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A1 Security Print
A1 Security Print work in close partnership with Denote Print to provide secure examination printing solutions to the educational sector. Our strong alliance spans 20 years, and together we currently provide secure documents to over 100 UK institutions, as well as many international organisations. 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.
0121 554 0044 | www.a1securityprint.com
Adare SEC specialises in the design, production, personalisation and mailing of secure documents. We provide certiﬁcates, examination papers, and plastic cards to a number of leading UK and international awarding bodies and education establishments. to combat the growing problems surrounding certiﬁcate and qualiﬁcation fraud, Adare SEC 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.
Advanced Secure Technologies
Advanced Secure Technologies develops pioneering, innovative secure solutions that protect individuals, organisations and the wider society against fraud.
In the field of education we protect qualifications to ensure that the certification of awards are secure. Safeguarding the integrity of the learning and ensuring that the hard work of all stakeholders, learners, centres & awarding organisations, is rewarded.
Our holistic approach to the development of our secure certification solutions uses multiple layers of security across the full certification process, to stop fraud on qualifications. Crucially our solutions empower learners to control their award documents, making it easy for 3rd parties, such as employers, to verify qualifications in a fully self-service online solution.
Our technologies include:
Digital Certificates – Our secure certification software application delivers:
- Secure and audited document production
- Secure laser-printed documents
- Secure digital documents
- Smartphone document verification
- Online award confirmation
- Document re-print ordering
Secure certification papers – Certificates, Transcripts, Unit Certificates, Membership & Registrations
Secure document design, incorporating corporate identities and branding
Secure laser printers with unique print confirmation technology
Aptech Systems Ltd
ASL has developed a new software suite called ADS (Apprenticeship Delivery System) for anyone who is or wants to be a training provider or End Point Assessor. 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?
Understanding awarding organisations (AOs) and their regulation is a specialist area of law. Bates Well is one of the few law firms with a team dedicated to AOs, combining a top-ranked legal practice with consultancy services in strategy, governance, planning and impact measurement. The team’s head is recognised for her expertise in this niche sector by the independent legal directory, Legal 500. Bates Wells AO team understands the business behind developing and awarding prestigious qualifications, as well as the often complex corporate structures and highly regulated aspects of AOs’ businesses.
As a full service firm, with Public and Regulatory, Education, Charity and Social Enterprise teams (among others), Bates Wells is uniquely positioned to advise AOs on a broad range of regulatory, procurement-related, corporate, commercial, education, property, governance, charity, IP, IT and contentious issues.
For more information about how we can help your organisation, please contact Emma Dowden-Teale at [email protected]
BtL is proud to be working at the heart of the awarding market in the UK, providing users with award-winning end-to-end assessment technology. this technology has been trusted by the Surpass community to deliver over 20 million secure, high-stakes examinations. Standard features in the platform keep up with the evolving assessment landscape in the both in the UK and internationally. Developments include: collaborative organisational item authoring; ﬂexible delivery types; and a best-of-breed integration to connect and automate Surpass with other key business systems. Surpass also has an excellent reputation for candidate and test author usability, thanks to dedicated user experience and accessibility teams working alongside talented developers. With an expansive test centre network and cutting edge remote proctoring functionality, Surpass is ready to deliver tests anywhere in the world, on any platform.
The complete platform for assessments.
Civica Assessments, delivered in partnership with New South Wales Education Standards Authority (NESA), is a complete platform for achieving timely, reliable and accurate marking of candidate responses. Delivered in partnership with NESA for high-volume paper based assessments, it also supports online marking. Additional services such as verifications, secure payment facilities and administrative support provide everything you need to deliver successful assessments. Highly configurable and functionally rich, it is easy to use – supporting mobile working for a range of certifying authorities, awarding bodies, testing organisations and other educational institutions. With flexible deployment options and over 25 years’ experience, we have a proven track record of delivering a reliable, efficient and accurate service for high-volume marking. Visit the team in the exhibition hall to find out how your institution can transform your marking processes with Civica.
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. We have integrated support for e-portfolio, learning management systems, eCommerce and student registration systems.
At FAB 2019, we will be showcasing our integrated proctoring service and our full support for the new reforms in Functional Skills.
Creatio are FAB’s Platinum Supplier partner for AO and EPAO workflow solutions which we deliver through our configurable creatiogreen workflow system. It is the most comprehensive and flexible solution in the sector and underpins pretty much every AO/EPAO process from product development, to customer management and quality assurance, to learner registration and certification and assessments to internal governance and self-assessment.
We continually expand creatiogreen throughout the year and we have already put in place a range of industry first features to support emerging regulatory rules associated with the consultations on “Awarding organisation controls for centre assessments” and “Changes to the Conditions of Recognition”.
We also provide a wide range of consultancy services from independent audits; to on-going regulatory advice and support and troubleshooting; to AO recognition applications to sitting on committees as a regulatory advisor.
All of our front-facing team are ex-AO and/or regulatory staﬀ and we use this sector insight and knowledge to continually enhance our services and provide an outstanding level of service to our clients through dedicated Account Managers.
