News

Past and present Calibrand news items:

2016

  1. March 29th

    Calibrandtest is LTI compliant

    Calibrandtest is now certified as Learning Tools Interoperability® (LTI®) v1.0 & 1.1 compliant by IMS Global Find out more.

  1. March 21st

    Digital Outcomes and Specialists framework

    Things just keep on getting easier. Check out our latest addition to the Digital Market Place Find out more.

  1. March 17th

    New approaches to certification and invigilation

    ACT, ProctorU & Calibrand discuss new approaches to to eAssessment at the e-Assessment 2016 conference.

  1. March 16th

    'AA' Breakout

    Calibrand host two Assessment Analytics sessions at the e-Assessment 2016 conference.

  1. January 28th

    Technology as a key element of the assessment process – its value beyond the qualification

    Denis Saunders (Managing Director of Calibrand) discussed how technology is now a key part of the assessment process and beyond. Plus a look at how apps (such as snapAssess by Calibrand) are brilliantly placed to help students practice for their exams.

  1. January 13th

    Gloud 7

    Following on from the success of GCloud5 Calibrand the currency for talent® are excited to confirm we have been selected to continue providing our eAssesment systems on the Governments Digital Marketplace GCloud7 (G7) framework. Click here to find out more.

  1. January 08th

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY

    We're 25 years old today.

2015

  1. August 17nd

    Chartered Banker

    New collaboration promotes qualification supporting aspirant financial advisers. Click here to find out more.

  2. July 15th

    NCOI

    NCOI select Calibrand for group wide delivery of eAssessment.

  3. July 14th

    ESB

    ESB move into eAssessment with Calibrand.

  4. June 2nd

    Calibrand Partner with ProctorU.

    Exciting opportunity for Calibrand and our customers. Seamless integration for remote proctoring.

  5. March 24th

    ACT

    ACT to deliver eAssessment through Calibrand.

  6. March 02nd

    See the February edition of GI (Gas International) for the latest discussions on 'Omni-tradespeople' with Denis Saunders (p27). Click here to find out more.

2014

  1. December 12th

    Public Health England (PHE) move forward on G-Cloud e-Portfolio with Calibrand the currency for talent®

    Denis Saunders – Managing Director of Calibrand, “We are delighted to be working with PHE, to develop the Public Health Skills Passport. The process required to match the Framework on our e-Portfolio system appears to be an excellent fit. PHE chose our system from the government G-Cloud, which Calibrand recently joined, and this is a great outcome for Calibrand’s e-Portfolio system". Click here to find out more.

  2. November 11th

    CIPFA partners with Calibrand to deliver global online assessments and examinations for new Professional Qualification

    The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) have announced today that Calibrand, an e-assessment provider; have been confirmed as the official partner chosen to deliver online examinations and assessments for the Institute’s new-look Professional Qualification (PQ). Click here to find out more.

  3. October 14th

    Is producing a generation of ‘omni-tradespeople’ the key to solving our skills shortage?

    Denis Saunders – Managing Director of Calibrand expands upon 'omni-tradespeople' concept. Click here to find out more.

  4. September 12th

    What the education system can learn from us

    Matt Wingfield, Chairman of the e-Assessment Association, gives examples including Calibrand. Click here to find out more.

  5. July 08th

    Calibrand selected for Government GCloud5 framework

    Calibrand the currency for talent® is delighted to have been selected to provide its e-Assessment systems on the Government GCloud5 framework RM1557v. Click here to find out more.

  6. July 04th

    Calibrand opens London test centre

    From July 2014 Calibrand the currency for talent® will be opening a new test centre facility on the edge of the City financial district in Central London. Click here to find out more.

  7. June 12th - July 13th

    Calibrand World Cup 2014 Predictions

    Calibrand are providing daily predictions during the FIFA 2014 World Cup. Click here to get involved.

  8. March 26th - 27th

    e-Assessment Question Conference

    Calibrand will be speaking and exhibiting at the e-Assessment Question Conference in London between the 26th and 27th of March 2014.

  9. January 30th

    Assessment Tomorrow Conference

    Calibrand will be speaking and exhibiting at the Assessment Tomorrow - the future of e-Assessment Conference in Edinburgh on the 30th of January 2014.

2013

  1. September 30th

    e- Assessment Association: e-portfolio seminar

    Calibrand will be attending the e- Assessment Association: e-portfolio seminar in Derby, UK on 30th of September 2013.

  2. August 23rd

    e-Assessment Scotland

    Calibrand will be attending the e-Assessment Scotland in Dundee, Scotland on 23rd of August 2013.

  3. July 09th

    CAA e-Assessment in Practice

    Calibrand will be attending the CAA e-Assessment in Practice in Southampton, UK on 09th of July 2013.

