Principles of Membership

Principles of Membership

Full members are expected to

  • have the necessary resources and expertise to offer qualifications and other validation of learning outcomes to a recognised and transparent standard that meet the needs of learners, employers and stakeholders.

  • ensure that assessment of their qualifications and other validation of learning outcomes is conducted with transparency, fairness, integrity and consistency to the identified standard.

  • qualifications and any other validation of learning outcomes are trusted and valued by those who have an interest in them and which promote equality of opportunity.

  • safeguard the confidentiality of personal data as appropriate.

  • have clear, accessible and fair means of redress when things go wrong.

  • have governance arrangements which effectively monitor, evaluate and seek to improve overall performance.

  • always act in a way which maintains and does not impact adversely on the reputation of FAB.

  • be recognised by one of the UK industry regulators (Ofqual, Qualifications Wales, SQA or CCEA).