POLICY LAB

Leading change

The research and policy development hub for the awarding and assessment industry, providing information, ideas and advice on qualifications and assessment policy.

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The participation of our members in developing our policies is essential to our work. We convene a range of policy, operational and specialist groups to facilitate their input and encourage members to feed into our consultation responses, submissions and requests for evidence. This ensures that our voice is the voice of the experts in qualifications and assessment.

The policy groups shape the Federation’s policies and report into both the National Strategy Forum and the Board of Directors. They are part of our governance structure and are open to full members only.

The operational groups and special interest groups bring together members to discuss their respective areas. They are not part of our formal governance structure. They are open to full members. Associate members may join the group with prior agreement from the Chair.

Policy, operational and specialist groups

National Strategy Forum

This group develops our national policy positions and advises our board on overall strategy.

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Technical Education Policy Group

This group develops policy on all aspects of technical education UK-wide.

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Regulatory Impact Group

This group oversees regulatory issues and changes across the UK’s awarding and assessment landscape.

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End Point Assessment Operational Group

This group advises our Technical Education Group on policy and regulatory matters relating to end-point assessment and EPAOs.

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Public Affairs Strategy Group

This group oversees development and implementation of our public affairs plan.

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International Forum

A forum for bringing members together to discuss emerging policy and international initiatives.


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Wales Group

A group bringing together members to discuss regulation and policy in Wales.

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Food Safety Forum

A forum bringing together members with an interest in food safety.

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Scotland Group

A group bringing together members to discuss regulation and policy in Scotland.

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Functional Skills Group

A group bringing together members to support one another in the delivery of functional skills.

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Open constulations, submissions and requests for evidence