Exhibitor breakfast fringe sessions

Exhibitor breakfast fringe sessions

Exhibitor Fringe Sessions

These breakfast fringe sessions take place during breakfast on 20 October at the Marriott Hotel.

They are hosted by exhibitors and are an opportunity for delegates to find out more about the services offered by suppliers.

Delegates of FAB 2017 can register for these seminars directly with the supplier.

Technology and the Commercial Landscape for Vocational AOs

Technology and the Commercial Landscape for Vocational AOs

The commercial landscape is changing quickly, with no sign of it slowing down! Amongst the complexity and change, there are some great market opportunities which AOs are well-placed to benefit from. Technology services are important in many of these opportunities. This session looks at some of the practical near-future ways to augment AO services with better technology.

John is a business leader with a track record of growth in education and technology. He has specialised in standards, qualifications and assessment through the three companies he has helped to build over 20 years: BTL Group Ltd (www.btl.com), Virtual College (www.virtual-college.co.uk) and his current business, AlphaPlus (www.alphaplusconsultancy.co.uk). A friendly down-to-earth discussion of reality, challenges and opportunities for AOs. What better way to start the day?

Contact Adaora Gyekye on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 0161 2499 249
An Overview of the latest features in Surpass

An Overview of the latest features in Surpass

This session will focus on the latest innovations and features coming to the imminent Surpass 2017 Autumn release. We will look at how these features have been added with your workflow and user experience in mind to create a more efficient working environment. A member of our specialist documentation and training team will be on hand to demonstrate this functionality and answer any questions.

The session will include: adding question items to the introduction section of a test, adding multiple pieces of media to an item, and applying marked learning outcomes to items.

Don’t miss this perfect opportunity to bring your questions and talk to other organisations about getting the most out of Surpass.

To book your place in this fringe session, please visit www.btl.com/fab and enter your details into the Eventbrite form.
Velsoft - INSTANT eLearning

Velsoft - INSTANT eLearning

Changing the economic model of how eLearning is created.

Imagine creating quality eLearning in minutes rather than months. Velsoft’s instant eLearning technology (called znanja) has been described by eLearning academics and thought leaders worldwide as ground breaking. Jim Fitt, the Canadian Founder of Velsoft, will show you exactly why and how to create eLearning content faster and easier then you ever thought possible. Znanja sets a new benchmark for LMS/VLE solutions and completely disrupts and changes the economic model with:

  • automatic, direct-to-eLearning conversion technology
  • ‘live’ editing of eLearning courses
  • 800+ eLearning courses built-in and easily customizable
  • collaborative eLearning development
  • content and courseware sustainability

Don’t miss this presentation.

Jim Fitt is CEO and founder of Velsoft and is responsible for all aspects of the business. Under Fitt’s leadership, Velsoft has grown from a small ebook publisher to an award winning global leader in customizable courseware development, eLearning and other educational technologies. Jim takes pride in continually pushing the boundaries of what is possible in online education by disrupting learning and development with innovations and flexibility that challenge the economic model of how organizations train their people. Join Jim as he demonstrates how he is disrupting norms with Velsoft’s new instant eLearning technology.

To book a place at this seminar please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Should AOs be concerned about formative assessment or just leave this up to providers?

Should AOs be concerned about formative assessment or just leave this up to providers?

In the increasingly competitive context of summative assessment provision and the potentially significant implications of the Skills Plan, is it possible for AOs to offer formative assessment services to complement their summative offering and in so doing differentiate their qualification and apprenticeship products from competitors without falling foul of the regulator?

With the potential impact of the skills plan and how best to build and maintain competitive edge this is a session not to be missed - only 12 places available, so please book early!

4. Contact details and how to book Natalie Pustam, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Tel: 0715 655 017, www.digitalassess.com

Collaborative authoring with GradeMaker Pro

Collaborative authoring with GradeMaker Pro

Creating exam content is a highly collaborative process: even before content is formally reviewed by moderators or revisers, authors find ways to share ideas, provide feedback on what works, and even jointly write some items.

In this session, we’ll look at how GradeMaker Pro’s exam authoring system supports collaborative authoring safely, securely and effectively by:

  • Allowing senior authors to view items being written in real time by their team;
  • Enable items to be transferred between team members, at the same time controlling ownership of the item;
  • Facilitating secure communication through notes held at item level.

This practical session will be of interest to exam authors, exam content development agencies and awarding bodies.

To register for this sessions please contact Melissa at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Successfully Navigating the Online Future of your Awarding Body

Successfully Navigating the Online Future of your Awarding Body

‘If you’re standing still, you’re moving backwards. The reality of running an Awarding Body is that there is a constant requirement to move forwards. Whether that’s to meet the expectations of your course providers or students, or to improve business processes and internal efficiencies. NetXtra partner with a number of FAB members enabling them to navigate their online future.

As Theodore Roosevelt once said ‘Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground. Hear some inspiring ideas and stories of how other Awarding Bodies are doing just that.’

Make the most of the final day of the conference by joining NetXtra and their FAB member partners for breakfast and be inspired by their insightful approach and success stories of using technological solutions to help awarding bodies move forwards.

Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to book your place or call Melissa Wiggins on 01787 319393 / 07710 393191.

Smart End Point Assessment Technology – 7 steps to EPA success

Smart End Point Assessment Technology – 7 steps to EPA success

End-Point Assessments present huge opportunities for Apprenticeship Awarding Organisations, but with it comes compliance risk and administrative costs.

Smart Apprentices have partnered with a leading AAO to launch the first purposely designed technology, Smart EPA, to fully manage End-Point Assessments.

Our Smart EPA Business Development Director will share with you our best practice process of managing successful end-point assessments and demonstrate how our innovative new technology gives you the confidence and peace of mind to harvest this exciting new opportunity.

Find out about our best practice process, and innovative technology, before the session at www.smartepa.com SEPA, we've got you covered!

The move to independent end-point assessment at the end of the apprenticeship programme is a once in a generation opportunity for Awarding Organisations to modernise and grow their apprenticeship assessment revenue. Come to our 7 steps for EPA success seminar to find out how.

To reserve your place drop an e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., ping him a text on 07712 515907 or book online www.smartepa.com on our news & events page.
What are AO professionals paid? Results from the UK’s second annual sector salary survey

What are AO professionals paid? Results from the UK’s second annual sector salary survey

In this short session, we’ll take a look at the results from TPP and FAB’s Awarding Organisations Employee Salary and Benefits Survey 2017, how they compare to last year and what is important to employees in the sector.

Kristina Preston and Warren Riley from TPP Recruitment will highlight key points from the survey results, followed by a discussion about the results and their implications.

Come along and find out how your salary compares to your peers.

To book your place, please contact Kristina or Warren on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 020 7198 6090.