AO of the year

English Speaking Board (International) contributes to the first VTC Research and Reflective Practice Forum

ESB is delighted to share its research and discuss the impact of an ESB employability-focused, externally assessed oracy qualification on learners at the first ever VTQ Research and Reflective Practice Forum in Birmingham.

ESB Product Development Manager, Anthea Wilson and Senior Assessor, Lauren Kearney

The Forum, organised by Ofqual and the Federation of Awarding Bodies, aims to bring together and showcase the efforts made by Awarding Organisations (AOs) and End-Point Assessment Organisations (EPAOs) to enhance assessment practices and knowledge.

In November 2023, ESB was named the Awarding Organisation of the Year by the Federation of Awarding Bodies for promoting the power of human connection, self-advocacy, communication, and confidence building.

If you would like to find out more information about English Speaking Board (International) and its externally assessed qualifications, please click here.

You can also download our 2021-22 National Impact Report here: