awarding body

A body that develops, examines and awards qualifications, in the land-based sector including City & Guilds Land-Based Services (incorporating NPTC), LANTRA, the Awarding Body Consortium (ABC), the former Business and Technology Education Council (BTEC, now Edexel) and, in Scotland, the Scottish Skills Testing Service (SSTS).

This definition is abridged from A – Z of tree terms: A companion to British arboriculture.
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