Awards Dinner

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The AoC Awards Evening

Tables are now booked for the AoC Awards Dinner in Hall 4. To allow more delegates to take part in the evening, we will be hosting an additional dinner in Hall 8. Attendees will enjoy the same fine dining and the awards and performance will be live streamed so that delegates can join in the celebrations.

The AoC Awards Evening will take place on Tuesday 14 November and will once again feature the AoC Beacon Awards and Student of the Year Award in addition to the new Student Video of the Year Award – making the evening a celebration of the very best in FE. Following a drinks reception, guests will enjoy a delicious three course meal, the awards ceremony and entertainment in Hall 4, ICC.

Please note, tickets for the awards dinner are included in the full fee ticket price. Awards dinner tickets can also be purchased separately. Please see the delegate fees page for more details.

Dress code: Formal – Lounge suits and cocktail dresses are recommended


Seating Plan

The Awards Dinner seating plan is now closed. If you have booked to attend the dinner and have not reserved your seat, it will be automatically allocated for you.

Floor plan (location of tables in Hall 4 – main hall)

Floor plan (location of tables in Hall 8)


AoC Awards Evening Sponsor

Smart Apprentices is an award winning, innovative suite of technologies purposely designed for approved training providers delivering apprenticeships and end point assessment organisations. The new employer levy presents an opportunity for apprenticeship training providers to transform their relationship with employers, Smart Apprentices have technologies designed to support you every step of the way.

16-18 Student of the Year Award Sponsor

Eversheds Sutherland is recognised as a leading legal advisor to the education sector being ranked in Band 1 in both the Legal 500 and Chambers Legal Directories. We have a dedicated team of education lawyers with a thorough understanding of the issues and needs faced by further education colleges. Our insight and understanding of the sector ensures that our advice is always informed and pragmatic.

19+ Student of the Year Award Sponsor

Chartered Management Institute (CMI) is the only chartered professional body in the UK dedicated to promoting the highest standards of management and leadership excellence. With a member community of over 100,000, CMI gives managers and leaders, and their organisations, the skills they need to improve their performance and create an impact.

AoC Apprentice Student of the Year Award Sponsor

As a leading service provider our portfolio includes over 70% of colleges and the ability to supply over 20 different specialisms including: H&SC, Property & Construction and Engineering. This means we have access to specialist lecturers and assessors straight from industry. REED are recognised for the quality of our service, the success of our sourcing strategies and for the significant savings we deliver.

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