Who is exhibiting at FAB 2018?

Who is exhibiting at FAB 2018?

Headline sponsor of FAB 2018

Awarding Organisations issuing eDocuments, such as eCertificates and eTranscripts are delivering new services for their centres and learners, improving customer experience, enhancing learner employability, reducing costs and supporting membership recruitment.

Advanced Secure Technologies supports these initiatives with our Digital Certificates system that allows AO’s to issue both print and digital qualification documents, in an efficient and secure in-house process.

eCertificates - At the FAB Conference we’ll be demonstrating how the Digital Certificates solution is enabling Awarding Organisations to deliver eCertificates for their Training Centres, Learners, and Employers through a secure online portal.

Secure Certificates - Advanced Secure Certificate Papers offer unique, high level and patented security features that are currently protecting the awards of more than 120 Awarding organisations and Universities.

We look forward to discussing eCertificates with you at FAB 2018. Phone: 029 2077 6800 or visit our website www.advancedsecure.co.uk .

The exhibition is held over two floors at the Marriott Hotel on both 18 and 19 October.  Some exhibitors are holding breakfast fringe sessions on the morning of 19 October.  In alphabetical order, the following companies are exhibiting at FAB 2018. 

A1 Security Print

A1 Security Print

A1 Security Print work in close partnership with Denote Print to provide secure examination printing solutions to the educational sector. Our strong alliance spans 20 years, and together we currently provide secure documents to over 100 UK institutions, as well as many international organisations.

Whether it’s the printing and personalisation of secure certificates and diplomas, the printing of examination question and answer papers, or the accurate production of OMR and ICR forms, we provide a secure, dependable and flexible service that meets the individual requirements of awarding bodies and exceeds their expectations.

Our strict verification procedures guarantee the integrity of your data throughout the whole production process, and our highly efficient variable data printing processes and finishing solutions ensure that your time critical projects are delivered on time to the high standards that you demand.

In addition, our bespoke software solutions include real time reporting and even document verification applications.

Phone: 0121 554 0044 or visit our website www.a1securityprint.com
Adare SEC

Adare SEC

Adare SEC specialises in the design, production, personalisation and mailing of secure documents. We provide certificates, examination papers, and plastic cards to a number of leading UK and international awarding bodies and education establishments.

To combat the growing problems surrounding certificate and qualification fraud, Adare has developed a secure certificate and examination printing solution. Trusted by leading awarding bodies, we work with our customers to design and produce high quality, secure certificates at our purpose built secure facility.

Our unique certificate personalisation capabilities and expertise enable us to handle data and manufacture certificates that are fully protected against fraudulent tampering.

Our vast experience and proven ability to deliver complex, time-sensitive projects makes us a perfect partner for your certificate and examination printing needs.

In addition, if your organisation has members, we can improve the quality, cost and efficiency of your membership communications through our plastic card production and fulfillment services.

Visit our website www.adarsec.com
Advanced Secure Technologies

Advanced Secure Technologies

Awarding Organisations issuing eDocuments, such as eCertificates and eTranscripts are delivering new services for their centres and learners, improving customer experience, enhancing learner employability, reducing costs and supporting membership recruitment.

Advanced Secure Technologies supports these initiatives with our Digital Certificates system that allows AO’s to issue both print and digital qualification documents, in an efficient and secure in-house process.

eCertificates - At the FAB Conference we’ll be demonstrating how the Digital Certificates solution is enabling Awarding Organisations to deliver eCertificates for their Training Centres, Learners, and Employers through a secure online portal.

Secure Certificates - Advanced Secure Certificate Papers offer unique, high level and patented security features that are currently protecting the awards of more than 120 Awarding organisations and Universities.

We look forward to discussing eCertificates with you at FAB 2018.

Phone: 029 2077 6800 or visit our website www.advancedsecure.co.uk
Alpha Plus

Alpha Plus

AlphaPlus is an education consultancy specialising in the design, development and deployment of qualifications and their underpinning assessments, and the evaluation of their performance and impact.

