FAB 2017 Awards
Entry to the Awards closes at 5pm on 14 July and finalists will be announced in the week commencing 31 July. The winners will be announced at the FAB Awards dinner on 19 October 2017.
Entering an Award is a great way to:
- Motivate your team or colleague
- Demonstrate excellence
- Raise the profile of your organisation
- Highlight and celebrate the best in our sector
- Awarding Organisation of the Year
- Qualification of the Year
- Individual of the Year
- Team of the Year
- Innovation of the Year
FAB 2017 Award Categories
Awarding organisation of the year
- about the exceptional activity or development that makes your AO different.
- how this came about and what challenges were faced.
- what difference it has made to the organisation, centres and/or learners.
- how this contributes to the development of the awarding industry as a whole.
- how it demonstrates the value of AOs to the education and skills sector.
- why you deserve to win this award this year.
Qualification of the year
- about the qualification e.g. size, level, overview of content, assessment, target market.
- how the qualification fits with the other qualifications offered by your organization (if it does).
- about the need that the qualification was designed to meet.
- how well the qualification meets that need and possibly has exceeded expectations.
- any feedback from employers, centres, learners or others about the qualification.
- what makes the qualification exceptional and so why it deserves to win this year.
Individual of the year
- how the individual exhibits exemplary service in their daily work and the contribution they make to the organisation, centres, learners and/or the awarding industry.
- how the individual shows commitment to quality in carrying out job responsibilities and is an asset to the staff of his/her department.
- how they take their initiative and carry out additional responsibilities beyond their regular role.
- how they show a positive attitude toward work responsibilities, co-workers, and customers and serve as a role model for others.
- why they deserve to win the award this year.
Team of the year
- what the function of the team is and its place within the organisation.
- how have the team demonstrated excellent practice and/or developed leading edge ideas.
- what difference has this made to the organisation, centres, learners and/or the awarding industry.
- what challenges (if any) were faced by the team in developing this excellent leading edge practice and how did they overcome them.
- why does this team deserve to win the award this year.
Innovation of the year
- overview of the Innovation.
- what research & development was undertaken prior to the launch.
- how the innovation has helped the organisation, centres and/or learners.
- how any challenges were faced/overcome.
- about potential for growth/improvement/further development.
- why the innovation deserves to win the award this year.
10 tips for entering
Increase your chances of winning by entering more than one Award category or more than one team, innovation, qualification or individual for their respective category. It’s free to enter!
Tell us why your entry deserves to win the award. Awarding organisations vary hugely in terms of number of employees, turnover, type of organisation, sectors they work in and number of qualifications that they deliver. Each nomination received will be considered equally.
Don’t exceed the word count of 1,000 words. Judges have a lot of entries to consider so keep your entry relevant.
Make sure you submit your entry on time. The deadline is 5pm on 14 July. Don’t leave preparing your entry until the last minute.
Use a programme such as Word to prepare your answer so that you can monitor your word count, spell check more easily and proof read before submitting. Copy and paste your entry to the Surveymonkey form when you are ready to submit it.
Keep your submission focussed, addressing each of the points that we ask for information about. All entries will state that their organisation, team, qualification, innovation or individual are excellent – give us evidence – quotes from centres, financials or other evidence will help.
Ask a colleague to proof read your entry before submitting. Ask them to consider your entry from the perspective of the judges. It is easy to miss important points that can turn a good entry into an excellent entry.
Always be truthful in the information that you provide.
Don’t just copy and paste information from your website or PR material. It is important to tailor your information making sure you address the points that we ask information about in each category.
Make sure you enter the right category. Read the description carefully to help decide which is most appropriate.
Process for judging the Awards
There are two steps in the process for appointing a winner for each category. All entries go through a sifting process to agree the finalists. The entries from the finalists are then considered by our panel of judges. The decision made by the judges is final.
The finalists will be announced in August and FAB will undertake some PR activity to promote the shortlisted entries.
The winners for each category will be announced at the FAB Awards on 19 October 2017 and will be presented with an Award. Photos will be taken at the event and we will undertake PR activity with the winners following the conference.
The FAB 2016 Award winners were:
Awarding Organisation of the Year (Sponsored by Cirrus Assessment)
Chartered Management Institute
Institute of Directors Professional Standards Team
Qualification of the Year (Sponsored by PSI)
AIM Awards Level 3 Diploma and Extended Diploma in Games, Animation and VFX Skills
Individual Contribution of the Year (Sponsored by Gordon Associates)
Paul Morrison, Quality Manager TQUK
Innovation of the Year (Sponsored by British Council)
YMCA Awards Online Learning Games, YMCA Awards