RSL Awards attended the FAB 2022 Conference, Exhibition and Awards at the Marriott Hotel in Leicester, the flagship conference for those working in awarding and assessment organisations and stakeholders with an interest in awarding and assessment.

We sat down with Dr Fern-Chantele Carter – RSL's Head of Compliance and Policy, Responsible and Accountable Officer – who represented RSL Awards as a panellist at the conference to ask her about her whole experience.

How would you describe the whole FAB 2022 experience?

“Being selected to participate in this panel discussion on ”Diversity and Divergence in the Devolved Nations” alongside Paul Eeles (Group Chief Executive at Skills and Education Group) and David Gallagher (CEO at NCFE) was a really proud moment in my career within the Awarding Sector. It's such a big topic, and such an important one."

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Since RSL are deeply committed to delivering accessible and outstanding examination experiences, can you please share with us some of the topics and partners you discussed during the conference?

“Sharing some of the excellent work RSL Awards have been doing within this area was a highlight. I was able to go into detail about working with the likes of the Musicians’ Union, Black Lives in Music and Black Voices, and being the first Awarding Organisation to be admitted to the SEND Unlocked Directory.”

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Can you please give us an example of how the RSL syllabuses are diverse and widely accessible?

“Accessibility is at the forefront of any new qualification release. For example, our innovative new Vocals syllabus allows you to select character regardless of gender. We have updated a range of syllabuses to remove any gender-specific pronouns, and are committed to changing the landscape of Classical Music tuition by championing previously under-represented female and global majority composers.”

What are your final thoughts on FAB 2022?

“Hopefully my personal input and insights resonated with the people at the conference who work “at the chalk face” of assessment, and that my comments were relevant and valuable. I found it an inspirational and exciting opportunity and being front and centre as part of a panel certainly put me out of my comfort zone! It was an unbelievable experience which matched the general vibe and positive energy at the conference. The FAB conference had a sense of belonging to a truly professional landscape of assessment and awarding. You could say I had a FAB time at a FAB conference!”

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RSL Awards is delighted to have taken part in FAB 2022! We’d also like to thank Dr Fern-Chantele Carter for representing us so well at the conference.

Learn more about our flexible and accessible examination options and how you can start delivering our inclusive syllabi.