The Federation of Awarding Bodies (FAB) is the collective voice of the UK’s world-class qualifications and assessments industry.

Our vision is of a powerful trade association representing the collective interests of the UK’s qualifications and assessments industry. We envisage a world in which higher-quality technical, professional and vocational education, results in stronger public confidence in what we do.

Our full members are awarding organisations and end-point assessment organisations that are regulated by one of the public regulators governing qualifications in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland (i.e. Ofqual, SQA, Qualifications Wales and CCEA).

Our members are committed to providing high-quality qualifications and assessments that recognise achievement, improve productivity, support social mobility and change lives.

Through the Policy Lab and Awarding and Assessment Academy, the Federation supports its members through a number of key digital services and online platform at

The Policy Lab ensures transparency of the policy making process and how members can be involved in influencing key policy positions. Through our policy and operational groups, consultation responses, Platinum Partners programme and QualsMatter weekly flagship publication, members are fully involved in the latest strategic developments across the qualifications and assessment industry.

The Awarding and Assessment Academy is the service delivery arm of the organisation which supports members during the current time of rapid change. Through our training programme, webinars, events and conferences as well as access to a range of tools through our Platinum Suppliers programme including legal, insurance and recruitment amongst other key areas of business support.

Working closely with other trade associations and lobby groups such as the International Examination Officers’ Association ensures that we have a joined up message across the vocations qualifications landscape.