• Federation of Awarding Bodies gets the lawyers in over T-levels

    The Federation of Awarding Bodies is gearing up for possible legal action over T-levels following the start of a controversial tender process, FE Week can reveal. The government launched its hunt for awarding organisations to deliver the new qualifications with two “market engagement” events earlier this month. But AOs have been left fuming over the

    9.11 Jun. 22nd, 2018 | News

  • Ascentis named as awarding organisation of the year

    Ascentis has been crowned awarding organisation of the year on an exciting night for the sector. The Federation of Awarding Bodies held its annual awards presentation at a special dinner during the organisation’s annual conference in Leicester. This featured finalists for awarding organisation of the year, qualification of the year, team of the year, individual

    16.04 Oct. 23rd, 2017 | News

  • Government is making dangerous errors on apprenticeship assessment

    Although the new policy on assessment organisations is intended to drive down overall costs, it’s likely to impact quality at this critical time in the reform programme, says Rob May Imagine you own a plumbing business. Your business is contracted to fit the water supply for a newly designed hotel complex. The plans look challenging,

    14.45 Mar. 1st, 2017 | Opinion

  • Federation of Awarding Bodies appoints new chair and vice chair

    A new chair and vice chair have been appointed at the Federation of Awarding Bodies, the membership organisation for vocational awarding bodies in the UK.   The appointments of Paul Eeles (pictured above) and Terry Fennell (pictured below left) were announced today at the first day of the Annual FAB Conference, at the Marriott Hotel in

    17.30 Oct. 20th, 2016 | News

  • Ofqual boss urged to 'fight' for apprenticeship assessment watchdog role

    “Stand up and fight” to become the apprenticeship assessment watchdog – that was the call to Ofqual’s boss from new Federation of Awarding Bodies chair Paul Eeles at conference today. The role has currently been laid at the door of the Skills Funding Agency, which has been slow to approve organisations to carry out new

    16.28 Oct. 20th, 2016 | News