David Phillips is speaking at the e-Assessment Question Conference

David Phillips is speaking at the e-Assessment Question Conference

About the presentation: From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe: Taking computer based testing to the wider world

The British Council is a highly trusted partner, providing access to the world’s most reputable qualifications for more than 85 years. Underpinned by principles of integrity, security and fairness, we are one of the leading players in the delivery of 4.5 million high-stakes examinations per annum in over 120 countries worldwide. The British Council operates in some of the most challenging environments for the delivery of CBT in the world, from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, delivering upwards of 150,000 high-stakes exams in a 5-day period, multiple times a year.

During this interactive session, we will discuss how to assess and manage the risks surrounding delivery in these challenging locations and what this means for the technology and operational decisions you may need to make. You will also hear from one of our technology partners, TestReach, who will explain how advanced e-assessment solutions can ensure smooth delivery of tests in any location worldwide. This session will bring together a wealth of experience on how to secure your content and deliver a highly reliable exam day experience for your candidates under some of the most challenging conditions for the delivery of CBT.


About the presenter: David Phillips, Managing Director, City & Guilds and ILM

David Phillips is a Managing Director at City & Guilds Group, responsible for leading the City & Guilds and ILM brands. He also leads the Group’s growing End Point Assessment (EPA) business.

David has spent the majority of his career in education, working in companies that serve and partner with schools, colleges and training providers. He is passionate about working in the education and training sector and gets a real kick out of helping others develop and grow.

Prior to City & Guilds, David worked at Emap Business Communications Ltd (a large publishing and exhibition company) and RM plc (a major provider of ICT software, infrastructure and services to the UK education and training sector) before spending 10 years working at Pearson.