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A make or break month for further education

Ahead of the AoC conference, we run through the hot-button issues for the sector

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November is shaping up to be a crucial month for further education and skills. In less than a fortnight, the Association of Colleges (AoC) annual conference – the biggest event in the calendar for principals across the country – will get underway.

It will be the first conference under recently appointed AoC chief executive David Hughes. It will be the first chance for most college leaders to hear from two key government figures: apprenticeships and skills minister Robert Halfon and education secretary Justine Greening.

Many fear the chancellor could be set to deliver bad news

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