- 18 January 2021
We want to thank all the centres who responded to our surveys to tell us what they wanted from an eAssessment platform and which qualifications were the ones that we should prioritise creating eAssessments for. We really did take all the feedback on board and appreciate the time our centres took to let us know their thoughts.
We asked our centres which courses they would like to have an eAssessment option for and two of the qualifications that came out on top were:
We will be offering eAssessments for both of these qualifications and any RSPH centre that teaches them can enquire about booking their learners onto an eAssessment. There will be eAssessment options for other qualifications rolled out as soon as possible after this.
The eAssessment platform we have partnered with is Surpass, a trusted online assessment provider who have carried out millions of online assessments over the years. As well as providing a seamless experience for learners, Surpass will be fully integrated with our centre area, which makes it incredibly easy for centres to book learners onto eAssessments.
Richard Burton, Director of Qualifications, RSPH said:
“We’re excited to be introducing eAssessment as a new tool for our centres to use, and we’re delighted to be working with a sector-leading organisation in Surpass. Our centres are increasingly using technology to underpin blended learning and remote delivery of our qualifications, and the Surpass assessment platform will allow them to also move their assessments online, should they wish to do so. The candidates trained by our centres are on the frontline of efforts to protect and improve the public’s health; a responsibility that has never been more crucial. By working with Surpass, we can provide our centres with a proven and secure mechanism for assessing their candidates online, and with a tool they can use to widen their reach and do more of their vital work”
Sonya Whitworth, Managing Director, BTL (Creators of Surpass) said:
“We’re proud to be working alongside RSPH as they transition their important qualifications on-screen. Now, more than ever, we need to ensure individuals can continue their qualifications to fulfil vital roles in protecting the public’s health, and this is the perfect opportunity to make the most of the innovative technology that is available. The Surpass team is extremely experienced in supporting organisations with qualifications like those delivered by RSPH, and we have built a growing community which includes many highly-respected awarding and certification bodies. We welcome RSPH to the Surpass Community and look forward to working closely with them as they transition to Surpass.”