Come and visit us at FAB 2019 to find out more or visit our website www.creatio.org.uk
EinTech more than just a software solutions company. We work with organisations to provide customisable, agile and easy to use eAssessment, eLearning and Anti-Money Laundering systems.
A flexible e-Assessment & eLearning system, designed to specifically meet the requirements of awarding bodies. Provides speedy and efficient:
• Item banking
• Test publishing
• Results management
• Expert marking
• Integration with existing systems
• One touch publishing for global delivery
The system for managing and controlling AML Risks
• Client defined policy and rules
• Ensures continuity & compliance
• Regulatory body approved data
• Client branding and control
• Internal risk rating factor
• Automatic warnings and red flags
FE Week is the premier news service for the FE sector in England. Since its founding in September 2011, FE Week has firmly cemented itself as the go-to news source for FE. We are proud of our reputation for breaking news, investigations and expert analysis, which is second to none in the sector.
Part of what we do as the FE sector’s only dedicated newspaper, is to deliver expert insight and interpretation of complex issues and policies affecting staff within the sector including the professionals attending the conference. Our specialist jobs board, EduWeek Jobs will also be on hand at the conference to discuss all recruitment needs with new and existing clients.
Visit our website: www.feweek.co.uk
Fluence – benchmarking and quality assurance – at scale.
We specialise in teaching Artificial Intelligence (AI) to think like awarding bodies.
Fluence’s AI software is a game changer in benchmarking, quality assurance and compliance.
- Analyse thousands of documents linked to complex quality and benchmarking decisions made by your experts (e.g. curriculum plans, exam production, grading, student complaints, etc.)
- Recognise the quality criteria for these complex tasks, helping you to define a ‘common’ decision standard for your awarding body.
- Replicate these quality assurance processes infinitely across your organisation.
Use Fluence to ensure that everyone in your organisation understands your standards and adheres to them, with no additional workload.
If you are interested in hearing more about what Fluence’s AI-assisted Quality Assurance software can do for you – please come upstairs to visit our stand, check out the tech and have a chat.
The Security Print Division at Hague specialises in fraud prevention, brand protection, and a range of associated software solutions for the education sector.
Over 250 Universities and Awarding Bodies worldwide trust Hague to manage their total document security requirements and many now using Hague to manage their day-to-day fulfilment processes.
PremierCert, Hague’s fully-automated fulfilment solution saves Awarding Bodies both time and money providing valuable tracking and reporting tools. Students can be given direct and free access to their e-documents within a matter of minutes from the awards being issued.
Hague are delighted to be sponsoring the FAB awards for the 7th consecutive year – we look forward to explaining the services we can provide you in more detail at this years conference.
Gordon Associates provide Parnassus, the market-leading portal-style AO business management system, to awarding organisations (AOs). Parnassus supports core AO business functions from centre Approval through to certiﬁcation, including Learner Registration and Management. in addition to this the soon to be launched new module talus delivers support for End Point Assessment (EPA). Parnassus also has Workﬂow and Document Management functionality, enabling AOs to deliver customer-focused solutions. Parnassus is scalable and customisable, with the capability to add optional modules, including exam booking and scheduling. in addition to this, Parnassus integrates fully with the Learner Record Service and many other systems, including eAssessment, finance and cRM systems.
Placing purpose and quality before profit, Peridot Partners is an executive recruitment business transforming leadership and inspiring change with organisations who have social purpose. Since 2009 we have partnered with education and skills providers, membership and professional bodies, social enterprises and not-for-profits to lead their recruitment of executive and senior staff, and non-executive directors, governors and trustees.
Our specialisms include the search and selection of:
- Chief Executives (CEO’s)
- Executive Directors
- Directors, Associate Directors and Heads of Service/Department
- Non-Executive Directors
We’re proud of developing an ultra-flexible, empowering and fun culture. Without a KPI in sight, we focus on long-term, deep rooted relationships that bring value.
We do this through challenging the status quo about what makes good leadership, and this is reflected in our exceptional clients, candidates and close community of change-makers.
Contact: Drew Richardson-Walsh | Associate Director & Head of Practice
The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual) regulates qualifications, examinations and assessments in England. We are independent of government and report directly to Parliament.
We secure qualification standards and promote public confidence in regulated qualifications. We regulate qualifications within the context of government policy. Recently this has been characterised by reform of GCSEs, AS and A levels. Now we are also engaged with the government’s reforms of VTQs including reform of functional skills qualifications, continued implementation of new apprenticeship standards and the introduction of technical qualifications (forming part of T levels).
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 we regulate
- Students and teachers have information on the full range of qualifications we regulate
PSI Services LLC (PSI) has 70 years experience of providing worldwide testing solutions to corporates, national and regional government agencies, professional associations and certifying bodies. PSI offers a comprehensive solutions-focused approach, from test development and psychometrics to delivery and results-processing. As well as managing a global network of secure test centres, PSI is committed to transforming the accepted test delivery model within our industry by improving convenience and accessibility for all test-takers. We combine a vast range and depth of experience in the testing industry with a passion for innovation.
