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.
FEDERATION CORE POLICY GROUPS
The core 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.
National Strategy Forum
This group develops our national policy positions and advises our board on overall strategy.
Technical Education Policy Group
This group develops policy on all aspects of technical education UK-wide.Find out more
Regulatory Impact Group
This group oversees regulatory issues and changes across the UK’s awarding and assessment landscape.Find out more
End Point Assessment Operational Group
This group advises our Technical Education Group on policy and regulatory matters relating to end-point assessment and EPAOs.Find out more
Public Affairs Strategy Group
This group oversees development and implementation of our public affairs plan.
A forum for bringing members together to discuss emerging policy and international initiatives.
FEDERATION SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS
The special interest groups bring together members to discuss their respective areas and 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.
Performance and Creative Arts Forum
For those interested in performance & creative arts qualifications.Find out more
A group bringing together members to discuss regulation and policy in Wales.Find out more
Functional Skills Group
A group bringing together members to support one another in the delivery of functional skills.Find out more
A group bringing together members to discuss regulation and policy in Scotland.Find out more
Northern Ireland Group
A group bringing together members to discuss regulation and policy in Northern Ireland.Find out more
OTHER GROUPS FOR AWARDING ORGANISATIONS
The Federation has varying levels of involvement in the groups below, which are all awarding-organisation led. They are not formerly affiliated with the Federation and some may include non-members. Details are provided here to support members in collaborating with colleagues on shared topics and issues.