  4. June 26th - 27th

    Assessment in HE

    Calibrand will be exhibiting at Assessment in HE in Birmingham, UK on 26th - 27th of July 2013.

  5. March 20th - 21st

    e-Assessment Question

    Calibrand will be exhibiting at e-Assessment Question in London, UK on 20th - 21th of March 2013.

  6. January 29th

    Learning Technology Conference

    Calibrand will be attending the Learning Technology Conference in London, UK on 29th of January 2013.

  7. January 17th

    e-Vocational Conference in Leeds

    Calibrand will be attending the e-Vocational Conference in Leeds in London, UK on 17th of January 2013.

2012

  1. September 12th - 14th

    The European Association of Test Publishers 2012

    Calibrand will be exhibiting at The European Association of Test Publishers 2012 with learndirect, in Berlin between the 12th and 14th of September 2012.

  2. February 5th

    e-Assessment Question Conference

    Calibrand will be exhibiting on Stand 4 at the e-Assessment Question conference at the America Square Conference Centre in London on the 21st and 22nd of March 2012.

    Calibrand consultant Tim Winfield will be speaking alongside a Calibrand customer. Whilst Calibrand’s Sales and Marketing Director Geoff Chapman will be speaking on behalf of the e-Assessment Association at 1.45pm on the second day of the event.

2011

  1. November 7th

    Calibrand team up with learndirect at the Federation of Awarding Bodies conference

    Calibrand are teaming up with learndirect to exhibit at the Federation of Awarding Bodies conference at Chesford Grange, near Warwick, UK. Find out more in the Press Release.

  2. February 7th

    BOHS Partnership

    The British Occupational Hygiene Society (BOHS) has signed a 5-year contract with Calibrand to deliver integrated e-assessment solutions for its qualifications.

    Calibrand is integrating its e-Assessment software solutions, Calibrand Test and Marker, with BOHS’s existing examination management processes for its Faculty of Occupational Hygiene in a three-phase implementation.

  3. January 26th

    Learning & Skills Conference 2011

    Calibrand bring e-Assessment into the workplace with HI-STAK® portable testing for Learning & Skills 2011.

  4. January 23rd

    Openwork’s National Conference

    Calibrand helped champion Openwork’s RDR support programme by showcasing their Level 4 RDR Diploma qualification at Openwork’s 2011 National Conference.

  5. January 20th

    Openwork’s National Conference

    Calibrand are showcasing their Level 4 RDR Diploma qualification at Openwork’s 2011 National Conference, taking place on the 20th of January at the ICC in Birmingham, to help champion Openwork’s RDR support programme.

2010

  1. December 3rd

    Tenet Group Partnership

    Calibrand has teamed up with the Tenet Group, one of the largest IFA networks in the UK, to offer the Diploma in Professional Financial Advice to the Group’s members.

  2. November 25th

    Assessment Tomorrow 2010

    Calibrand shows good practice and experience in e-Assessment Solutions at the Assessment Tomorrow conference.

    Calibrand’s Denis Saunders will present to the conference on the development of the Diploma in Professional Financial Advice, created in partnership with the SQA and delivered via a portable e-Assessment solution.

  3. November 18th

    Mind the gap-fill!

    Denis Saunders (Managing Director, Calibrand) and Lucy Courtenay (Education Director, IFP) spoke at the IFP Scottish Conference in Edinburgh on the 16th of November.

    Many advisers would prefer not to do examinations if they can avoid it. For RDR-compliant qualifications such as the Diploma in Professional Financial Advice a gap-fill is possible but adviser beware!

    The session, titled Mind the gap-fill! How to make sure you are 100% RDR compliant, examined the dangers and pitfalls of gap-fill.

  4. November 10th

    Free RDR Chapter

    Calibrand is pleased to release a free chapter of our training material for RDR (PDF) taken from our Financial Services, Regulation and Ethics training material. This chapter is available free to all, so feel free to pass it on your friends and colleagues.

  5. November 3rd

    Mind the gap-fill!

    Denis Saunders (Managing Director, Calibrand) and Lucy Courtenay (Education Director, IFP) will be speaking at the IFP Scottish Conference in Edinburgh on the 16th of November.

    Many advisers would prefer not to do examinations if they can avoid it. For RDR-compliant qualifications such as the Diploma in Professional Financial Advice a gap-fill is possible but adviser beware!

    This session, titled Mind the gap-fill! How to make sure you are 100% RDR compliant, examines the dangers and pitfalls of gap-fill.

  6. November 2nd

    e-Assessment in Practice 2010

    Denis Saunders is speaking with Joe Wilson of the SQA at e-Assessment in Practice, Shrivenham on the 10th - 11th November.

