2016 Sponsors

AoC Annual Conference & Exhibition

Headline Sponsor

Conference Sponsor & Media Partners


Conference Sponsor
Stand: 43
Location: Hall 3
Website: www.dynistics.com

Dynistics, graphical dashboard reporting tools helps FE institutions to monitor, analyse and improve operational performance. Our innovative reporting software, Active Dashboards transforms your reporting by bringing data from all your existing systems into one single dashboard view. We are also running a 10 minute pitch session on Tuesday – 15 Nov in Hall 3 from 14:00 – 14:10.

Don’t forget to visit our Stand 43 to enter our lucky draw to win an iPad Mini!

Conference Sponsor
Stand: 62
Location: Hall 3
Website: www.ocr.org.uk

At OCR we are passionate about general and vocational education and the opportunities that it gives learners.  We develop our qualifications in partnership with teachers, businesses and government to support education paving the way for learners to reach their full potential.

Together with our extensive portfolio including GCSE English and maths, Functional Skills, Cambridge Nationals and Cambridge Technicals, Digital Employability plus a range of NVQs, we offer assessment led services complete with comprehensive teaching support and resources to help you capture students imaginations and free their minds.

Visit us on stand 62 to find out more. Whilst enjoying your coffee from the FE Week Coffee Bar find out more on how to claim an OCR travel mug.


Conference Sponsor
Stand: 56
Location: Hall 3
Website: https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/home.html

Pearson is the world’s learning company, with expertise in educational courseware and assessment, and a range of teaching and learning services powered by technology. Our mission is to help people make progress through access to better learning. We believe that learning opens up opportunities, creating fulfilling careers and better lives.

Conference Sponsor
Stand: 25
Location: Hall 3
Website: www.unit4.com/uki

Unit4 is a leading provider of enterprise applications empowering people in service organisations. With annual revenue north of 500M Euro and more than 4000 employees world-wide, Unit4 delivers ERP, industry-focused and best-in-class applications. Thousands of organisations from sectors including professional services, education, public services, not-for-profit, real estate and financial services benefit from Unit4 solutions. Unit4 is in business for people.

Registration Sponsor
Stand: F4
Location: Hall 3
Website: www.ncfe.org.uk

NCFE designs, develops and certificates nationally recognised qualifications and awards. Last year NCFE helped 600,000 learners across the UK progress in their lives. A registered educational charity that goes back over 160 years, NCFE is proud of its unique approach.

Legal Partner
Website: http://www.bwbllp.com/

BWB is a leading professional services consultancy, combining a first-class legal practice with non-legal consultancy services in outcomes-based planning and strategy and financial services compliance. We stand out as a law firm – combining practical, commercial legal expertise with a deep understanding of our chosen sectors.

We provide creative “can do” advice which has helped our many FE clients achieve their objectives, and adapt to changed circumstances. We understand the present challenges facing the sector, and continue to deliver innovative solutions through value for money advice, drawing on our considerable experience. We provide advice, support, training and representation and can meet a college’s entire legal needs.

Premier Media Partner
Stand: F16
Location: Hall 3
Website: www.feweek.co.uk

FE Week is the only dedicated newspaper reporon today’s FE sector. Five years on, it’s the go to news source, publishing lively, engaging and challenging news. Expert insight and interpretation of complex issues and policies have won its expert journalists’ plaudits and national awards. FE Week continues to be the sector’s first choice for news, comment and recruitment advertising.

Supporting Media Partner
Stand: 70
Location: Hall 3
Website: www.tes.com/recruit

Recruiting the best for your college can be challenging, especially when budgets are tight. TES offers FE colleges a cost effective Recruitment Subscription to help you achieve more with your budget whilst promoting your college to the best candidates. Speak to our team to find out how TES can support your recruitment needs.

Celebration FiEsta Sponsor
Stand: 54
Location: Hall 3
Website: www.mindful-education.co.uk

Mindful Education specialise in creating bespoke media-rich Further and Higher Education courses. In partnership with Colleges, we create courses that allow students to match how, when and where they want to study.

App Sponsor
Stand: 6
Location: Hall 3
Website: www.gov.uk/ofqual

Ofqual is the exams regulator in England. We are managing GCSE, AS and A level reform, including GCSEs changing to a 9 to 1 scale. Ask us about anything from how a grade 9 is calculated to how the scale compares with A* to G overall and the move from modular to linear courses. We also regulate vocational qualifications.

Student Work Experience Sponsor
Stand: 30
Location: Hall 3
Website: www.skillsandeducationgroup.org.uk

Skills and Education Group unites education and skills-orientated organisations that share similar values and objectives. With more than 100 years of collective experience, the Group’s strategic partnerships create infinite opportunities to inform, influence and represent the wider education and skills sector. We want all learners to achieve their full potential – no matter what their age, background or ability.

AoC Student Photography Competition Sponsor
Stand: 10
Location: Hall 3
Website: www.nocn.org.uk

NOCN is a leading awarding organisation (AO) and apprenticeship assessment organisation (AAO) that has been creating opportunities for almost 30 years. It has over 350 funded qualifications, 35 apprenticeship frameworks, 49 Trailblazers and is an AAO for the reformed apprenticeships. It is trusted and recognised by FE Colleges, training providers, students and employers in the UK and overseas. NOCN is a Leader in Diversity and is committed to equality, diversity and inclusion.

college.jobs.ac.uk – AoC 16 to 18-year-old Student Award Sponsor
Stand: 19
Location: Hall 3
Website: www.college.jobs.ac.uk

college.jobs.ac.uk is a specialist job board for the Further Education sector. From teachers and lecturers to leaders and support staff, college.jobs.ac.uk connects colleges and other FE providers with highly qualified FE professionals that traditional sources may not reach.

college.jobs.ac.uk has been developed by jobs.ac.uk, a trusted brand with over 18 years’ experience of connecting the brightest talent with the best jobs in the education sector.


AoC Student of the Year Apprentice Award
Website: www.reedglobal.com

Your specialist FE recruitment agency, helping connect education professionals at all levels with colleges, training providers, prisons and universities across England and Wales. We have over fifteen years of experience within the education sector, and work with lecturers, assessors and support staff who are passionate about education.

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