Online Assessment

We have a fantastic online assessment software system that allows NCFE centres to deliver external assessments securely online.

Saving you time...

You can have full control over scheduling and managing the assessments of learners, independently and in a secure environment, including:

  • enter all learners at the click of a button
  • search easily for learners using their names.

Making your life easier...

We want the assessment process to run as smoothly as possibly for you. That's why our online assessment system allows you to:

  • deliver NCFE online assessments to learners on an internet-connected computer, or offline (prior download is required)
  • prepare learners using practice assessments in the same format and environment as live assessments
  • stop and re-start assessments for Reasonable Adjustments and emergencies
  • void and re-schedule assessments due to non-attendance or change in circumstances
  • request time adjustments for learners if required for approved Reasonable Adjustments
  • view the calendar as a drop down selection
  • enter pirate learners locally to complete assessment on demand.

Who can use Online Assessment?

The following qualifications are available for Online Assessment:

  • Functional Skills Qualification in English at Level 1 & Level 2
  • Functional Skills Qualification in ICT at Level 1 & Level 2
  • Functional Skills Qualification in Mathematics at Level 1 & Level 2
  • Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering
  • Level 2 Award in Cleaning Principles
  • Level 2 Certificate in Cleaning Principles
  • CACHE Level 3 Diploma in the Principles and Practice of Dental Nursing (601/2251/1)
  • CACHE Understand How to Set Up a Home-Based Childcare Service (CYCPOP 5)

In addition, our NEW Health and Safety qualifications for employment are also eligible for Online Assessment:

  • Level 1 Award in Introduction to Fire Safety for the Workplace (601/5650/8)
  • Level 2 Award in Principles of Fire Safety in the Workplace (601/5651/X)
  • Level 1 Award in Introduction to Health and Safety for the Workplace (601/5652/1)
  • Level 2 Award in Principles of Health and Safety in the Workplace (601/5653/3)
  • Level 2 Award in Principles of Risk Assessment in the Workplace (601/5654/5)
  • Level 2 Award in Principles and Practice of Safe Manual Handling in the Workplace (601/5655/7)
  • Level 3 Award in Principles of Health and Safety for the Workplace (601/5876/1)

What support is available?

To get you started with NCFE Online Assessment, we've created user guides which are aimed at supporting members of staff involved with the different stages of the Online Assessment process.

The technical requirements to run the online assessment system are outlined in our technical specifications document.

Online Assessment Registration

If you would like to register for NCFE online assessment please complete the form below, and a member of our Customer Support Team will contact you.

Please confirm that you meet the following workstation technical requirements:

¹ Requirements for running Functional Skill ICT tests

² A centre connection of 2Mbps or greater for every 30 learner tests being sat at the same time is recommended to ensure learners are not affected by connection issues during exam delivery

³ Data Keys should be of good quality and suitable for use with secure or sensitive files.