Patrick Craven
director, quality, policy and stakeholder recognitions, City & Guilds

Patrick has over 25 years experience in the field of assessment design and educational technology. From the design of educational resources with the National Council for Educational Technology and BECTa to running of post-sales technology support departments for KRCS (Apple Computer reseller), his career has always addressed the fusion of education and new technologies.

For the last 15 years this work has focussed on the specific field of learning and assessment technology research and development for the RSA Examinations Board, OCR Examinations, Cambridge Assessment Group and now he leads on Quality, Policy, Product Research and Design for City & Guilds. This role considers the growing impact of Policy and new technologies on the learning and assessment industry. It also identifies initiatives to enable City & Guilds to develop and extend the range and quality of learning and assessment products and services they offer.

Throughout this period he has remained committed to the notion of ‘fit for purpose’ assessment based on evidence-based research. Patrick currently sits on the Boards of the Joint Council for Qualifications, Federation of Awarding Bodies, the e-Assessment Association and the UK eAssessment Advisory Group and is a member of the planning committee for the European ATP Conference.