AOC East Midlands

The Association of Colleges (AoC) represents and promotes the national interests of colleges and provides members with professional support services. emfec delivers regional AoC services in the East Midlands and works in partnership with AoC Create.

Our Regional Offer

AoC East Midlands (emfec) ensures colleges are strategically engaged on the regional and national agenda, voicing current and future priorities such as: raising 16-19 participation and achievement, improving adult and workforce skills, and continuously raising the quality of provision.

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Briefings

Review regular updates and announcements about policy issues affecting the further education and skills sector.

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Success By Region

Outer circle denotes rate for Education and Training, inner circle for Apprenticeships.

85% 73%

Derby &
DerbyShire

79% 75%

Greater
Lincolnshire

83% 70%

Leicester &
Leicestershire

79% 67%

Northamptonshire
 

86% 75%

Nottingham &
Nottinghamshire

DERBY & DERBYSHIRE

Derby and Derbyshire colleges support 53,300 students, including 9,020 apprentices. They work with 5,100 employers. The colleges 
have a combined income of £120 million. A total of £75 million of D2N2 Local Growth Deals has been awarded to colleges in the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire areas. The colleges deliver 80% 
of apprenticeship starts to learners within the region.



GREATER
LINCOLNSHIRE

Greater Lincolnshire colleges support 65,300 students, including 9,080 apprentices.They work with 4,700 employers.The colleges have a combined income of £186 million. A total of £14.6 million of GLLEP Local Growth Deals has been awarded to colleges in the area. Linkage College supports more than 360 learners with learning disabilities.

GREATER
LINCOLNSHIRE

LEICESTER & LEICESTERSHIRE

Leicester and Leicestershire colleges support 65,540 students, including 7,050 apprentices. They work with 7,000 employers. The colleges have a combined income of £160 million. The colleges deliver 73% of apprenticeship starts to learners within the region. Homefield College supports more than 50 learners, many who are on the autistic spectrum.

NORTHAMPTONSHIRE

Northamptonshire colleges support 23,800 students, including 2,800 apprentices.They work with 1,500 employers. The colleges have a combined income of £80 million. A total of £19.8 million of NEP and £18.6 million of SEMLEP Local Growth Deals has been awarded to colleges in the area.

NORTHAMPTONSHIRE

NOTTINGHAM &
NOTTINGHAMSHIRE

Nottingham and Nottinghamshire colleges support 76,200 students, including 20,500 apprentices. They work with 7,600 employers. The colleges have a combined income of £125 million. The colleges deliver 76% of apprenticeship starts to learners within the region. Portland College supports more than 150 learners with a wide range of disabilities.

COLLEGES SUPPORT

ADULT EDUCATION BUDGET

APPRENTICESHIPS

ADVANCED & HIGHER

LEP PRIORITY SECTORS ACROSS THE EAST MIDLANDS

Agri-Food

Care Services

Construction

Creative & Digital
Industries

Food & Drink

Textiles
Manufacturing

Life Sciences

Manufacturing
& Engineering

Professional &
Financial Services

Renewables &
Low Carbon

Tourism & Visitor
Economy

Transport & Logistics

“I have attended several emfec events and I have always felt that the value was second to none. I have made many valuable connections through these events.”

-Fiona, Delegate