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
Secure and Conﬁdential Documents
Secure and Conﬁdential Documents Limited currently work with over 20 Awarding Organisations to enhance and protect their reputation by applying Best Practice knowledge of exam delivery, allowing them to focus on core activity … right from the very first exam session.
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 / Universities to Professional Bodies.
We provide a full end-to end solution to our exam clients including services such as:
- Typesetting and proof-reading.
- Printing of all exam related materials.
- On Screen Marking software.
- Fulﬁlment services – storage, pick and pack.
- Membership & student print and mailing services – Results, Subscriptions, certiﬁcates
- MCQ scanning and marking services.
- Secure electronic distribution of documents.
- Scanning and data-capture from forms, MCQs.
- Secure document management – Archive, Retrieval, Destruction.
For Awarding Organisations wanting excellence in exam processing, SCD provides a secure, integrated service that maximises efficiency because we’re all in one safe place.
Smart Apprentices the move to independent end-point assessment at the end of the apprenticeship programme is a once in a generation opportunity for Awarding Organisations to modernise and grow their apprenticeship assessment revenue. Smart Apprentices have partnered with a leading AAO to launch the ﬁrst purposely designed technology, Smart EPA, to fully manage EndPoint Assessments, mitigating compliance risks and reducing administration costs and hassle. Drop into our stand 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
Experts within the document management industry, Storetec provide exam script scanning and capture services to some of the largest awarding organisation’s in the UK and worldwide. Using the latest OCR and barcode capture technologies, Storetec can extract any data from scanned examination scripts. Captured data can then be uploaded direct into your e-marking platform, enabling a quicker and more efficient marking process. Scanned examination scripts can be viewed & accessed via Storetec’s cloud-based document management system FreeDocs. Built with security in mind, FreeDocs offers 24/7 tracking and can be tailored to feature e-marking features. Accredited to ISO 27001 for Information Security, Storetec’s digital solution is trusted by leading education and training organisation’s to ensure their data is: secure, protected and compliant.
Storetec are exhibiting at the 2019 FAB conference and will be available to provide advice and guidance on the beneﬁts of digitising examination scripts.
TestReach is a unique cloud-based solution for running computer-based exams. The comprehensive application covers the end-to-end exam process, with advanced functionality for exam authoring, test assembly, delivery, marking, moderation, reporting and integration. All exam delivery methods are provided, including online, oﬄine, assignments and live remote invigilation. Because remote invigilation is an integral part of the application, it can be switched on easily whenever required. With this option, candidates are invigilated over the web by our team of trained supervisors who connect securely to the candidate for the duration of the exam. With TestReach you can create engaging assessments using the advanced authoring tool and roll them out securely, anywhere in the world, at any time, for any number of candidates. As a SaaS solution, TestReach is easy-to-use, quick to roll out and cost-eﬀective, and oﬀers the ﬂexibility to meet a variety of assessment needs all within one single application.
The TALL Group
The TALL Group’s accredited secure print facilities provide the Education sector with the opportunity to make significant savings by offering an end-to-end service in the print, production and personalisation of Awards Certificates and exam papers, provided to awarding bodies, schools, colleges and Universities both in the UK and Internationally.
With over 25 years’ experience in the production, inventory management and delivery of certificates, TALL has worked with organisations to reduce the risk of certificate fraud through personalisation using both overt and covert devices and now, implementing the latest technological advancements to introduce RFI chips, secure QR codes and premium laser etched materials to fight fraudulent production and tampering of certificates.
The introduction of these new and advanced technologies offers organisations and users alike the opportunity to follow a chain of provenance, verifying the authenticity of the certificate using a mobile app and on-line verification service provided by the TALL Group.
TPP Education & Training is a specialist division within TPP Recruitment dedicated to sourcing all types of awarding and professional body employees, including End Point Assessment, Qualification, Assessment and Product Developers, Quality Assurance professionals, Apprenticeship, CPD and E-learning specialists. Our consultants are renowned for recruiting permanent, temporary, contract or consultancy staff with an awarding or professional body related background from junior through to senior appointment level.
TPP Recruitment’s divisions cover Finance, IT & Facilities, Fundraising & Development, Health & Social Care, Human Resources, Leadership & Development, MarComms & Digital, Office & Specialist Support. TPP provide a variety of free services through its Giving Back programme including sector-specific seminars and free use of our boardroom.
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Turnitin is your partner in fostering original thinking and supporting authentic learning. Turnitin solutions promote academic integrity, streamline grading and feedback, and improve outcomes across educational levels and content areas.
Our premier solution, Feedback Studio, is an integrated originality checking and feedback service that helps teachers improve student writing and outcomes. Unlimited draft submissions maximise the opportunity for formative learning, industry-leading plagiarism detection ensures that students know how to properly cite and reference the ideas of others, and standards-aligned feedback tools streamline the process of helping students improve as writers and critical thinkers.
Further, by minimising the risk of academic malpractice and quality issues in student writing, Turnitin helps schools to meet stringent requirements set by awarding bodies. Marking time is reduced by 38% and teachers are supported in effectively developing their students’ academic skills to prepare them for higher education and beyond.