At Coelrind, our experienced team bring together expertise in assessment development, exam administration, instructional design and eLearning development with a deep understanding of how to future-proof technology so as to provide flexible, scalable and sustainable solutions. We have helped all sizes of organisations with our easy to deploy, fully managed solutions including: awarding organisations; training providers; certification bodies; professional bodies; third sector; organisations; government departments and corporations. Our assessment platform – XAMS – is used by many of the UK leading awarding organisations and has delivered examinations to large numbers of students – online, offline and on paper – across the world. At FAB 2017 we will be also be demonstrating our new learning portal which provides timely and affordable access to over 400 eLearning vocational learning titles, from a wide range of publishers, covering all sectors. Visit our website www.coelrind.co.uk
In alphabetical order, the following companies are exhibiting at FAB 2017.
A1 Security Print
Whether it’s the printing and personalisation of secure certificates and diplomas, the printing of examination question and answer papers, or the accurate production of OMR and ICR forms, we provide a secure, dependable and flexible service that meets the individual requirements of awarding bodies and exceeds their expectations.
Our strict verification procedures guarantee the integrity of your data throughout the whole production process, and our highly efficient variable data printing processes and finishing solutions ensure that your time critical projects are delivered on time to the high standards that you demand.
In addition, our bespoke software solutions include real time reporting and even document verification applications.
Phone: 0121 554 0044 or visit our website www.a1securityprint.com
To combat the growing problems surrounding certificate and qualification fraud, Adare has developed a secure certificate and examination printing solution. Trusted by leading awarding bodies, we work with our customers to design and produce high quality, secure certificates at our purpose built secure facility.
Our unique certificate personalisation capabilities and expertise enable us to handle data and manufacture certificates that are fully protected against fraudulent tampering.
Our vast experience and proven ability to deliver complex, time-sensitive projects makes us a perfect partner for your certificate and examination printing needs.
In addition, if your organisation has members, we can improve the quality, cost and efficiency of your membership communications through our plastic card production and fulfillment services.
Visit our website www.adaresec.com
Advanced Secure Technologies
Advanced Secure Technologies supports these initiatives with our Digital Certificates system that allows AO’s to issue both print and digital qualification documents, in an efficient and secure in-house process.
eCertificates - At the FAB Conference we’ll be demonstrating how the Digital Certificates solution is enabling Awarding Organisations to deliver eCertificates for their Training Centres, Learners, and Employers through a secure online portal.
Secure Certificates - Advanced Secure Certificate Papers offer unique, high level and patented security features that are currently protecting the awards of more than 120 Awarding organisations and Universities.
We look forward to discussing eCertificates with you at FAB 2017.
Phone: 029 2077 6800 or visit our website www.advancedsecure.co.uk
AlphaPlus offers a wide range of support services for Awarding Organisations ranging from qualification and assessment development through to support for HR and recruitment. Our work with AOs dates back over a decade, and our team comprises people with senior experience in running AOs and specialist skills in areas such as assessment design, and policy and regulation. Our work is customised to AOs' particular needs, and designed to work alongside existing teams. Our approach is collaborative, and all our clients are treated with discretion and confidentiality.
Core services include:
- Qualification and standards design and development
- Examination assessments development
- Portfolio and work-based assessments development
- Training and capacity building in assessment and qualifications
- Technology-based assessment development
- Assessment Performance Management
Apech Systems Ltd
ADS compromises two modules. Firstly, an e-Portfolio system for knowledge, skills and competency assessment delivery and secondly a 360 behavioural assessment system for 360 degree assessment delivery.
This second module has behavioural assessment for team work, communication skills etc., from self, employer, assessor, training provider, manager, peers etc., grading/marks with average score per assessment area or topic and many more features.
Here at Aptech we are very excited about the forthcoming opportunities arising from the new Trailblazer Apprenticeship Framework, and we are ready for it. Are you ?.............
Visit our website www.amcofm.co.uk
With highly trained and experienced staff operating in 95 countries, we offer worldwide access to markets and the ability to run exams under secure conditions across the globe. We meet a variety of awarding body standards and have our own quality and compliance standards which our centres are audited against on a regular basis.
