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The Assessors Guild November Conference

The Assessors Guild, headed by Sam Taylor, plan a conference not to be forgotten on the 13th of November. On the day, attendees will be able to dive into the world of assessment and policy on a mission to make policy practical.

Mark Froud, Managing Director of The Federation for Industry Sector Skills & Standards, states:

‘During the midst of change and uncertainty, there has never been a stronger mandate to bring forth a professional membership body and encourage those concerned to step up and make their mark. This conference represents just that, and I can’t wait to attend’.

Who is The Assessors Guild?

The Assessors Guild are the only dedicated professional body for Technical and Vocational Assessors in the UK. Their mission is to ensure that Assessment and Assessors of all training reach the high standards expected by learners and employers. This will ensure that all those assessed are competent to do their jobs.

They will do this by:

  1. Measuring members against stringent professional standards
  2. Providing opportunities for ongoing professional development
  3. Being a thought leader in assessment

Why is a professional Membership Body like this needed?

The Assessors Guild represents a growing professional family of Assessors from all disciplines with the sole mission of achieving standardisation and high quality in the area of assessment. For too long, the Assessor has gone unrecognised and under-appreciated as vital players in the education system.

Year after year, lack of standardisation roadblocks consistency in results. There have been no readily accessible databases of skilled Assessors and universal standards to be held accountable against. The Assessors Guild are here to change that. They plan to bring this to an end by igniting the passion of the community and bringing them together in a mission to seek, promote and withhold high standards in CPD and assessment through a collective voice too loud to ignore.

What makes this conference different?

November 13th marks the launch of The Assessors Guild, expecting turnout upwards of 500. With early adopters of membership having the opportunity to help shape this revolutionary body, with some even sharing their experiences with the audience.

Membership will be granted to anyone who buys a ticket (providing they pass The Assessors Guild’s application stage) for the price of £120. With membership usually costing £90+VAT, this conference represents the perfect opportunity for an Assessor looking to join the family and make a mark on the future of Assessment.

Where is the conference?

The conference will be held in Central Hall Westminster Storey’s Gate between 08:30 and 16:00 on the 13th of November.

Who will be there?

On the day, there will be a selection of great speakers from all different corners of the Assessment arena. Hear from LTP’s, EPAO’s, EQAB’s and Ofqual. Employers, TAG members, and The Head of The Assessors Guild will be present sharing their thoughts on stage as well as the headline speakers Dame Julie Mellor (Introducing the event), Sir Gerry Berragan (Discussing all things Apprenticeship Quality) and Keith Smith (Quality & Funding).

If you’re new to the Assessment arena, looking for a refresh or seeking to advance your career, this one’s for you.

Where can I get a ticket?

You can book a ticket with membership included right here. Free membership is granted to those who buy a ticket and pass the professional standards expected by The Assessors Guild, giving the name MTAG for professional use as well as the growing list of membership benefits as the membership body takes form.

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