Business skills onscreen tests | Pearson qualifications

Business skills onscreen tests

27 January 2015

Pearson onscreen tests are available for a number of knowledge based units within the following qualifications, operational from 1 September 2014.

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  • Pearson BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Customer Service (601/3424/0)
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Customer Service (601/3478/1)
  • Pearson BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Business Administration (601/3405/7)
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Business Administration (601/3406/9)
  • Pearson BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Team Leading (601/3430/6)
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Management (601/3396/X).


For these knowledge-based units, Pearson operates multiple choice question tests as one method of assessment, the other method being centre-devised assessment. To ensure that a learner demonstrates a sufficient grasp of the knowledge and understanding across the breadth of the criteria being assessed, Pearson have chosen to develop a more robust approach to onscreen assessment that's more in line with the needs of employers and the regulatory requirements.

Our tests require that a learner demonstrates achievement of approximately two thirds of the assessment criteria within each unit learning outcome and therefore achieving a pass for every learning outcome in a unit. This hurdling approach ensures that the breadth of learner knowledge and understanding is demonstrated to the required depth, thereby providing us, employers and ultimately learners with confidence that they can carry out their jobs effectively.

To help centres and learners better understand the outcomes of a completed onscreen test for each individual learner, a learner score report will be generated. Learner score reports will provide more in depth learner test feedback including an indication of learner achievement for each individual learning outcome covered within each onscreen test.

For further information around Pearson onscreen tests, including learner score reports, please contact your Account Specialist on the contact details below:

Schools and FE

Work Based Learning


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