  7. October 29th

    E-ATP Conference

    Calibrand's Denis Saunders presented on RDR at the E-ATP Conference at Sitges 29th September - 1st October 2010. Thank you to all who attended.

  8. October 11th

    IFP Annual Conference & Exhibition

    Calibrand showcased the Diploma in Professional Financial Advice at the IFP Annual Conference at Celtic Manor from 20th - 22nd September 2010.

  9. September 29th

    E-ATP Conference

    Calibrand's Denis Saunders will be presenting on RDR at the E-ATP Conference at Sitges 29th September - 1st October 2010.

  10. September 21st

    IFP Annual Conference & Exhibition

    Calibrand are showcasing the Diploma in Professional Financial Advice at the IFP Annual Conference at Celtic Manor from 20th - 22nd September 2010.

  11. September 20th

    eAssessment Scotland

    We are pleased to report that the Calibrand team successfully exhibited at eAssessment Scotland in Dundee on the 3rd of September 2010.

  12. September 6th

    Register for RDR

    If you would like to register your interest in our Diploma in Professional Financial Advice you may now do so online. Doing so is free and will give you access to our free training material. Register for RDR today.

  13. August 24th

    eAssessment Scotland

    Calibrand will be exhibiting at eAssessment Scotland in Dundee on the 3rd of September 2010.

  14. July 23rd

    A New Solution for RDR

    We are pleased to announce that we are working together with the SQA to develop the Diploma in Professional Financial Advice, a complete Retail Distribution Review (RDR) solution for Financial Advisers.

  15. July 23rd

    e-Portfolio Forum 2010

    On the 7th July Calibrand's Alexander Warwick presented a session at the e-Portfolio Forum at Savoy Place in London.

  16. May 10th

    e-Portfolio Forum 2010

    On the 7th July Calibrand's Alexander Warwick presented a session at the e-Portfolio Forum at Savoy Place in London.

  17. May 5th

    Keynote Presentation at E-Assessment Question Conference 2010

    We are pleased to report that the Calibrand team successfully exhibited and delivered two keynote speeches at the 8th e-Assessment Question event in London.

  18. April 30th

    Learning Forum - ePortfolio Forum 2010

    Alexander Warwick and Geoff Chapman will be speaking at the 8th International ePortfolio Forum Conference at Savoy Place in London on 5th - 7th July.

  19. March 19th

    8th e-Assessment Question Conference

    Calibrand's Denis Saunders and Geoff Chapman both spoke at the 8th e-Assessment Question conference at the America Square Conference Centre in London on the 17th - 18th March 2010.

  20. March 17th

    e-Assessment Question

    Calibrand St. Patrick's Day double-header at e-Assessment Question event (PDF)

  21. March 9th

    NEBOSH partners with Calibrand for an integrated e-Assessment solution

    NEBOSH partners with Calibrand for an integrated e-Assessment solution

  22. February 1st

    Learning and Skills 2010

    Calibrand exhibited at the Learning and Skills 2010 event at the London Olympia on the 27th - 28th January 2010.

2009

  1. December 3rd

    A Practical Guide to Strengthened Appraisal and Revalidation

    Calibrand exhibited at the A Practical Guide to Strengthened Appraisal and Revalidation conference in London on the 1st of December 2009.

  2. November 16th

    E-Assessment in Practice

    Calibrand exhibited at the E-Assessment in Practice conference (PDF) in Shrivenham on the 11th and 12th of November 2009. The workshop slides for this event are now available for download.

  3. November 2nd

    London 2 Paris Challenge 2009 Write Up

    It was an early start for Team Calibrand: our instructions were to meet at the National Trust property of Chartwell at 07:00 for essential pre event administration and group photo.

  4. October 14th

    European ATP Conference Update

    Calibrand hosted a workshop on exam security at the inaugural European Association of Test Publishers (E-ATP) conference at the Hotel Metropole in Brussels on October 1th 2009. The workshop was entitled 'Preserving the Integrity of the Currency for Talent, Using Double Factor Authentication to Prevent Counterfeiting'.

  5. September 25th

    Announcement: European ATP Conference

    Calibrand are proud to announce that we will be hosting a key workshop at the very first European ATP (E-ATP) conference, taking place between September 30th and October 2nd at the Hotel Metropole in Brussels.

  6. September 18th

    World Environment Day: 2 Canoe 2 Work

    Originally planned for World Environment Day, a couple of intrepid members of Calibrand decided to canoe to work on Monday 15th June 2009. Could it be done? Would it work and how environmentally friendly was it?

  7. July 25th

    London 2 Paris Challenge

    Calibrand are swapping software for cycles, to help raise money for the British Heart foundation. We are all very excited to be taking part in this challenging event, training is well under way and we're all raring to go.