Online Assessment

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

We have just upgraded our online assessment system to allow for a better experience for both you and your learners.

The new system is available now and can be accessed from the link below or from the usual link above on the ‘login’ option. 

If you were approved on our recent online assessment system, your username will be the same in our new system, however you will need to reset your password using the “can’t access your account” link on the main homepage. If you’ve not been approved previously, you will need to complete the online assessment registration form below.

There are also updated guides and a webinar below, to support you with using the new system.

Please contact our Customer Support team if you need any further assistance.

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.

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
  • CACHE Understand How to Set Up a Home-Based Childcare Service (CYPOP 5)
  • 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 3 Award in Principles of Health and Safety for the Workplace (601/5876/1)
  • 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 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)
  • CACHE Level 3 Diploma in the Principles and Practice of Dental Nursing (601/2251/1)

What support is available?

To get you started with NCFEs 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.

Please note, the below guides are for the new online assessment system that will go live on Monday 2 September, therefore they are draft documents. The final version of the documents will be available on Monday 2 September.

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

There is also a webinar available here to guide you through using the online assessment platform.

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.