You can now sit your functional skills exams entirely online!

As part of our ongoing commitment to make gaining recognised qualifications as simple as possible, we’re delighted to be able to offer our learners the option to complete their NCFE functional skills examinations online.

Otherwise known as remote invigilation, this option eliminates the need for you to travel to an exam centre, and means you can sit your exams at a time that suits you, 24/7!

How does it work?

If you’re enrolled on any of our functional skills courses, you’re eligible to choose this option. However, you’ll need to make sure you have access to the following:

  1. A laptop or desktop computer with a webcam and microphone
  2. A stable Wi-Fi connection (minimum of 1Mbit/s upload, and 10Mbit/s download)
  3. A smartphone or tablet (Apple iOS 8.0 / Android 4.1 or higher)
  4. A quiet room with no distractions.

Before you’re due to sit your exams, you’ll receive information from NCFE that explains everything about the online examination process, along with a detailed guide on exactly what you need to do to prepare. In the meantime, you can view a short video from Surpass, NCFE’s exam technology partner, which explains how the test setup works.

If all this sounds a little intimidating, don’t worry – you’ll have full access to online chat support to help if you encounter any technical difficulties.

I'm enrolled on a functional skills course and I'd like to sit my exam online – what now?

You tutor will need to confirm that you’re ready to book your exam(s).

Once you’ve got the go-ahead, just give us a call on 0121 630 3000 and we’ll get you all set up.

Online exams cost £95 per course.

What if I don't want to sit my exams online?

That’s fine! You still have the option of coming to Oxbridge to sit your exams in person, which will also cost £95. There’s also the option of us coming to an exam centre near you, which will cost £175 plus travel costs.

Still unsure? Don’t worry, get in touch and we’ll be delighted to talk through your options.