Who we are and what we do.
A to Z of employment topics
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Expert advisers are available to provide practical solutions in response to HR enquiries via telephone and email.
Annual surveys and benchmarking for the FE sector
Access our annual survey reports including staff turnover and absence rates in the FE sector.
As part of our advisory service we issue regular briefings on all aspects of employment relevant to Colleges and updates on national pay negotiations.
Child protection and safeguarding guidance
Visit our safeguarding pages for sector-specific guidance on safeguarding children and vulnerable adults and safer recruitment in Colleges.
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 networks for HR professionals
National and regional HR networks have been established for AoC members to meet regularly to share information and good practice.
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.
Resource and Document Library
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.
Contact a member of the Employment Team on 020 7034 9900 or via email