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SCD held its first Quality Assessments Forum on 13th March at the Royal College of Physicians. The delegates, from Awarding Organisations, heard from Graham Hudson from GA Partnership, Jenni Peprell from the Royal Society for Public Health and Andy Brodrick from the Chartered Institute of Taxation.

The presentations centred around challenges facing those responsible for the delivery of exams; the changing external environment and expectations of candidates combined with internal issues of maintaining high levels of quality, paper integrity and security, logistics and staffing. Two case studies compared internal delivery with an outsourced solution and the benefits they now enjoyed working with SCD.

Tim Cammack, MD at SCD, explains what motivated SCD to hold the event. “We wanted to bring together decision makers from AOs and give them an opportunity to explore the challenges facing professional organisations who deliver examinations, whilst networking and sharing thoughts and ideas. We’re very pleased to have received extremely positive feedback from our delegates and there’s definitely an appetite for more of the same.”