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    FAB 2016: Conference, Awards and Exhibition

    The only two day conference for awarding body staff

The FAB 2016 Conference, Awards and Exhibition is taking place on Thursday 20 and Friday 21 October at the Marriott Hotel in Leicester.

This year’s FAB conference is the premier event aimed at those working in or with awarding organisations.

Each year at the conference we reflect on the amount of change that the industry is facing and this year we seem to be facing it an unparalleled pace.    

The recently published Report of the Independent Panel on Technical Education and the Government’s Post-16 Skills Plan seem set to shake up the technical education landscape. We also have an expanded remit for the Department for Education bringing FE, Skills and Higher Education into their remit – overseen by a new Minister, Justine Greening MP – and of course we face the continuing impact of the UK exiting the European Union.

Speakers at the FAB conference will provide you with the latest industry information and as usual we have a selection of seminars providing the opportunity to discuss issues.

The FAB Awards dinner, now in its second year, is taking place on the evening of the first day of the conference.

This year we are pleased to have a record number of exhibitors showcasing their products and services.


FAB Sponsors

Headline Sponsor
Cirrus Assessment

Cirrus Assessment

Programme Sponsor
Portico Consulting

Portico Consulting

Badge Sponsor
Secure and Confidential Documents

Secure and Confidential Documents

Media partner

FAB Exhibitors

Cirrus Assessment
Portico Consulting
Secure and Confidential Documents
Apech Systems Ltd
British Council
Proctor U
Digital Assess
Alpha Plus
Advanced Secure
A1 Security Print
Adare Inspired Communications
Pearson Vue
eCom Scotland
TPP Recruitment
FE Week
Identity Papers


  • It was hugely worthwhile investing the time and money in attending the conference as I gained a lot of very useful information and met people who are key to my business. It was good to have a choice of seminars and the whole event seemed to run very smoothly...
  • A very interesting conference with much gained...
  • I think you did an excellent job with this year's conference - best one yet...
  • Much food for thought which will influence my thinking in the very near future...