About us

VISION

Our vision is of a powerful trade association representing the collective interests of the UK’s qualifications and assessments industry. We envisage a world in which higher-quality technical, professional and vocational education, results in stronger public confidence in what we do.

MISSION

Our mission is to be the collective voice of the UK’s qualifications and assessments industry.

STRATEGIC OBJECTIVES 2018-2023

Raise the value of qualifications and assessments so that policy-makers and the wider public understand the transformative role our members play in improving the UK’s education and skills landscape.

Influence the on-going apprenticeship reforms in England by ensuring that a more consistent and single quality assurance framework is adopted in relation to end-point assessment.

Contribute to the successful roll-out of new ‘T-Levels’ in England by encouraging diversity and market choice for educators, employers and students.

Mitigate the risks of regulatory impact and cost burdens on our members by acting pro-actively and earlier in discussions with government and regulators, UK-wide.

Support all our members in a time of rapid change and promote the export growth and potential of the industry internationally.

EXECUTIVE TEAM

Tom Bewick

Tom Bewick

CEO & Company Secretary

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Ailin O'Cathain

Ailin O’Cathain

Head of Policy

Karen Daws

Karen Daws

Head of Operations & Membership

Jacques Wood

Jacques Wood

Programme Delivery Manager

Emma Evans

Emma Evans

Executive Assistant to the CEO

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Paul Eeles

Paul Eeles

Chair

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Terry Fennell

Terry Fennell

Vice-Chair

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Simon James

Simon James

Treasurer

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Tom Bewick

Tom Bewick

Company Secretary & CEO

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Carol Snape

Carol Snape

Director

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Sarah Edmonds

Sarah Edmonds

Director

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Vida Stewart

Vida Stewart

Director

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Rob May

Rob May

DIrector

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John Simpson

John Simpson

Director

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Charlotte Bosworth

Charlotte Bosworth

Director

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Fiona Summers

Fiona Summers

Director

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Edith Devoy

Edith Devoy

Director

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Paul Byrne

Paul Byrne

Director

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Further Information

About Awarding Bodies

Awarding bodies design, develop, deliver and award the recognition of learning outcomes of learners following an assessment

Find out more about awarding bodies

About Qualifications

A qualification gives a reliable indication of a learner’s knowledge, skills or understanding, as demonstrated through a reliable assessment method

Find out more about qualifications

Contact Us

If you have any questions about any aspect of our work, feel free to contact us.