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Date(s) - 27/04/2017
9:00 am - 3:00 pm

AoC London



This highly popular network supports college staff in a range of business development roles and is designed to help colleges explore commercial opportunities and manage the increasing demands on generating full cost income. It focuses on all aspects of provision for employers or employment, including apprenticeships.

The meetings

The AoC skills policy team provide regular national updates, keeping the network members apprised to the latest developments and policy announcements.

Invited organisations have included the Skills Funding Agency, FE Business Limited, Pickle Jar Communications, City & Guilds and Laser Learning Awards.

Group discussions feature at every network, giving delegates the opportunity to raise any concerns or challenges, as well as share best practice with the group members

The Chair

Chris Hare, Director of Enterprise & Employer Engagement at MidKent College, chairs this network and works with AOSEC in development of each agenda ensuring it is relevant and beneficial.


10:30 Delegates are welcome to arrive for refreshments and registration
11:00 Welcome and introductions

Chris Hare, Director of Enterprise & Employer Engagement, MidKent College

11:10 Apprenticeship workshop

This session will cover an overall update on the levy and reforms including:

  • Contracting
  • Transition issues
  • 20% off the job
  • The use of tendering by employers to procure training services

Additional items can also be covered. If there is something specific you would like included, please email

Teresa Frith, Senior Skills Policy Manager, AoC

12:20 End point Assessment

Clarissa Harrington, Business Development Officer, NCFE

12:40 Networking and troubleshooting session

The following are example areas of discuss.

Is your College prepared?

  • Systems and processes
  • Contracts
  • Provider register
  • Engaging and supporting employers – explaining the reforms and levy
  • How colleges are going to use the levy themselves
  • End point assessment
  • Frameworks to Standards

Colleagues are welcome to add additional discussion items.

Chris Hare, Director of Enterprise & Employer Engagement, MidKent College

13:20 AOSEC update

AOSEC Representative

13:25 Any other business
13:30 Networking lunch
14:00 Close


Bookings are closed for this event.