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Open College Network West Midlands amongst finalists announced for prestigious awards ceremony for the awarding industry

The Award winners have now been announced and you can see who the winners were here

The awarding and assessment industry prepares to celebrate success at the FAB 2021 Awards.

The FAB Awards recognises the contributions made by awarding organisations and their employees to education and skills in the UK over the past year.

Now in its 6th year, the FAB 2021 Awards dinner, sponsored by Creatio, is being held at the end of the first day of the FAB Conference, on 11 November at the Marriott Hotel in Leicester.

“This year we received an abundance of excellent nominations for the FAB Awards, all of which were of a very high standard and demonstrated the commitment of our members to learners and the sector. I am immensely proud of how our industry has risen to the challenges of the last two years and I have heard and seen so many examples of excellence demonstrated by individuals and teams pulling together to support one another as well as centres, employers and of course learners. We look forward to celebrating as an industry on 11 November.”

Tom Bewick, FAB Chief Executive

The Finalists Are:


Awarding Organisation of the Year - Sponsored by Creatio

  • FutureQuals
  • Gateway Qualifications
  • The London Institute of Banking & Finance
  • Open College Network West Midlands
  • VTCT

EPAO of the year - Sponsored by RM

  • Training Qualifications UK
  • City & Guilds
  • SFJ Awards Ltd
  • FDQ
  • Highfield Awarding Body for Compliance
  • CMI

Qualification of the year - Sponsored by Coelrind

  • VTCT
  • Open College Network West Midlands
  • Signature
  • Training Qualifications UK
  • CMI

Collaboration of the Year - Sponsored by Civica

  • Training Qualifications UK
    Training Qualifications UK (TQUK) and Immigration Social Work Services (ISWS)
  • ABMA Education
    ABMA Education and Performance Learning Ltd
  • NCFE
    NCFE and WorldSkills UK: WorldSkills UK Centre of Excellence
  • CMI
    Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and the mental health service provider, Kooth
    CPCAB and British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP)

Learner of the Year - Sponsored by Eintech

  • NCC Education: Diana Moraa Nyaata
  • Gateway Qualifications: Benjamin Clarke
  • CMI: Deepak Ravindran
  • NCFE: Katie Albert
  • Qualsafe: Jill Humphries

Individual of the Year - Sponsored by Parnassus

  • Training Qualifications UK: Kelle McQuade
  • Training Qualifications UK: Andrew Walker
  • Open College Network West Midlands: Jo Rowbotham
  • Defence Awarding Organisation (DAO): Julie Ralph
  • FutureQuals: Chris Young
  • NCC Education: Chin Yen Ming

Innovation of the year - Sponsored by Advanced Secure Technologies

  • CABWI Awarding Body - CABWI Click Assessment
  • Qualsafe - Qualsafe at Home
  • CMI - Interview360 and CV360

Exporter of the Year – Sponsored by TestReach

  • ABE Global
  • Training Qualifications UK
  • Ascentis
  • Active IQ
  • NCC Education

FAB Outstanding contribution to FE and Skills during the pandemic –Sponsored by Peridot Partners

This special FAB award will be announced at the Awards dinner on 11th November.

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