Articles from Federation of Awarding Bodies (FAB)

How the Federation of Awarding Bodies are dealing with the fallout of #Covid_19 Coronavirus

@AwardingBodies are dealing with the fallout of Covid-19 #Coronavirus  A message from our Chief Executive, @TomBewick.Don't forget to keep up to date via our dedicated page: #Coronavirus #CoronaCrisis

Making the most of assessment expertise in End Point Assessment

CABWI (@CABWI_AB) is a long-established awarding organisation #AO that also became an end point assessment organisation #EPAO in 2018 and started delivering end point assessment #EPA in May 2019. We felt with our expertise in assessment and focus on a niche sector (the water industry), we were extremely well placed to provide EPA.

External Quality Assurance - Hoping for more consistency and a reduction in complexity

@IFAteched consultation on External Quality Assurance: What I would like to see? Reflecting on nearly four years as an end point assessment organisation (EPAO), the first thing that strikes me is how the time has literally flown by since FDQ created a brand-new business operation to add our existing awarding organisation (AO).

Cabinet reshuffle should reinstate Minister of State for Skills, Apprenticeships and Further Education

#WeWantaSkillsMinister - The Federation of @AwardingBodies Chair Calls on @BorisJohnson to Reinstate a Dedicated Minister for the Further Education Sector The FAB Chair, Paul Eeles, has written to the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, calling on him to use his next Cabinet reshuffle to reinstate a Minister of State for Skills, Apprenticeships and Further Education:

Qualifications Wales: The penalties cap needs to fit

Learners in Wales may face a reduced choice of regulated qualifications if a recent proposal by the Welsh Government is implemented.

Positive Perceptions of Vocational and Technical Qualifications are FAB!

Valued and well understood, vocational and technical qualifications (VTQs) prepare learners for the workplace and equip them with relevant technical skills.

Securing Public Confidence in Regulated Qualifications

Written to respond to ‘Qualifications Wales (Monetary Penalties) Regulations: Correcting Misconceptions’ published on 24 January 2019:


The FAB board met yesterday 1 August 2018 to review the proposed legal challenge of the government’s T-Level implementation and procurement plans. After careful consideration, and the fact significant concessions have already been made regarding the draft ITT documentation as a result of this challenge, FAB has decided not to issue a claim for Judicial Review. 

Flexibility and choice are the future of qualifications #FutureofEducation

Flexibility and choice are the future of qualifications – the Federation responds to Government’s post-16 qualifications review

Two federations join forces to ensure integrity and independence of assessment and quality assurance in apprenticeships

The Federation of Awarding Bodies (FAB) and the Federation for Industry Sector Skills and Standards (FISSS) have agreed to work together to support quality apprenticeships.


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Managing the Mental Health of Your Home-Working Staff

Overview With so many staff now having to work from home through the coronavirus pandemic, many people will suffer the psychological consequences of...

Jo Moriani added a new event yesterday

Succeeding at your short Ofsted monitoring visit for new...

Overview Key aspects of provision that inspectors will want to get under the skin of in making their judgements about your progress against each of...

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