Sector engagement

We engage colleges and influence technology policy through lobbying and advocacy. We do this by representing colleges' interests at national and regional levels and working with specialised networks and groups. 

We also produce a bi-monthly Briefing summarising recent activity and news of interest to colleges. View our most recent Education Policy Briefing.

Sector Representation

We engage with colleges through consultative groups and advisory boards. We also respond to specific request from Government and suppliers, and provide AoC's Public Affairs and Communications team with briefings for MPs and Select Committees.

AoC Technology National Groups

AoC has a number of national technology-related groups, as follows:

Learning Technology Portfolio Group

  • emphasises the strategic importance of technology in delivering teaching and learning.
  • interprets and provides analysis on Government policy and developments in technology.
  • provides leadership and strategic guidance to college management teams.

Management Information Systems/ Information Technology (MIS/IT)

  • provides expert analysis on the collection, dissemination and management of data as it applies to funding, quality improvement and the management of college business processes.
  • examines developments in hardware and software, technology infrastructure, provision of services, sustainable development, efficiency gains, e-safety and the effective management of resources.

Learning Technologies / Information Technology (LT/IT)

  • focuses on the ways in which technology informs teaching theory and practice, as well as implementation of innovative technology for learning, teaching and digital inclusion.
  • looks at developments in hardware and software, technology infrastructure, provision of services, sustainable development, efficiency gains, e-safety and the effective management of resources

To join any of these National Advisory Groups, please email the team.