All FAB Events/Meetings and Training

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All FAB Events/Meetings and Training

This is a listing of all FAB group meetings, training courses and both internal and external events.  Please note that group meetings are resricted to members only.   If you can’t see what you are looking for here, there is a good chance that we have, or will be, delivering a webinar in your area of interest.  Upcoming and past webinars are listed here.  

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At the end of last year Ofqual published research into the grading of vocational and technical assessments and held a conference in London to share this with awarding organisations. 

On 18 January, FAB hosted a webinar which aimed to increase awareness of the research and offer those who were unable to attend the conference an opportunity to hear from the research author, Dr Paul Newton, Ofqual’s Research Chair.

During the webinar, Paul gave taster of the conference and an overview of the research aims and outcomes. He also signalled the potential for a follow up event, which would be held in London on 27 February. If you would like to attend this event, please express your interest in doing so by registering here by 1 February 2019.

We anticipate interest in this event will outnumber the places available, so  we will contact you shortly after 1 February to confirm if we are able to offer you a place or not.

Event Date 27-02-2019
Location London

We are no longer accepting registration for this event

This training day is designed to give those who are new to the regulated awarding sector an introduction to the work of awarding organisations (AOs) and some of the current challenges they face. It can form a useful part of staff induction and it may also be useful to those staff who may have worked in awarding organisations, though not necessarily in roles related directly to the delivery and award of qualifications, who now wish to expand their understanding of an awarding organisation’s role and responsibilities [Further info]

Member rate £315.00 + VAT (log in for discount to be applied)

Non-member rate £415.00 + VAT

Event Date 05-03-2019 10:15 am
Event End Date 05-03-2019 4:30 pm
Individual Price £415.00
Location London
£415.00
This conference will focus on priorities for the schools estate in England. It comes ahead of the Comprehensive Spending Review, expected next year and will be an opportunity for stakeholders and policymakers to discuss the future of capital funding for schools.
 
Event Date 11-03-2019 9:00 am
Event End Date 11-03-2019 1:00 pm
Individual Price £230.00
£230.00

Following the recent Qualifications Wales review of regulated Food Safety qualifications in Wales, a group of awarding organisations (AOs) have agreed that it would be useful to establish a Forum where relevant issues related to these qualifications can be discussed.

The first meeting of the Forum will take place on 14 March, 11am-3.30pm. VTCT has kindly offered to host the first Forum at its offices in Eastleigh, Hampshire.

All Food Safety AOs are welcome to attend (one representative per AO only, at this stage). If you would like to attend, please register here. Booking will close on 6 March.

Event Date 14-03-2019 11:00 am
Event End Date 14-03-2019 3:30 am
Cut off date 06-03-2019
This timely conference will consider the priorities for improving resource management in schools at a time of constrained budgets, and with concerns in the sector surrounding its funding.
Event Date 26-03-2019 9:00 am
Event End Date 26-03-2019 1:00 pm
Individual Price £230.00
£230.00

This course provides delegates with an introduction to malpractice, investigation management, strategy and planning and conducting investigations. Delegates will have the opportunity to practise basic interview techniques through the use of role play during the course [Further info]

Member rate £280.00 + VAT (log in for discount to be applied)

Non-member rate £380.00 + VAT

Event Date 03-04-2019 10:15 am
Event End Date 03-04-2019 4:30 pm
Individual Price £380.00
Location London
£380.00 8

This timely seminar will focus on the next steps for education technology in England.

It follows Government setting out its priorities for edtech in the summer which included a challenge for the tech industry to engage with schools to help them tackle some of the key issues they are facing - including how technology can support improvements in teaching and assessment, teacher training and learning outcomes.

Event Date 25-04-2019 9:00 am
Event End Date 25-04-2019 1:00 pm
Individual Price £230.00
£230.00

This timely seminar will examine the next steps for Multi-Academy Trusts (MATs), bringing stakeholders together with policymakers.

Event Date 29-04-2019 9:00 am
Event End Date 29-04-2019 1:00 pm
Individual Price £230.00
£230.00

This timely seminar will examine the next steps for the implementation of the T-Level programme with the Education and Childcare, Digital, and Construction T-Levels due to be taught from 2020 for the first time.

Event Date 29-04-2019 9:00 am
Event End Date 29-04-2019 1:00 pm
Individual Price £230.00
£230.00

This timely seminar will examine the next steps for degree apprenticeships in England.

It will be an opportunity for delegates to discuss the way forward for funding following the outcome of the Funding Band Review currently being finalised by the Institute for Apprenticeships (IfA). Delegates will consider the conclusions of the IfA review - which aims to ensure value for money for employers and government - along with the likely impact of government’s review of post-18 education on the affordability of degree apprenticeships.