AlphaPlus offers a wide range of support services for Awarding Organisations ranging from qualification and assessment development through to support for HR and recruitment. Our work with AOs dates back over a decade, and our team comprises people with senior experience in running AOs and specialist skills in areas such as assessment design, and policy and regulation. Our work is customised to AOs' particular needs, and designed to work alongside existing teams. Our approach is collaborative, and all our clients are treated with discretion and confidentiality.

Here are some typical examples of what we do:

  1. Helping professional bodies redesign their membership and certification processes
  2. Developing new professional and occupational standards
  3. Developing new qualifications and curriculums
  4. Writing high stakes assessments for awarding organisations such as AOs and Government agencies
  5. Providing an outsourced turnkey examinations service
  6. Supporting regulators with their work to oversee examinations
  7. Providing statistical analysis of assessment data
  8. Moving assessments from on-paper to on-screen

For more information on any of the above services please contact John Winkley This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Fiona Myles-Hook This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Aptech Systems Ltd

Aptech Systems Ltd

ASL has developed a new software suite called ADS (Apprenticeship Delivery System) for anyone who is or wants to be a training provider or End Point Assessor.

ADS compromises two modules. Firstly, an e-Portfolio system for knowledge, skills and competency assessment delivery and secondly a 360 behavioural assessment system for 360 degree assessment delivery.

This second module has behavioural assessment for team work, communication skills etc., from self, employer, assessor, training provider, manager, peers etc., grading/marks with average score per assessment area or topic and many more features.

Here at Aptech we are very excited about the forthcoming opportunities arising from the new Trailblazer Apprenticeship Framework, and we are ready for it. Are you ?.............

Visit our website www.amcofm.co.uk
Assessor's Guild

Assessor's Guild

The Assessors Guild is the Professional Membership Body set up by The Federation of Industry Sector Skills and Standards (FISSS). Its vision is to represent the assessment sector through quality benchmarked CPD opportunities and Professional Standards as well as to provide a voice to the assessment community by providing a member portal with access to jobs, professional development, policy and news updates.

Membership to The Assessors Guild will improve standing and credibility of the assessment community and improve employability through the commitment to CPD, our Code of Conduct and Professional Standards.

Membership will enable assessors and quality assurers to become part of a community with representation and a voice. The assessment community is rapidly growing and advancing in terms of both skills and required capacity so membership will allow The Assessor to fulfil their duties with assurance and commitment.

It is vital that the assessment community work consistently across a quality framework to ensure learners achieve and organisations and regulatory bodies have the confidence in a system that works. The Assessors Guild have a range of individual and corporate memberships that are suitable for a diverse range of people working in and across assessment.

We are an advocate for technical, vocational and end point assessors and quality assurers, offering a comprehensive support network for our members.
Botosoft Technologies

Botosoft Technologies

Botosoft Technologies has successfully delivered projects that have had a positive impact on millions of people’s lives. Our catalogue of clients includes projects that facilitate upward mobility for citizens all over the globe through solutions in fraud prevention, anti-counterfeit and identity provision. This is a driving force behind what we do and is a core principle shared throughout the company; we design solutions to benefit your organisation, so you can go on and benefit the world. As a provider of bespoke solutions and services, we develop each project using an entirely client-centric approach. While we do specialise in a variety of areas, rather than offer organisations ‘off-the-shelf’ solutions, we develop our offering hand-in-hand with our clients resulting in a truly tailored delivery that will continue to grow and advance alongside your organisation's needs.

Find out more at www.botosoft.com



Surpass, the Assessment Platform created by BTL

BTL is proud to be working at the heart of the awarding market in the UK, providing users with award-winning end-to-end assessment technology. This technology has been trusted by the Surpass Community to deliver over 20 million secure, high-stakes examinations.

