Who we work with
BTL Assessment solutions are trusted by some of the world’s leading Awarding and Professional Bodies to develop and deliver their global e-Assessment programmes.
AAT – Association of Accounting Technicians
AAT is a not-for-profit organisation that was established in 1980 to provide a recognised professional qualification and membership body for accounting technicians. It is a worldwide organisation with more than 120,000 members. AAT is dedicated to offering extensive support to all its members and their employers, through our continuing professional development (CPD) scheme, professional regulations, ethical guidelines and more. AAT support their members through more than 450 AAT approved training providers across the world.
BTL has been working in partnership with the AAT for a number of years. All AAT exams are developed and delivered through our Surpass® Assessment Platform. We work very closely with the AAT to develop and deliver relevant, engaging and forward thinking exams.
AQA is an educational charity and a leading provider of GCSEs and A-Levels. Its qualifications are used in most secondary schools in England, Wales and Northern Ireland as well as being internationally recognised.
BTL started working with AQA in 2009 when they started using the Surpass Assessment Platform to deliver on-screen assessment for high stakes exams and also for Online Progress Tests to supplement the learning experience in the classroom and at home.
For the 2011-12 academic year, AQA plans to continue to offer on-screen assessments in Functional Skills English (Reading) and ICT (using BTL Office), GCSE ICT, outgoing GCSE Science Spec A, together with piloting assessments in Science and Modern Foreign Languages(MFL). A wide variety of Progress Tests are now available in Science, Maths and MFL.
City & Guilds
City & Guilds is the UK’s leading vocational education organisation. Approximately 1.8 million people are currently working towards a City & Guilds qualification in the UK and Ireland. City & Guilds has more than 8500 centres in 81 countries all over the world – and an international network of offices to support them.
The Surpass Assessment Platform is being used by City & Guilds within the e-volve platform for their global e-Assessment delivery programme. The platform includes: Walled Garden (where tests are scheduled), SecureAssess (the exam administration software) and SecureClient (the learner interface where the tests are taken).
EAL (EMTA Awards Limited) is the specialist, employer-recognised awarding organisation for the engineering, manufacturing, building services, and related sectors in the UK.
EAL has been in partnership with BTL for e-Assessment services since 2008. EAL uses BTL’s Surpass Assessment Platform to develop and deliver their on-screen examinations. The qualifications offered through the Surpass Platform include VRQs, Technical Certificates in Apprentice Frameworks, Key Skills and Functional Skills. The Surpass Platform provides the flexibility for EAL candidates to take exams on-demand anywhere, including remote locations.
IMI Awards Limited is the leading Awarding Body for the retail motor industry. They specialise solely in automotive qualifications and accreditations.
IMI utilises the Surpass Assessment Platform to develop and deliver Functional Skills qualifications at Levels 1 and 2 in English, Maths and ICT.
ITEC is the premier International Awarding Organisation for qualifications in Beauty, Complementary and Sports Therapy and Hairdressing.
ITEC utilises the Surpass Assessment Platform to develop and deliver Functional Skills qualifications at Levels 1 and 2 in English, Maths and ICT.
NCFE offer over 400 qualifications at different levels and in a wide range of subject areas including NVQs and Basic and Functional Skills qualifications.
NCFE started using the Surpass Assessment Platform to deliver their on-screen exams in 2009. Assessments developed and delivered using Surpass include: Functional Skills English, Functional Skills Maths, Functional Skills ICT, Adult Numeracy, Adult Literacy, Key Stage Application of Number, Key Stage Communication and Key Skills ICT.
OCR (Oxford Cambridge RSA Examinations) is a leading UK awarding body that offers a wide range of qualifications to schools, colleges, workplaces and other institutions. Their range of qualifications includes A Levels, GCSEs and vocational qualifications including Cambridge Technicals, Cambridge Nationals and NVQs.
OCR utilises BTL’s Surpass® assessment platform to develop and deliver their on-screen Functional Skills qualifications. Surpass provides OCR’s customers with the ability to offer an on-screen exam service without compromising the integrity of the qualifications.
Skillsfirst Awards is the leading Awarding Organisation for the service industries.
Skillsfirst utilises the Surpass Assessment Platform to develop and deliver Functional Skills qualifications at Levels 1 and 2 in English, Maths and ICT.
The Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) is an executive non-departmental public body (NDPB) sponsored by the Scottish Government Schools’ Directorate. It is the national accreditation and awarding body in Scotland.
SQA works in partnership with schools, colleges, universities and industry to provide high quality, flexible and relevant qualifications and assessments – embedding industry standards where appropriate. In addition, SQA ensures that qualifications are inclusive, accessible to all, that they provide clear progression pathways, facilitate lifelong learning and recognise candidate achievement.
BTL has been in partnership with SQA for many years, working on projects such as ESOL, SOLAR, Physics e-Assessment and Core Skills Assessment. Since 2008, SQA has licenced the Surpass Assessment Platform to develop and deliver e-Assessments across a broad range of qualifications.
The Teaching Agency is the national agency and recognised sector body responsible for the training and development of the school workforce.
BTL has been in partnership with the Teaching Agency since 2003. The Teaching Agency utilises ContentProducer™ (the content delivery tool from Surpass) and BTL Office (an ICT desktop simulator) to develop on-screen content for the QTS (Qualified Teacher Status) skills tests.
The Actuarial Profession
The Actuarial Profession represents the members of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries externally, and regulates those members for the benefit of the outside world. The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries is the chartered professional body for actuaries in the UK.
The Actuarial Profession utilises the Surpass Assessment Platform to develop and deliver their on-screen examinations.
WJEC is an Awarding Body based in Cardiff and operating throughout Wales and England. Qualifications offered include: GCSEs; AS/A levels; Functional Skills; Entry Levels and the Welsh Baccalaureate. Approximately 4,000 examination centres are registered with WJEC in Wales and England, representing about 700,000 candidate entries for different subjects at the various levels. In addition to offering examinations and assessment, WJEC also provides professional development training courses for teachers and a range of educational support material in print and online.
WJEC has been in partnership with BTL for e-Assessment services since 2008. WJEC use the Surpass Assessment Platform to develop and deliver their onscreen examinations. WJEC’s highly accessible on-screen exams are delivered in both the English and Welsh Languages. WJEC are very forward thinking in their approach to e-Assessment, having delivered the first ever onscreen A Level examination in the summer of 2009.