
Visit our safeguarding pages for sector-specific guidance on safeguarding children and vulnerable adults and safer recruitment in Colleges.
Surveys and benchmarking for the FE sector
Access our annual survey reports including staff turnover and absence rates in the FE sector.
Contact a member of the Employment Team on 020 7034 9900 or via email