Standard features in the platform keep up with the evolving assessment landscape in the both in the UK and internationally. Developments include: collaborative organisational item authoring; flexible delivery types; and a best-of-breed integration to connect and automate Surpass with other key business systems. Surpass also has an excellent reputation for candidate and test author usability, thanks to dedicated user experience and accessibility teams working alongside talented developers.

With an expansive test centre network and cutting edge remote proctoring functionality, Surpass is ready to deliver tests anywhere in the world, on any platform.

Visit our website www.btl.com


BWB is a professional services consultancy, combining a top legal practice with impact, advisory and compliance advisory services. The firm works with a wide range of clients, large and small, across a variety of sectors – from established businesses, charities and social enterprises to innovative start-ups and high-profile individuals.

Understanding awarding organisations (AOs) and Ofqual regulation is a specialist area of law. BWB is one of the few law firms with a dedicated team providing legal services to bodies on Ofqual’s Register of Regulated Qualifications, including several chartered institutes and sports governing bodies. We understand the business behind providing and developing prestigious vocational qualifications. As a full service firm, we advise AOs on a broad range of commercial, regulatory, property and litigation issues. Particular specialist advice includes Ofqual regulation, including obtaining regulatory opinions; centre agreements; disputes between awarding organisations and centres; and merging Ofqual-related organisations.

The regulation of qualifications being provided overseas is a very current issue for AOs and Ofqual. BWB has advised a number of AOs on their operations outside of England & Wales and have guided AOs through the dos and don’ts of operating overseas, including which learners are and aren’t regulated.

For more information about the work we do for Awarding Organisations, please contact Emma Dowden-Teale at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..



Creatio Creatio provides a wide range of services to Awarding Organisations (AO):

Consultancy services from independent audits; on-going regulatory advice and support and trouble-shooting; AO recognition applications to sitting on committees as a regulatory advisor. Our consultants are ex-AO and/or regulatory staff and have gained AO recognition for numerous organisations under the General Conditions and therefore have an excellent understanding of regulatory requirements and expectations.

The creatiogreen system – an intuitive centre and AO focussed workflow solution that is configured to meet an AO’s needs and underpins their Governance, Qualification Development, Centre Management and Learner Registration/Certification processes. It has been expanded to support the end-to-end AAO/EPA lifecycle from apprenticeship set-up, to enrollment/registration to the booking and allocation of external assessors as well as holding achievement outcomes and evidence.

Visit us during the conference to find out more. Phone Alan Long on 07985 193 541, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit our website www.creatio.org.uk


Our experienced team bring together expertise in assessment development, exam administration, instructional design and eLearning development with a deep understanding of how to future-proof technology so as to provide flexible, scalable and sustainable solutions.

We have helped all sizes of organisations with our easy to deploy, fully managed solutions including: awarding organisations; training providers; certification bodies; professional bodies; third sector; organisations; government departments and corporations.

Our assessment platform – XAMS – is used by many of the UK leading awarding organisations and has delivered examinations to large numbers of students – online, offline and on paper – across the world.

At FAB 2018 we will be also be demonstrating our new learning portal which provides timely and affordable access to over 400 eLearning vocational learning titles, from a wide range of publishers, covering all sectors.

Visit our website www.coelrind.co.uk


There has been a huge increase in online courses and now courses can be accessed from anywhere in the world.

Qualification management needs to support this change by enabling awarding bodies greater flexibility, better control and increased security. We built Ecertsecure with this in mind, providing online certificate creation, remote printing, digital distribution and secure validation from anywhere in the world.

Whether issuing traditional paper secure certificates or digital certificates, Ecertsecure provides a bespoke platform, built around your processes, with automation and compliance at its heart.

With technology borrowed from the passport industry, Ecertsecure is at its best when generating and distributing secure digital certificates – easily created and automatically emailed to each candidate with your own personalised message.

