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New Board Leadership at Federation of Awarding Bodies

Today, 22 October, the Federation of @AwardingBodies announces the appointment of new leadership of the Board of Directors, following the planned retirement of Paul Eeles (Chair) and Terry Fennell (Vice-Chair) from the board at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) on 8 December 2020.  

Quality apprenticeships have #QualityEPA at the core

2020 was always slated to be a landmark year for apprenticeships in England with the withdrawal of apprenticeship frameworks and wholesale shift to the new standard-based model.

FAB chair Isabel Sutcliffe on being judged by learner outcomes

Federation of Awarding Bodies chair Isabel Sutcliffe discusses the value of qualifications and awarding bodies.Ms Sutcliffe explains that the value of qualifications will be judged by the future 'outcome' of the learner, either as progression in their career or progression onto a different level of qualification.Click below to hear how a qualification's value will be judged in the future:

FAB's Isabel Sutcliffe discusses opportunities for awarding bodies in a challenging open market

Isabel Sutcliffe, FAB chair, chats with FE News about the challenges of a new open qualifications market for awarding bodies. Isabel explains that, for nearly 20 years or more, awarding bodies have been used to working with agencies defining what they have to do, and the organisations approving qualifications before they go to market. This requirement has now been removed. For awarding bodies to be able to move forward into an open market, there is a need to remove the legacy of these previous hurdles that were restricting awarding organisations and impeding an open qualifications market, Ms Sutcliffe says. Discussing the changing role of Sector Skills Councils:Ms Sutcliffe also explains that the SSC's role is likely to be re-defined, moving away from impeding awarding bodies and engaging with market needs.Ofqual Ofqual is now a fully vested independent regulator, moving from micro to macro regulation of awarding body qualifications. Ms Sutcliffe explains that this gives awarding bodies a lot more freedom to respond to employers and learners' needs to quickly develop high quality regulated qualifications into the market.Click on the image below to hear what Ms Sutcliffe has to say about the changing market for awarding bodies:

FAB's Jill Lanning discusses procurement and awarding bodies

The chief executive of the Federation of Awarding Bodies (FAB), Jill Lanning, discusses procurement issues for awarding bodies.Please click on the image below: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KBhn9GMSoE4

FAB's Isabel Sutcliffe discusses QCF and Functional Skills

Federation of Awarding Bodies Chair, Isabel Sutcliffe, chats with FE News about curriculum reform, QCF and delivering a fit for purpose Functional Skills qualification.Only a handful of awarding organisations are not yet recognised in the QCF, and Ms Sutcliffe also discusses how ALP, AoC and BIS can work together to deliver an appropriate and fit-for-purpose Functional Skills programme.Please click on the image below for the latest on Curriculum Reform with the Chair of the Federation of Awarding Bodies:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-Y9trBfimQ

Isabel Sutcliffe, Federation of Awarding Bodies chair

Isabel Sutcliffe, chair of the Federation of Awarding Bodies (FAB).

Jill Lanning, FAB chief executive

Federation of Awarding Bodies (FAB) chief executive Jill Lanning talks to FE News about the QCF and the political horizon.

Isabel Sutcliffe, FAB, conference overview

Isabel Sutcliffe, Federation of Awarding Bodies chair, gives FE News an exclusive overview of FAB's annual conference at Ricoh Arena in Coventry.

Isabel Sutcliffe at Federation of Awading Bodies annual conference

Isabel Sutcliffe joined Edexcel in October 2006 as its Qualifications and Accreditation director following a long career with NCFE. She joined NCFE to head up its assessment and accreditation work when it was still a Regional Advisory Council and made a significant contribution to its current status as a successful national awarding body, serving as its chief executive from 2001 to 2006. Prior to her joining NCFE, Isabel worked for one of the many predecessor bodies now comprising AQA; hence she has a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of both vocational and non-vocational qualifications. Isabel was appointed as the interim chair of FAB in October 2008 and is also chair of FABs Regulatory Issues Special Interest Group (formally Credit and Framework Strategic Working Group). Together with her FAB director colleagues, Isabel continues to work strenuously to raise the profile of the awarding sector and the positive contribution it can make to ensuring the countrys qualifications systems really do meet the needs of learners, employers and centres alike.

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