Find out more about onscreen testing, an alternative to traditional, paper-based assessments.
An onscreen test is run on a computer. The assessment is more enjoyable for the candidate and more flexible for centres than paper-based testing, but is designed and validated with the same rigour as a traditional test. You can download free, sample tests to help familiarise your students with the look and feel of an onscreen test.
We offer onscreen tests for BTEC and Edexcel Functional Skills qualifications.
There are two different types of software, and the one you will use will depend on which qualifications you are delivering:
- next generation BTEC Firsts and units that form part of the Business Skills Apprenticeships use the Pearson Onscreen Platform
- Functional Skills and any other BTEC courses use Promissor software.
All onscreen tests offer:
- free software installation, training and technical support
- improved accessibility and less paper-based administration
- on-demand testing: tests can be taken when learners are ready.
Get started with onscreen testing
To find out more about onscreen testing or start offering tests, choose a qualification below:
Help and support with onscreen tests
For BTEC (QCF) and Edexcel Functional Skills
Onscreen testing FAQs
Support for administators, assessors and technicians