If you are personalising certificates in-house, Ecertsecure is a powerful tool for generating overprint documents en masse via simple data upload, while adding security features.

Or why not completely outsource your certificate process, with Ecertsecure as the control platform.

As the world becomes increasingly globalised, it’s important that your certificates are able to meet the demands of students on the move. Visit our website at www.ecertsecure.co.uk.


EinTech - more than just a software solutions company.

We believe that the key to a successful partnership is working with you to understand your processes and requirements – developing a system that is easy to use, cost effective, reliable and provides the information you need to manage your programmes.

ROGO - A customisable e-Assessment & eLearning delivery system, designed specifically to meet the requirements of awarding bodies.

Rogo enables organisations to:

  • Develop, Deliver and Score, secure, high stakes assessments.
  • Create complex items with complex scoring.
  • Collaborate on item creation, marking and moderation.
  • Manage eLearning programmes and Develop formative assessments with detailed feedback and candidate tracking.
  • Manage and Monitor assignment based programmes - apprenticeships, CPD.
  • Analyse ad Report on all data collected.

We deliver tests globally in 120 countries including many with poor internet connectivity, including Central Africa, China and Russia.

Call +44 (0) 203 151 1331, or visit www.getrogo.com
Hague Print

Hague Print

Certificate fraud can damage an Awarding body’s brand and jeopardise their reputation as providers of high quality qualifications.

With over 30 years’ experience, Hague has a strong reputation within the Education sector. We supply secure certificates and transcripts to over 200 Universities and Awarding bodies worldwide.

To make sure that an Awarding Body’s resources are used in the most productive and cost-effective way, Hague have a fully automated exam paper and certificate/transcript overprinting solution that will save the institution both time and money. Bespoke daily reports and tracking spreadsheets can be provided to tell you where your documents have been sent to around the UK or around the world.

Working closely with our customers, we offer flexible solutions tailored to their needs whilst helping them fight the risk of fraud and protect their brand.


Inspera Assessment is the European leader and Nordic innovator in high-stakes e-examinations with a full service cloud-based, SaaS end-to-end solution. Our e-examination solution is trusted by leading education and training organisations to deliver high volume, secure, and collaborative examinations. We deliver millions of e-examinations annually to high profile, trusted partners and clients within strategic organisations such as awarding bodies, higher education institutions, colleges of further education, public sector, private training, and adult and community learning.

Inspera Assessment is a secure, robust and flexible e-assessment platform that is easy to use and supports the entire assessment lifecycle for a range of formative and summative assessment types. Our innovative technology approach, know-how and service level needed to succeed with large-scale implementation of e-assessments ensures students and key stakeholders have a seamless, effective experience.

Visit our website: www.inspera.com


NetXtra devise business solutions of magnitude that empower organisations to streamline their processes and enable you to effectively engage with your audiences online. We have invested over twenty years into understanding and meeting the unique needs of organisations in your sector.

Our mission is to make ‘our knowledge your success’. We achieve that through establishing and building meaningful relationships with those we work with. This foundation enables us to gain a unique understanding of your organisation and business processes.

NetXtra’s business analysis capability enables us to collaboratively identify and implement actionable insights. These insights inform your business logic and rules, and will result in the creation of business critical systems. The successful implementation and application of these systems provides further insight and knowledge which underpin your successful ongoing transformation.

Some of our 100+ clients include FAB member organisations such as;

  • National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health
  • Pensions Management Institute
  • British Institute of Facilities Management
  • Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons
  • Council for Dance Education and Training members the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing.

The scope of digital solutions we provide is vast, from the development of beautiful intuitive websites and complex integration projects through to the delivery of evidence management systems, CPI (Course Provider Interface) and CPD portals. The CPI enables Course Providers to add and manage their own exams and other services which saves awarding bodies like yours valuable resource.

We’d love to meet you at FAB 2017, and would encourage you to come and visit us at stand 23 on the mezzanine level.