Our services cover these main areas: guidance on local market opportunities; support for business development; counselling and registration of candidates; identifying and securing suitable venues; secure exam delivery; distribution of results and certificates; guidance and support for awarding bodies transitioning to computer based testing; computer-based testing facilities worldwide; secure printing of question papers in country; scanning of scripts.
Phone: 020 7389 4864 or visit our website www.britishcouncil.org
BTL is proud to be working at the heart of the awarding market in the UK. Our assessment technology is trusted by global organisations to deliver secure high stakes examinations. Plus, Surpass is recognised as a best-of-breed solution for integration with your current candidate management systems thanks to the use of advanced APIs.
Over 18 million exams have been delivered in more than 24,500 centres in the UK and abroad. Surpass candidate delivery has an excellent reputation amongst training providers for its reliability and ease of use. Secure and flexible authoring, item banking and delivery options mean you can reach learners regardless of whether they’re at a centre, on the road or at work. Be it on paper, on-screen or on tablet, Surpass will work for you.
Visit our website www.btl.com
Understanding awarding organisations (AOs) and Ofqual regulation is a specialist area of law. BWB is one of the few law firms with a dedicated team providing legal services to bodies on Ofqual’s Register of Regulated Qualifications, including several chartered institutes and sports governing bodies. We understand the business behind providing and developing prestigious vocational qualifications. As a full service firm, we advise AOs on a broad range of commercial, regulatory, property and litigation issues. Particular specialist advice includes Ofqual regulation, including obtaining regulatory opinions; centre agreements; disputes between awarding organisations and centres; and merging Ofqual-related organisations.
The regulation of qualifications being provided overseas is a very current issue for AOs and Ofqual. BWB has advised a number of AOs on their operations outside of England & Wales and have guided AOs through the dos and don’ts of operating overseas, including which learners are and aren’t regulated.
In 2016 we are celebrating a birthday - we have been established for over twenty-five years! This year also sees us pass the landmark of delivering over ten million online assessments.
In addition to our software solutions at FAB we want to talk to Awarding Organisations about how we can help with three main things;
- Driving more business to your Awarding Body – our virtual centre model.
- Trailblazers, we’re getting ready, are you?
- Fair, valid and reliable – as regulators tighten up around test and item statistics are you prepared? Prevention is better than cure!
Come and see us on the first floor by the seminar rooms or visit us at www.calibrand.com
Harnessing the power of the cloud, the Cirrus Platform supports educators and learners throughout the entire assessment process. It has been designed with ease of use in mind and has intuitive interfaces, common sense workflows and easy navigation. Our users have the freedom to focus on creating the best possible assessments for their learners. As the Cirrus Platform is cloud-based, our customers always have the latest version of the system available to them. Regular updates and new features are seamlessly delivered directly to users. No more weighty user manuals or waiting around for software updates, just simple, straightforward assessment solutions!
We have helped all sizes of organisations with our easy to deploy, fully managed solutions including: awarding organisations; training providers; certification bodies; professional bodies; third sector; organisations; government departments and corporations.
Our assessment platform – XAMS – is used by many of the UK leading awarding organisations and has delivered examinations to large numbers of students – online, offline and on paper – across the world.
At FAB 2017 we will be also be demonstrating our new learning portal which provides timely and affordable access to over 400 eLearning vocational learning titles, from a wide range of publishers, covering all sectors.
Visit our website www.coelrind.co.uk
We are special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) specialists and provide a complete solution for the development and production of modified papers.
Our whole process is carried out in one place by our specialist team who have extensive knowledge and understanding with regards to Awarding Organisation’s levels of accuracy and timescales.
Connect offer the following services:
- Modification of standard examination papers across the curriculum by specialist teachers of children with visual impairment or hearing impairment
- Production of Modified Large Print papers
- Production of Tactile diagrams
- Production of audio files and transcripts
Consultancy services from independent audits; on-going regulatory advice and support and trouble-shooting; AO recognition applications to sitting on committees as a regulatory advisor. Our consultants are ex-AO and/or regulatory staff and have gained AO recognition for numerous organisations under the General Conditions and therefore have an excellent understanding of regulatory requirements and expectations.
