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The AO-Forum 2017 is to be held on Tuesday 9th May and offers Awarding Organisations an invaluable opportunity to see how others are running their AO operations and hear the latest from the regulators. The AO-Forum conference is presented in collaboration with the Federation of Awarding Bodies (FAB). Tim Cammack will be attending the conference to answer your questions on how print and document management can improve

Presentations will include the following:

Ofqual – An Update From The Regulator, Elizabeth Stanton, Senior Strategic Relationships Manager, Ofqual

Funding – Latest Developments – Presentation by SFA. An update on public funding of qualifications - and how it will affect you

Apprenticeships – What’s The Way Through The Jungle? Apprenticeship standards, End Point Assessments, Assessment Organisations … how will they all work in practice? John McNamara, Managing Director, Innovate Awarding

Perspectives on Running an AO: Challenges and Opportunities. Chris James, CEO, WAMITAB

An opportunity to hear how a market-leading AO runs its business – and compare to your own

The Awarding Organisation Of The Future. Gareth Phillips, Commercial Director, BIIAB

Gareth looks at how the industry might evolve in the coming few years and will explore possible opportunities for AO’s.

Assessment Systems - Using Adaptive Comparative Judgement to standardise new MCQ items for CII Exams. Liam Simington, Assessment Systems Manager, Chartered Insurance Institute & Matt Wingfield, Chief Business Development Officer, Digital Assess


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

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

Organisations are becoming increasingly focused on limiting their effects on climate change and carbon balancing is one way to reduce the carbon impact of their paper based communications.

At Secure and Confidential Documents, we have made a commitment to reduce our carbon impact and offer customers the option of choosing from a wide range of Carbon Balanced Papers.  Carbon Balanced Paper is when the average carbon impact for paper production is offset by the World Land Trust, an international conservation charity with Sir David Attenborough OM, CH, FRS as one of their Patrons.

Tim Cammack explains the benefits or working with the World Land Trust, “We care about the environment and can help and support our customers to reduce the carbon impact of their printed products. Our Carbon Balanced programme, in partnership with the World Land Trust ( ), an international conservation charity, allows us to offset carbon, help protect and restore carbon-rich wildlife habitats around the world and help customers enhance their CSR commitments. We are proud to be able to tell our customers that during 2016 we preserved 5,480m2 of critically threatened tropical forest, the equivalent of 65,220 Kgs of carbon dioxide.”

e-Assessment annual conference: commissioning, implementing and delivering

SCD will be attending the 15th e-Assessment annual conference and exhibition on 22nd and 23rd March 2017 at the America Square Conference Centre, City of London. The conference has expanded to include the first e-Assessment Awards which will be announced at a gala dinner on the evening.

Come and join us on stand 1 to find out how SCD can support you in the development and delivery of your e-Assessment qualifications.  

More information on the e-Assessment Awards can be found at

 Three great reasons to consider print to increase response rates to your campaigns:

  • IMPACT. A printed piece is tactile, engaging and has a bigger impact than an email. It makes people take notice.
  • LONGEVITY. It is more likely to be kept in a household than an email that can be gone in just one click. People are email-fatigued.
  • TRUST. People trust a printed letter – Mail is believable and reliable. E-fraud has undermined email for important communications.


A great way for individuals, departments and businesses to demonstrate their expertise both internally and to the Print Industry. BPIF

SCD are delighted to have been awarded the BPIF H&S Seal of Excellence. Surpassing the minimum score of 80%, SCD scored an impressive 95%.

Tim Cammack, MD at SCD commended the team, “Every aspect of how we work is conducted in the safest way possible and this has now been recognised with this prestigious award from the BPIF. We are very proud to have passed with flying colours with a score of 95%.”