Associate membership of the Federation of Awarding Bodies
Associate membership is for awarding and/or assessment organisations that has its status conferred on it by a public authority in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland (e.g. Privy Council, QAA, ESFA). This includes international bodies that could demonstrate their awarding activity had the backing of a public authority within the country which they operate (e.g. NSDC in India).
Benefits of associate membership
Membership feesThe membership fee for all awarding organisations, whether full or associate members is:
- Band 1 (up to 2,000 certifications per year) £1,330 per year
- Band 2 (2,000 - 10,000 certifications per year) £1,785 per year
- Band 3 (10,000 - 50,000 certifications per year) £2,600 per year
- Band 4 (over 50,000 certifications per year) £4,445 per year
Vocational certifications are determined by what they are not – they do not include GCSEs, A-levels, IGCSEs, International Advanced levels, Scottish National qualifications. This is because FAB does not represent members in relation to these qualifications.
Training programmes kite-marked by the member would not be included as these are not assessed by the member. Qualifications offered as part of an Apprenticeship would count.