Get started with online proctoring

Our online courses require online assessments, which take place through the support of proctoring.

Proctoring allows users to take an assessment online whilst ensuring the integrity of it:

By verifying you

By monitoring you via video to look for any behaviour which could indicate cheating


Equipment Requirements

You will need the following to undertake the assessment online:

Laptop and PC with webcam and microphone

Wi-Fi connection

Suitable test environment (quiet room with no distractions)

Operating system: MAC: macOS Sierra 10.12 or higher, PC: Windows 7, 8, or higher

Processer/RAM: MAC: Intel/AMD Processor, 8 GB RAM, PC: Dual-core 2.4 Ghz CPU, 8 GB RAM or better

Recommended web browsers: Mozilla Firefox v20.0 or higher Google Chrome v25.0 or higher

Plug-Ins: JavaScript enabled and third party cookies enabled

Camera resolution: 800 x 600 resolution or better

Internet connection: Cable modem, DSL or better (300kbps download, 250 kbps upload)

Onboarding Process

The onboarding process creates your profile in our proctoring system and ensures everything is working correctly before taking the online assessment.

You will need a valid photo ID which includes one of the following: 

 Student photo ID

Government-issued driver’s license


National identification card

You will be required to carry out a scan of your:


Valid ID


You cannot begin your online assessment until your onboarding status is approved and states 'passed'.


How to set UP a proper testing environment

Use a private area or room which is well lit – with no one near you

Turn off all noise making devices including mobiles and ensure windows are closed to prevent noise from outside

Sit directly in front of your webcam and ensure your face is clearly visible

Close irrelevant tabs and windows on your computer


Test guidelines

Have your photo ID ready

No short breaks

Only one keyboard, mouse and monitor

Food or drinks not allowed

Assessment is timed

Personal items not allowed

If you have any questions call 0800 917 8419 or email