Associate members are awarding bodies and end-point assessment organisations that are not regulated by one of the public regulators governing qualifications in the UK but have their status conferred by a public authority (e.g. Privy Council, QAA, ESFA). This includes organisations outside the UK that have their status conferred by public authorities in the countries in which they operate, e.g. NSDC in India.
Associate members are not part of the formal governance structure of the Federation of Awarding Bodies and associate members do not sit on the Federation’s Policy Groups.