The creatiogreen system – an intuitive centre and AO focussed workflow solution that is configured to meet an AO’s needs and underpins their Governance, Qualification Development, Centre Management and Learner Registration/Certification processes. It has been expanded to support the end-to-end AAO/EPA lifecycle from apprenticeship set-up, to enrollment/registration to the booking and allocation of external assessors as well as holding achievement outcomes and evidence.
We are changing learning for the better and making evidence based assessment more reliable, easier to validate, more authentic and simpler to manage. Assess better. Engage more fully. Improve learning.
Phone: 0203 176 0391 or visit our website www.digitalassess.com
Qualification management needs to support this change by enabling awarding bodies greater flexibility, better control and increased security. We built Ecertsecure with this in mind, providing online certificate creation, remote printing, digital distribution and secure validation from anywhere in the world.
Whether issuing traditional paper secure certificates or digital certificates, Ecertsecure provides a bespoke platform, built around your processes, with automation and compliance at its heart.
With technology borrowed from the passport industry, Ecertsecure is at its best when generating and distributing secure digital certificates – easily created and automatically emailed to each candidate with your own personalised message.
If you are personalising certificates in-house, Ecertsecure is a powerful tool for generating overprint documents en masse via simple data upload, while adding security features.
Or why not completely outsource your certificate process, with Ecertsecure as the control platform.
As the world becomes increasingly globalised, it’s important that your certificates are able to meet the demands of students on the move. Visit our website at www.ecertsecure.co.uk.
ROGO; A customisable e-Assessment & eLearning delivery system, designed to specifically meet the requirements of awarding bodies. Initially developed in collaboration with the UK awarding body, The Institute of Certified Bookkeepers.
Designed to provide speedy and efficient:
- Item banking
- Test publishing
- Results management
- Human marking
- Easy integration with existing software and processes
- Multiple testing options and rich-media integration
- One touch publishing for global delivery
Rogo is also used to monitor and assess apprentices and manage apprenticeship programmes.
The paper is a lively read, offering a mixture of news, expert comment, features, technical information, job adverts, coffee break snippets and more.
It is written for middle and senior management working in colleges and independent training providers, and those interested in this sector, including government, policy shapers and other service providers.
Subscription is from just £75 per year, and you can find out more at www.feweek.co.uk
Our mission is to make ‘our knowledge your success’. We achieve that through establishing and building meaningful relationships with those we work with. This foundation enables us to gain a unique understanding of your organisation and business processes.
NetXtra’s business analysis capability enables us to collaboratively identify and implement actionable insights. These insights inform your business logic and rules, and will result in the creation of business critical systems. The successful implementation and application of these systems provides further insight and knowledge which underpin your successful ongoing transformation.
Some of our 100+ clients include FAB member organisations such as;
- National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health
- Pensions Management Institute
- British Institute of Facilities Management
- Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons
- Council for Dance Education and Training members the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing.
The scope of digital solutions we provide is vast, from the development of beautiful intuitive websites and complex integration projects through to the delivery of evidence management systems, CPI (Course Provider Interface) and CPD portals. The CPI enables Course Providers to add and manage their own exams and other services which saves awarding bodies like yours valuable resource.
We’d love to meet you at FAB 2017, and would encourage you to come and visit us at stand 23 on the mezzanine level.
We maintain standards and confidence in GCSE, AS and Level qualifications, taken by learners in schools and colleges throughout England. We also regulate vocational qualifications in a wide range of different occupational sectors.
We’re independent of government and report directly to Parliament.
We’re responsible for making sure that:
Regulated qualifications reliably indicate the knowledge, skills and understanding students have demonstrated Assessments and exams show what a student has achieved People, including employers, have confidence in the qualifications that we regulate Students and teachers have information on the full range of qualifications that we regulate Phone: 0300 303 3344 or visit our website www.gov.uk/ofqual
Parnassus from Gordon Associates is the market-leading portal-style AO business management system which fully embraces RQF, QCF and NQF and any other qualification structures. The system supports the core business functions of an awarding organisation, ie learner registration through to certification.
