Remote Invigilation

Learners are now able to complete online/onscreen external assessments at home using our remote invigilation solution.

Remote invigilation allows a learner to be observed via audio and visual links when completing their online/onscreen external assessment at home.

The remote invigilation platform is safe and secure and ensures the security of the external assessment and the learner. Remote invigilation is provided by BTL using record and review, where qualified and DBS cleared BTL invigilators observe every onscreen/online external assessment. 

Qualifications available for remote invigilation

  • CYPOP 5
  • NCFE CACHE Level 3 in the Principle and Practice of Dental Nursing
  • NCFE Level 1 Functional Skills in Maths (Reform)
  • NCFE Level 2 Functional Skills in Maths (Reform)
  • NCFE Level 1 Functional Skills in English (Reform)
  • NCFE Level 2 Functional Skills in English (Reform)
  • NCFE Level 1 Functional Skills in ICT
  • NCFE Level 2 Functional Skills in ICT

How does it work?

What are the benefits?

  • Centres will save time and resource – book the learners for the online/onscreen external assessment, provide learner instructions and we’ll do the rest
  • Flexibility of assessment timings – learners can be booked within a 6-week window, any time, any day
  • Safe and secure – technical support to learners 24/7
  • Quick approval – within 48 hours
  • Cost effective – costs are minimal compared to face-to-face invigilation
  • Results released within 6 working days* of the upload of the online/onscreen external assessment (*subject to awarding)

What’s the cost of remote invigilation?

  • £30 for 60 minute online/onscreen external assessments
  • £35 for all other online/onscreen external assessments
  • Registration fees and resit fees still apply
  • £15 for any online/onscreen external assessments not cancelled, or cancelled within 48 hours/2 days of assessment window


Follow the below steps for what you need to do

Step one - remote invigilation approval

Step two - get prepared

  • Read the documents, see tile on right side of page
  • Watch the videos, see tile on right side of page
  • Speak to your nominated Account Executive
  • Check learners have the minimum system requirements

Step three - bookings

Step four - support your learners

  • Talk learners through the process and support them to ensure they understand invigilated conditions
  • Provide learners with the instructions and all necessary documents
  • Share the videos with learners
  • Make sure learners receive a system check email and their live assessment email

Step five - during the onscreen external assessment

  • Learners can access live chat support with any technical issues
  • Learners should raise with you any unresolved technical issues
  • Learners complete their online external assessment

Step six - after the onscreen external assessment

  • External assessment will be marked by NCFE
  • Remote invigilation recording will be reviewed by BTL
  • Any violations will be investigated
  • Results will be released
  • Post results service available where applicable
  • Book a re-sit if required


For any support please contact our dedicated remote invigilation Customer Support team on 0191 240 8829 or email [email protected].