IPReg and PEB collaborate on research into FD4 pass rate – an update

As previously reported, earlier this year IPReg established a Steering Group to commission and manage independent research into the historically low pass rate of FD4 (formerly P6), ‘Infringement and Validity’. IPReg will fund this research.


The Steering Group, Chaired by a member of IPReg’s Board, with membership from the PEB Governance Board, CIPA and the IP Federation, commissioned the Institute for Work Based Learning at Middlesex University to undertake this research.

The research has included a tailored survey questionnaire of the 2014 and 2015 candidates, which was distributed in September. The Steering Group is delighted with the level of engagement, with 52% of candidates responding to the survey.  

Thank-you to all of you who took time to complete the survey.

The findings of the survey will inform the in-depth interviews and data analysis which are to follow.

The full research report findings are anticipated in the early new year.