Supporting Excellence

The national learning and professional resource for the awarding and assessment industry, providing support for the provision of high-quality qualifications and assessments.

Events & Conferences

Get the latest information about what is going on in the world of qualifications and assessment, network with your peers and hear from key industry experts…

Upcoming Events

Member Update | 1 December

December 1 @ 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Annual General Meeting (AGM)/National Strategy Forum (NSF)

Annual General Meeting (AGM)/National Strategy Forum (NSF)

December 8 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Upcoming Conferences

Past conferences

FAB 2021: Conference, Exhibition and Awards | 11 – 12 November


Over the past 18 months, awarding and assessment organisations have proven to be resilient and adaptive to the many challenges as a result of the pandemic as well as innovators in qualifications development and assessment. From developing new ways of supporting centres, leaners, employees and stakeholders, to procuring or adapting IT systems, whilst meeting changing regulatory requirements, undoubtedly this has been a time like no other.

Join with peers for the flagship conference for those working in awarding and assessment organisations and stakeholders with an interest in awarding and assessment.

Information here

Building a progressive and inclusive awarding and assessment industry

Welcome to this three-part series on building a progressive and inclusive awarding and assessment industry. Throughout this series, members will hear from a range of experts around how awarding and assessment organisations can be developing and implementing more inclusive and progressive practices. We will be joined by law firm Bates Wells, recruitment specialists Peridot Partners and will hear from peers in our member-led sessions. The series is interactive and members are encouraged to post questions throughout.

Episode 1
30 June 2021 | 10am – 11am
Bates Wells – Implications of the Equalities Act on AOs and EPAOs. This session will cover both the implications of the Act on the delivery of qualifications and also for employing and managing staff.

Episode 2
6 July 2021 | 11am – 12pm
Peridot Partners – Top Tips for Inclusive Recruitment. This session will explore in more detail how AOs and EPAOs can ensure that their recruitment policies and practices are inclusive.

Episode 3
15 July 2021 | 12pm – 1pm
FAB members will share their experiences of developing and implementing more inclusive policies and practices throughout their awarding organisation.

Access the three part series here.

EPAO Quality Clinics: Delivering excellence in Apprenticeship EPA

Join with peers for the first series of our EPAO Quality Clinics to support you in delivering excellence in EPA. These quality clinics are comprised of expert masterclasses and Q&A sessions to support those EPAOs to complete the transition to Ofqual accreditation in time for the first “statement of intent” deadline of 31st July.

These highly interactive sessions, hosted by Charlotte Bosworth, FAB Director and Managing Director of Innovate Awarding will bring together those end point assessment organisations that are going through transition to Ofqual accreditation in a supportive manner, no question is too daft and you can even ask questions anonymously if you prefer.

To access the content of these sessions please contact [email protected]

Future of Apprenticeships – Delivering the opportunity guarantee

Hear from 40 speakers, including Ministers, policy leaders and influencers and your peers in end point assessment organisations, as well as employers and providers.

We’ve received fantastic feedback on the event, with a notable highlight being the apprentice stage.

This virtual conference is still available to purchase in playback!

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FAB 2019: Diversity and Choice in Qualifications

FAB 2019 was the flagship conference for those working in or with awarding and assessment organisations. It is the only place where you can get together with colleagues to hear the latest from industry experts, find out what the future holds and have valuable time away from the office to take stock and discuss the issues and implications with your peers.

Find out more about FAB 2019


The national flagship end-point assessment conference took place in June 2019. The conference offered an unparalleled opportunity for all of those involved in end point assessment to come together to network, consider the challenges in the system and explore the most effective ways to safeguard quality and the independence of end point assessment.

Find out more about EPA 2019

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