Open Assess is our tool to help learners prepare for their on-screen Functional Skills exams.
In Open Assess learners can take our Functional Skills on-screen sample tests in a replicated version of the live test environment – allowing learners to become familiar with the on-screen environment they will face, and practise taking a test.
Open Assess stores learners’ responses so that teachers can access and mark these – which enables them to provide feedback for the learners and allows them to make more informed judgements about their learners’ readiness for the real thing.
Sample on-screen assessments for the reformed Functional Skills qualifications (4748) in English and Mathematics are available on Open Assess, together with a familiarisation test for each subject which supports learners to understand how to use the tools available in the platform when they are answering questions. As new sample materials are released, we will add them to the platform.
To use Open Assess your centre will need to have an account created, to request this, please complete the application form below. Each centre will need to nominate two individuals to act as Primary Users who will then manage the permissions for the account.
To learn more above Open Assess we have a recorded presentation.
The User guide available from the top of the page, is a detailed guide to using the platform and in addition we have a series of bite-sized videos which take you through each stage of the platform.