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 Join us at “Assessment Tomorrow 8th e-Vocational Conference” on19th November 2015.

The thought-provoking topic - “Technology in Support of the Skills Agenda” will be addressed: looking at how technology will need to deliver benefits for the learner, provider, sector and awarding organisation.

The pace at which the skills sector in general is adopting technology for assessment as well as teaching and learning is rapidly increasing.  The FELTAG report has helped as has the constant drive for efficiency as the sector gears up for the next 5 years.   New approaches to qualifications and the apprenticeship agenda are also playing their part. All these topics will be covered by a team of expert speakers throughout the course of the day.

The conference will be held at the Hilton Leeds City. For more information see

As the assessment world moves headlong towards e-assessment and the printed assessment seemingly being thrown out with the bath water, we will explore how innovation in print can keep Awarding Bodies current and how this can be combined with e-assessment delivering the best of both worlds.

Tim has over 20 years’ experience in the Security Print market holding a variety of roles both in the UK and Overseas.  Tim has audited and advised a number of Awarding Bodies who have then implemented new strategies to bring about efficiencies, savings and improved integrity. During this session Tim will share these experiences and also those from other industries that discarded print on how combining both physical and electronic strategies provides a healthy blend. 

If you are an Awarding Body that currently uses printed assessments and are tasked with moving to e-assessment, then this session will provide food for thought for establishing the right goals and objectives.

Delegates will take away:-

  • Lessons learnt from other industries
  • Current innovation for printed assessments
  • How to get the advantages of combining on-line marking with a printed assessment

Tim will be presenting at the breakfast fringe session on the morning of 23rd October. 

The Federation of Awarding Bodies Conference will take place 22-23 October at the Marriott Hotel, Leicester.


Gordon Associates and FAB are hosting the AO-Forum 2015 on Tuesday 19th May. It will provide an invaluable opportunity to see how others are running their AO operations and hear the latest from the regulators.

Tim Cammack and Mark Jones from SCD will be attending the conference and will be available on the SCD stand to de-mystify the print vs. electronic debate. They will be able to share with you insight into the challenges and the benefits of combing both media and help you increase the effectiveness of your communications with members.

The event is to be held at Holborn Bars, Central London, EC1N 2NQ.


 Speakers include:

  • An Update From The Regulator: Presentation by Ofqual
  • Qualifications & Funding: Latest Developments, Presentation by SFA
  • Sales: The Lifeblood Of Any Awarding Organisation: Presentation by Ben Turner, General Manager, The Association of Professional Sales.
  • The Business Of Running An Awarding Organisation: Presentation by Ian Lynch, Chief Executive, The Learning Machine
  • Developing Validity Strategies For Awarding Organisations: Presentation by Gavin Busuttil-Reynaud, Director AlphaPlus Consultancy Ltd
  • 3 Perspectives of eAssessment

SCD’s Managing Director, Tim Cammack, was warmly received at the E-Assessment Conference 25-26 March 2015, where he presented a paper warning about the pitfalls and highlighting the benefits of combining print based exams with electronic assessment methods.

Drawing on a wealth of personal knowledge of print, along with lessons previously learnt in other industries, Tim described the benefits and challenges to expect when embarking on a combined communications strategy.

The paper covers three key areas:

  • Experiences of other industries when combining electronic and printed media – what can we learn from this?
  • What technology and innovation can we bring to print
  • Combining print based exams with e-assessment

If you would like to meet to discuss the issues covered in this paper please contact Tim for an appointment.

The SCD team attended the Membership Excellence Conference, 11 March, and talked to delegates about how print and mailing can provide an excellent channel to reach members with important communications. Delegates were particularly interested in learning how they can combine printed with electronic communications to add more value for their members and increase their own internal efficiencies.

Gary Utton, Business Development Manager, explains how postal mailing can be an excellent choice for Membership organisations. “Direct mailing is a powerful way to engage with members with items such as membership cards, annual renewals and certificates. We are particularly keen to make sure that all our clients view print and mailing as an integral part of their delegate contact strategy and understand how this can be improved for both the member and the organisation.”

SCD will be attending the AO-Forum on 19 May, and FAB Conference 22-23 October 2015.