Helping you stay compliant, improving your approach
Awarding organisations and professional bodies face challenges on an ongoing basis, navigating regulatory compliance, maintaining standards and conducting effective quality assurance of assessments or their membership body.
Artemis Associates Consultancy has over 20 years' experience of working with vocational awarding organisations, specifically in the critical areas of:
governance and risk
quality assurance and audit
qualifications and assessment
awarding and regulation
And working with professional bodies for:
kitemark endorsement and recognition programmes
quality assurance of partner programmes
codes of conduct
Artemis Associates Consultancy exists to advise, support and guide our clients through regulatory audits, governance reviews, and provide an expert objective eye on quality assurance strategies. We advise and contribute to specific projects such as regulatory recognition, including End-point Assessment Organisation transition to Ofqual, T Level ITTs and Centre Assessment Standards Scrutiny (CASS) strategies. We can also support awarding organisations with appeals hearings, and malpractice investigations that require independent oversight and scrutiny.
Unlike other standard professional consulting firms, the team at Artemis has worked within and alongside awarding organisations and training providers of all shapes and sizes, at both senior executive and board level.
Our unique perspective ensures we are able to identify and recommend improvements in operational processes, helping Governing Boards assure themselves of their organisation's regulatory compliance.
Awarding and Regulatory Compliance
Support with regulatory audits and intervention, compliance reviews and governing board responsibilities.
Why Artemis? Whilst we may think that identifying strong female icons is a modern day pre-occupation, Artemis (daughter of Zeus and sister to Apollo) was way ahead of us. A simple search will reveal her as a pretty impressive multi-tasker - something to which many of us aspire in a modern busy working world. Her image is often depicted as an archer, and the analogy was easy to see and adopt: strong, focused, on target... Goddess of the hunt. She is also sometimes depicted carrying a swan - another useful metaphor for those of us who are calm and controlled on the surface, paddling swiftly beneath, unseen. If you think we can help you succeed, then get in touch.
Founder & Director
Prior to founding Artemis Associates, Sarah spent many years at the front line of vocational awarding as Responsible Officer, leading on Quality and Standards, policy and regulatory compliance at board level (including as non-executive board member of the Federation of Awarding Bodies). She has a Masters degree in Educational Assessment from the IoE at UCL, having previously studied at Cambridge Assessment. Artemis Associates has recently supported all sizes and types of awarding organisations and apprenticeship End-point Assessment Organisations (EPAOs) with a wide variety of support, such as Ofqual recognition, T Level tender and design, governance, CASS strategy development and compliance investigations.
“As a Board member Sarah brought to the table a wealth of experience of the awarding and assessment industry. As a new CEO, I found her insights and expertise about the nature of qualifications and how to support learners effectively, extremely invaluable.
"FAB has also worked with Sarah as a consultant and we called on her to do a very sensitive piece of work where we needed to gather the views of both our membership and the regulator to explore how a new industry-led approach to centre risks controls could be introduced. I have no hesitation in highly recommending Sarah for her conscientious, diligent and expert work.”