the e-Assessment Association

AO-Forum 2016

Gordon Associates and FAB cordially invite you to AO-Forum 2016 on Thursday 21st April – an invaluable opportunity to see how others are running their AO operations and hear the latest from the regulators. The AO-Forum is presented in collaboration with the Federation of Awarding Bodies (FAB).


An Update From The Regulator: Presentation by Ofqual

Bryan Horne, Associate Director – Standards for Vocational Qualifications and Apprenticeships

The latest information from Ofqual on their plans for regulatory frameworks – come and hear the latest news on the RQF and other issues.


Marketing Qualifications Overseas, Martin Lowder, British Council

The UK has an excellent reputation overseas for the provision of high-quality education – come along  to this session to understand how you can exploit this opportunity for your business.


Latest Developments from Qualifications Wales, Cassy Taylor, Associate Director

An update from the new regulator on their processes for recognition & approval, monitoring & research – along with the news about the latest developments.


ePortfolio: Using Controlled Digital Frameworks to Assess Practical Synoptic Tasks

Patrick Craven, City & Guilds

City & Guilds have an enviable reputation throughout the industry for their Walled Garden and they continue to be at the forefront in the provision of online services for centres and learners.

This session will provide an overview of their recent work in online synoptic assessment.


The Lure of the International Marketplace: Is it Make-Believe?

Isabel Sutcliffe, Former NCFE CEO and Responsible Officer for Pearson

Drawing on her recent experiences of spearheading Pearson’s expansion into India, Isabel will present a candid view of opportunities and challenges that exist for AOs working internationally.







Woburn House Conference Centre, 20 Tavistock Square London WC1H 9HQ

Nearest tube: Euston or Kings Cross – see for further detail



Simply email Margaret Chamberlain at [email protected] and we will send you an invoice.

Or to pay online go to


Standard Price: £140 + VAT (£168).

Early Bird Price: £120 + VAT (£144).

(for bookings received before end of March)


Please book early – last year’s event was over-subscribed and was running a large waiting list.


Rod Gordon, Gordon Associates


Stephen Wright, Chairman, Federation of Awarding Bodies (FAB)

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