Online Assessment (via SecureAssess and SecureClient)


E-assessment is our term for computer-based testing. This allows learners to take tests online and there are a number of advantages to this:

  • Reduced administrative burden – a simpler, more streamlined administrative process with no posting of test papers and no storage space required.
  • Increased flexibility.
  • Centres can schedule their learners for a test when they are ready and at a time suitable to them.
  • Tests can be taken either online or offline, via a laptop, quickly and efficiently.


Find our qualifications, learning resources and delivery support on our dedicated website QualHub

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Tests available

The Externally Assessed Home Based Childcare unit (CYPOP/5/MCQ) and NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma in the Principles and Practice of Dental Nursing is available on this platform.

Scheduling an online test

To Schedule an online test for a learner, please visit the SecureAssess website via the CACHE here.

Information and guidance covering scheduling, delivering and invigilating either online or offline tests is provided in our online assessment demo webinar.  Please ensure that you have successfully scheduled and sat the practice test before scheduling your learners.  If you experience connectivity issues between SecureAssess and SecureClient, please see our user guide

For queries relating to the SecureAssess website and for technical support, please call the Customer Support Team on 0345 347 2123 or email [email protected].

Have you signed up for e-assessment?

If you would like a SecureAssess account, please complete the form below.

You will need to ensure that you have the correct equipment to run the system, the technical requirements are included in the registration form below and we also have a copy to print off if you need it.

Technical Specifications

Workstation technical requirements - If there are any requirements you do not meet, please call your Customer Support Assistant directly, or call 0191 239 8000, as we may still be able to assist.

¹ Requirements for running Functional Skill ICT tests. ² A centre connection of 2Mbps or greater for every 30 learner tests being sat at the same time is recommended to ensure learners are not affected by connection issues during exam delivery. ³ Data Keys should be of good quality and suitable for use with secure or sensitive files.