Parnassus is a portal-style solution - which can be hosted on a web server or installed on an AO’s internal servers - so that internal staff can use it but any function can be used across the web by centres, EV’s, examiners and other external users – even learners. Parnassus is a flexible, customisable solution that can be used immediately after installation or it can be customised to your organisation’s business processes.
For further information come to our stand or see www.parnassusonline.com
Phone: 01242 529820 or visit our website www.gordonassociates.co.uk
Quartz supports a wide range of registration, enrolment and assessment models, including centre and external assessment models, including examinations. This reflects the flexibility Quartz provides to meet diverse and changing local needs, delivered through unrivalled depth and breadth of functionality. Quartz provides multiple data input options, and tightly integrates with eAssessment and Finance systems, and with the PLR and LRS, and includes A2C compliance.
Quartz includes a centre portal, AO-administration module, candidate portal, and extensive business reporting. “On-line analytical processing” (OLAP) provides senior management with key information; ad-hoc and standard reports meet operational, management, and marketing needs; and Quartz provides centres with self-service information.
Visit our website www.porticoconsulting.co.uk
This drive to innovate and leverage next-generation technologies has allowed PSI to develop test delivery models, many of which are unique to the testing industry, including:
- Browser-based test platform
- Performance-based testing in the Cloud
- Online interactive proctoring
- Record and review proctoring
- Testing kiosks
- Mobile offline test centres
Questionmark enables learning and assessment professionals to create, deliver and analyse surveys, quizzes, tests and exams. Questionmark’s translation management features and multilingual interfaces streamline localisation and delivery of multilingual assessments. Delivery is optimised for accessibility to accommodate participants with disabilities. Flexible APIs and support of major industry standards ensure effective integration and interoperability with a variety of enterprise systems.
Questionmark OnDemand, a scalable, rapidly-deployable SaaS solution, offers 99.9+% uptime, available 24/7 support and the peace-of-mind of a secure, ISO acredited European based datacenter.
Visit our website www.questionmark.com
Secure and Confidential Documents
We have worked closely with Professional and Awarding Bodies for over 25 years and have experience of a wide range of sectors – from National Departments of Education to International Governments to small vocational institutes and colleges to Professional Bodies.
We provide a full solution to our exam clients relating to secure print and communication including services such as:-
- typesetting and proof-reading
- printing of exam question papers, answer books and all related stationery
- fulfilment services – storage, pick and pack
- membership & student print and mailing services – Results, Subscriptions, Certificates
- MCQ scanning and marking services
- Online marking systems
- Secure electronic distribution of documents
- Scanning and data-capture from forms, MCQs
- Secure document management – Archive, Retrieval, Destruction
Further details can be found on our website (www.scd-uk.com) or contact us via the contact details below.
Smart Apprentices have partnered with a leading AAO to launch the first purposely designed technology, Smart EPA, to fully manage End-Point Assessments, mitigating compliance risks and reducing administration costs and hassle.
Drop into our stand 3 and we will share with you our best practice process of managing successful end-point assessments with our innovative new technology, giving you the confidence and peace of mind to harvest this exciting new opportunity.
Find out about our best practice process, and innovative technology at www.smartepa.com
We will also be hosting a breakfast ‘fringe’ session on 20th October at 8:30am reserve your complimentary place from the News & Events tab on our web site www.smartepa.com
Create engaging assessments using the advanced test authoring tool and then roll them out securely, anywhere in the world, at any time, for any number of candidates. At the click of a button, exams can be remotely invigilated by our team of trained supervisors who connect securely to the candidate for the duration of the exam.
As a SaaS solution, TestReach is easy-to-use, quick to roll out and cost effective for even a small number of exams. With advanced authoring, marking and reporting features, it offers the flexibility to meet a variety of assessment needs all within one single application.
Learn more at www.testreach.com
TPP Recruitment’s divisions cover HR & Specialist Support, Finance & Accountancy, Facilities, Senior Appointments, Fundraising & Development, IT, Digital, and Marketing & Communications. The company provides a variety of free services through its Giving Back programme including sector-specific seminars, forums and salary surveys as well as offering free use of our boardroom and free advertising for voluntary vacancies.
Visit our website www.tpp.co.uk