Phone: 01787 319393, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit our website www.netxtra.net


Gordon Associates provide Parnassus, the market-leading portal-style AO business management system for Awarding Organisations (AO’s). Parnassus supports NQF, QCF and RQF and manages core AO business functions from Centre Approval through to Certification, including Learner Registration and Management.

Parnassus is scalable and customizable, with the capability to add optional modules, including Exam booking and scheduling. New up and coming Parnassus features include a CRM module, which delivers Document Management and Workflow, enabling AO’s to deliver customer focused solutions. Please also ask about our proposed new module for managing End-Point Assessments.

For further information come to our stand or see www.parnassusonline.com +44 (0)1242 529 820
Portico Consulting

Portico Consulting

Quartz is the market-leading IT system chosen by over 30 Awarding Organisations. It is a uniquely comprehensive system supporting: registrations, award, certification and AuthentiQual© eCertification; qualification development; business development, sales and marketing; centre approval and centre management; compliance and quality assurance; automated work-flow management; and support for AAO’s.

Quartz supports a wide range of registration, enrolment and assessment models, including centre and external assessment models, including examinations. This reflects the flexibility Quartz provides to meet diverse and changing local needs, delivered through unrivalled depth and breadth of functionality. Quartz provides multiple data input options, and tightly integrates with eAssessment and Finance systems, and with the PLR and LRS, and includes A2C compliance.

Quartz includes a centre portal, AO-administration module, candidate portal, and extensive business reporting. “On-line analytical processing” (OLAP) provides senior management with key information; ad-hoc and standard reports meet operational, management, and marketing needs; and Quartz provides centres with self-service information.

Visit our website www.porticoconsulting.co.uk


PSI Services LLC (PSI) has 70 years’ experience of providing worldwide testing solutions to corporates, national and regional government agencies, professional associations and certifying bodies. PSI offers a comprehensive solutions-focused approach, from test development and psychometrics to delivery and results-processing. As well as managing a global network of secure test centres, PSI is committed to transforming the accepted test delivery model within our industry by improving convenience and accessibility for all test-takers. We combine a vast range and depth of experience in the testing industry with a passion for innovation.

This drive to innovate and leverage next-generation technologies has allowed PSI to develop test delivery models, many of which are unique to the testing industry, including:

  • Browser-based test platform
  • Performance-based testing in the Cloud
  • Online interactive proctoring
  • Record and review proctoring
  • Testing kiosks
  • Mobile offline test centres
More information is available at www.psionline.com/international


Questionmark's assessment technologies enable organisations to get trustworthy results when measuring knowledge, skills, abilities and attitudes for certification, workforce learning, regulatory compliance and sales-force readiness. Customers worldwide rely Questionmark's award-winning platform for collaborative, multilingual item banking and assessment authoring; delivery via mobile devices including smartphones and tablets; secure, proctored exam delivery; candidate portal solutions; and comprehensive reporting and analytics.

Questionmark cloud-based assessment management solutions offer rapid deployment, scalability for high-volume test delivery, available 24/7 support, and a European-based data centre. Questionmark’s flexible APIs and support of major industry standards ensure interoperability with a variety of enterprise systems.

Secure and Confidential Documents

Secure and Confidential Documents

Secure and Confidential Documents Limited is recognised as a leading ISO 27001 accredited secure print and print services supplier in the educational, qualifications and membership market. We operate in a high security unit and create, print, fulfil and process many forms of confidential documents. Our customers entrust us not to fail – whether that be time, cost or security - as failure in our market sectors can have impact in terms of brand and reputation, cost and political ramifications as well as impact on the candidates education and careers.

We have worked closely with Professional and Awarding Bodies for over 25 years and have experience of a wide range of sectors – from National Departments of Education to International Governments to small vocational institutes and colleges to Professional Bodies.