Event Date 30-04-2019 9:00 am
Event End Date 30-04-2019 1:00 pm
Individual Price £230.00
£230.00

This training is aimed at those staff within awarding bodies who have overarching responsibility for the operation of effective procedures and processes and are accountable to the regulator. They may be a manager or team leader responsible for handling one or more of enquiries, complaints and appeals or be part of a team that is expected to handle any such issues effectively and with clarity and competence. The training event will provide delegates with an opportunity to consider actual scenarios and determine their response. Emphasis will be given to the style and nature of communications that are needed in this context. [Further info]

Member rate £300.00 + VAT (log in for discount to be applied)

Non-member rate £400.00 + VAT

Event Date 30-04-2019 10:15 am
Event End Date 30-04-2019 4:30 pm
Individual Price £400.00
Location London
£400.00 4

This course provides delegates with an introduction to the theory of writing multiple choice questions, how questions are constructed and common errors to avoid in question development. Delegates will also have the opportunity to practise basic question writing during the course and discuss issues that arise with the tutor and other awarding body representatives [Further Info]

Member rate £315.00 + VAT (log in for discount to be applied)

Non-member rate £415.00 + VAT

Event Date 21-05-2019 10:00 am
Event End Date 21-05-2019 4:30 pm
Individual Price £415.00
Location London
£415.00 13

Following a successful round table event in December 2018 with Jon Yates, Special Advisor to Damian Hinds, we are pleased to be able to confirm another event has been confirmed for 24 May 2019 (2-3.30pm) in London.

The event will provide members with an opportunity to share their views on a range of technical education issues with Jon. We will develop the agenda nearer the time.

We anticipate interest in this event will outnumber the places available, so members are invited to express their interest in attending the event, in the first instance, by 8 February 2019 [Further Details]

Event Date 24-05-2019 2:00 am
Location London

We are no longer accepting registration for this event

This course provides delegates with an understanding of the different types interview techniques that can be applied during malpractice investigations i.e. cognitive interviews and conversation management techniques. Delegates will have the opportunity to observe these techniques and practise using them in role play situations during the course [Further info]

Member rate £340.00 + VAT (log in for discount to be applied)

Non-member rate £440.00 + VAT

Event Date 12-06-2019 10:15 am
Event End Date 12-06-2019 4:30 pm
Individual Price £440.00
Location London
£440.00 7

Federation of Awarding Bodies and Federation for Industry Sector Skills and Standards

Thursday 13 June 2019, 9am (registration and exhibition) - 4.30pm, Marriot Hotel, Leicester

Who this event is for?

This event is for End Point Assessment Organisations (EPAOs), External Quality Assurance Organisations (EQAOs), Employer providers, Trailblazers, Individual assessors and Internal Quality Assurers (IQAs).

Event Date 13-06-2019 9:00 am
Event End Date 13-06-2019 4:30 pm
Location
The Marriott Hotel, Leicester
Smith Way, Grove Park Enderby, Leicester LE19 WSW United Kingdom
The Marriott Hotel, Leicester

This course is designed to provide an introduction to the building blocks and approach to developing vocational qualifications. The course will include both trainer input and hands on exercises for delegates to practise qualification and sample assessment material development [Further info]

Member rate £315.00 + VAT (log in for discount to be applied)

Non-member rate £415.00 + VAT

Event Date 13-06-2019 10:15 am
Event End Date 13-06-2019 4:30 pm
Individual Price £415.00
Location London
£415.00 14

This training day is designed to give those who are new to the regulated awarding sector an introduction to the work of awarding organisations (AOs) and some of the current challenges they face. It can form a useful part of staff induction and it may also be useful to those staff who may have worked in awarding organisations, though not necessarily in roles related directly to the delivery and award of qualifications, who now wish to expand their understanding of an awarding organisation’s role and responsibilities [Further info]

Member rate £315.00 + VAT (log in for discount to be applied)

Non-member rate £415.00 + VAT

Event Date 03-07-2019 10:15 am
Event End Date 03-07-2019 4:30 pm
Individual Price £415.00
Location London
£415.00 15

This course builds on the learning from the Day 2 course and will be relevant to awarding body staff who may become involved in more complex investigations, perhaps involving fraud, where there may be a need to prepare evidence for court or formal review/decision making bodies. [Further info]

Member rate £340.00 + VAT (log in for discount to be applied)

Non-member rate £440.00 + VAT

Event Date 17-07-2019 10:15 am
Event End Date 17-07-2019 4:30 pm
Individual Price £440.00
Location London
£440.00 10