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:
- A laptop or desktop computer with a webcam and microphone
- A stable Wi-Fi connection (minimum of 1Mbit/s upload, and 10Mbit/s download)
- A smartphone or tablet (Apple iOS 8.0 / Android 4.1 or higher)
- 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.