FAB Awards
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    FAB 2018 Awards

    Celebrating success in awarding.

    Entry open to all FAB members.

Entry to the FAB Awards is now open!

The closing date for entries is strictly 5pm on Friday 17 August.


The categories are:

Learner of the year

This award recognises outstanding achievement of an individual learner. The learner must have achieved a professional/technical qualification from a FAB full member organisation within the last two years. The learner must have demonstrated an enthusiasm for learning and have developed a high level of understanding and skill in their industry.

The nomination must address all of the following:

  • What was the qualification and level achieved?
  • How did the learner demonstrate an enthusiasm for learning?
  • How has the learner demonstrated that they have a high level of understanding and skill in their industry? This should be more than purely the award of a qualification.
  • What challenges did the learner face and how were they overcome?
  • What are the future ambitions of the learner?
  • Why does the learner deserve to win the Award this year?

Awarding organisation of the year - sponsored by Creatio

For the prestigious title of Awarding Organisation of the year we want to know what has made your organisation exceptional this year. This may be the result of a major new development in the organisation, its qualifications or the way that it works with customers and/or learners. It may be because the organisation has made a major contribution to the development of the awarding industry or to the world of education and skills. The Awarding Organisation of the year will have done more than ‘business as usual’ and be able to showcase the contribution that AOs make to education and skills in the UK. We encourage organisations of all sizes to apply for this award.

The nomination must address all of the points below and use facts and figures to support statements made where possible.

  • What exceptional activity or development makes your awarding organisation different?
  • What challenges have been faced in the past year and how were they overcome?
  • What difference has the awarding organisation made to the lives of centres, learners and/or employers?
  • How does the awarding organisation demonstrate the value of awarding organisations to the education and skills sector?
  • Why does the awarding organisation deserve to win the award this year?

Outstanding contribution of the year

The objective of this award is to recognise an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the organisation, the awarding industry or the wider education and skills sector. The individual does not necessarily need to be employed by an awarding organisation, but the nomination must demonstrate that the individual values the contribution of awarding organisations and qualifications.

The nomination must address all of the points below and use facts and figures to support statements made where possible.

  • Name of the individual that you are nominating and contact details.
  • In what capacity do you know the individual that you are nominating for this award?
  • What contribution has the individual made to the organisation, awarding industry or wider education and skills sector.
  • Why do they deserve to win the award this year?

Qualification of the year

A qualification can be successful in different ways which can include impressive sales that reflect its popularity, an innovative approach in the qualification and/or assessment, meeting an emerging industry need or making a major impact in a niche sector. It needs to represent the best practice in awarding and so represent the contribution that qualifications make to the education and skills sector. Your nomination needs to highlight what makes the qualification stand out from others offered by your own organisation and others. Qualifications entered for this award should be regulated by Ofqual, SQA, Qualifications Wales or CCEA.

The nomination must address all of the points below and use facts and figures to support statements made where possible.

  • Tell us about the qualification e.g. size, level, overview of content, assessment, target market, when it went live and number of registrations to date.
  • How does the qualification fit with the other qualifications offered by your organization (if it does)?
  • What need was the qualification designed to meet?
  • How well does the qualification meet that need and how has it exceeded expectations?
  • What makes the qualification exceptional/why does it deserve to win this award this year?

Innovation of the year - sponsored by Advanced Secure Technologies

This award recognises the company that successfully applies any form of innovation, celebrating the ideas that have had the greatest impact on an organisation or industry.

Whether the innovation is a new product, a service or a culture of improvement, the judges will look for evidence of how the innovation has been developed and applied to improve performance, operational effectiveness or customer engagement to improve the learners’ experience and bring something new to the awarding industry.

The nomination must address all of the points below and use facts and figures to support statements made where possible.

  • Description of the innovation.
  • What research & development was undertaken prior to the launch?
  • How has the innovation benefited the organisation, centres, employers and/or learners?
  • What were the challenges and how were they overcome?
  • What is the potential for growth/improvement/further development?
  • Why should the innovation win this award this year?

Collaboration of the year

This award is about recognising the ways in which awarding organisations, or teams within awarding organisations collaborate to achieve excellence. This could be how your organisation has partnered with centre(s), suppliers, other awarding organisations or even how individuals have collaborated as part of a team or cross organisationally. The winner of this award will be exceptional – they may have developed effective leading edge practices, demonstrated excellent customer service and satisfaction, shown exceptional quality improvement or had a major impact on the organization, the awarding industry as a whole or on learners. Collaboration of the year is about delivering excellent practice and/or leading edge ideas.

The nomination must address all of the points below and use facts and figures to support statements made where possible.

  • What individuals, teams or organisations have been involved in the collaboration?
  • How has the organisation demonstrated excellent practice and/or developed leading edge ideas?
  • What difference has this made to the organisation, centres, learners and/or the awarding industry?
  • What challenges (if any) were faced by those involved in developing this excellent leading edge practice and how were they overcome?
  • Why do they deserve to win this year?

The FAB 2018 Awards are now open

Click here to enter


Ten tips for entering

 
  1. Increase your chances of winning by entering more than one Award category or more than one collaboration, innovation, learner, qualification or individual for their respective category.  It’s free to enter!

  2. Tell us why your entry deserves to win the award.  Awarding organisations vary hugely in terms of number of employees, turnover, type of organisation, sectors they work in and number of qualifications that they deliver.  Each nomination received will be considered equally. 

  3. Don’t exceed the word count of 1,000 words.  Judges have a lot of entries to consider so keep your entry relevant.

  4. Make sure you submit your entry on time.  The deadline is 5pm on 17 August.  Don’t leave preparing your entry until the last minute.

  5. Use a programme such as Word to prepare your answer so that you can monitor your word count, spell check more easily and proof read before submitting.  Copy and paste your entry to the Surveymonkey form when you are ready to submit it.

  6. Keep your submission focussed, addressing each of the points that we ask for information about.  All entries will state that their organisation, team, qualification, learner, innovation or individual are excellent – give us evidence – quotes from centres, financials or other evidence will help.

  7. Ask a colleague to proof read your entry before submitting.  Ask them to consider your entry from the perspective of the judges.  It is easy to miss important points that can turn a good entry into an excellent entry.

  8. Always be truthful in the information that you provide.

  9. Don’t just copy and paste information from your website or PR material.  It is important to tailor your information making sure you address the points that we ask information about in each category.

  10.  Make sure you enter the right category.  Read the description carefully to help decide which is most appropriate.


Judges

 

Sponsored by


FAB 2017 Award Winners

 

FAB 2017 Awards winners were announced at the annual awards dinner held during the FAB 2017 Conference, Awards and Exhibition, which brought together over 400 awarding and assessment professionals.

A video from the evening can be watched here.

FINALISTS

The winners announced on the night were:

Sponsored by Coelrind
Awarding Organisation of the Year

Awarding Organisation of the Year

Ascentis
Sponsored by PSI
Team of the Year

Team of the Year

Sports Leaders UK
Sponsored by Cirrus Assessment
Qualification of the Year

Qualification of the Year

Agored Cymru Level 4 Diploma in Data Analytics
Sponsored by Gordon Associates
Individual Contribution of the Year

Individual Contribution of the Year

Nigel Barraclough, Qualsafe Awards
Sponsored by British Council
Innovation of the Year

Innovation of the Year

City & Guilds and Worldchefs Digital Credentials using Open Badge technology

 

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2018 Judges

To be announced soon