We provide a full solution to our exam clients relating to secure print and communication including services such as:-

  • typesetting and proof-reading
  • printing of exam question papers, answer books and all related stationery
  • fulfilment services – storage, pick and pack
  • membership & student print and mailing services – Results, Subscriptions, Certificates
  • MCQ scanning and marking services
  • Online marking systems
  • Secure electronic distribution of documents
  • Scanning and data-capture from forms, MCQs
  • Secure document management – Archive, Retrieval, Destruction

Phone 01723 212052, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit our website www.scd-uk.com.
Smart Apprentices

Smart Apprentices

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.

Smart Apprentices have partnered with a leading AAO to launch the first purposely designed technology, Smart EPA, to fully manage End-Point Assessments, mitigating compliance risks and reducing administration costs and hassle.

Drop into our stand and we will share with you our best practice process of managing successful end-point assessments with our innovative new technology, giving you the confidence and peace of mind to harvest this exciting new opportunity.

Find out about our best practice process, and innovative technology at www.smartepa.com



Experts within the document management industry, Storetec provide specialist document scanning and data capture services to some of the largest examination boards in the UK and worldwide. Storetec have the expertise to implement a customised, systematic document management system meaning you can save time and money by accessing exam results and records instantly. FreeDocs, Storetec’s highly secure document management system has the capabilities of searching through 44 million exam papers in just 4 seconds!

Accredited ISO 27001 for information security, Storetec’s digital solution is trusted by leading education and training organisations to ensure their data is: secure, protected and compliant with data protection acts such as GDPR 2018.

Storetec can also provide document storage and secure document destruction services.

For further information, please contact Storetec or visit www.storetec.net.

Telephone: 0800 612 4065 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..



TestReach is a unique cloud-based solution for running computer-based exams. It covers the end-to-end exam process, with advanced functionality for exam authoring, test assembly, delivery, marking, moderation, reporting and integration. All exam delivery methods are provided, including online, offline and live remote invigilation. Because remote invigilation is an integral part of the application, it can be switched on easily whenever required. With this option, candidates are invigilated over the Web by our team of trained supervisors who connect securely to the candidate for the duration of the exam.

With TestReach you can create engaging assessments using the advanced authoring tool and roll them out securely, anywhere in the world, at any time, for any number of candidates. As a SaaS solution, TestReach is easy-to-use, quick to roll out and cost-effective, and offers the flexibility to meet a variety of assessment needs all within one single application.

Learn more at www.testreach.com

TPP Recruitment

TPP Recruitment

TPP Education & Training is a specialist division within TPP Recruitment dedicated to sourcing all types of awarding and professional body employees, from Qualifications, Assessment and Product Developers, Quality Assurance professionals, CPD and E-learning specialists. Our consultants are renowned for recruiting permanent, temporary, contract or consultancy staff with an awarding or professional body related background from junior through to senior appointment level.

TPP Recruitment’s divisions cover CEO & Trustee, Finance, IT & Facilities, Fundraising & Development, Health & Social Care, Human Resources, MarComms & Digital, Office & Specialist Support. TPP provide a variety of free services through its Giving Back programme including sector-specific seminars, forums and salary surveys as well as offering free use of our boardroom and free advertising for voluntary vacancies.

Visit our website www.tpp.co.uk


Turnitin is your partner in education with integrity. Turnitin’s solutions enhance organisational reputation, and ensure course and assessment content is original by comparing it against the world’s largest database. Turnitin provides instructors with the tools to prevent plagiarism, promote critical thinking, and help students improve their authentic writing.

More than 30 million students at 15,000 institutions in 150 countries use Turnitin, and over one billion student papers have been submitted since the company’s founding. Turnitin is headquartered in Oakland, Calif., with international offices in Newcastle, U.K., Utrecht, Netherlands, Melbourne, Australia, Seoul, Korea and throughout Latin America. @Turnitin.

To find out more please drop by Stand 28 or visit our website www.turnitin.com