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Powering vocational assessment

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Surpass supports vocational education worldwide through work-based learning programmes to equip the next generation of learners with valuable qualifications. As your test development, publishing and technology partner, we’ll give you confidence and control over your professional vocational assessment programme.

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City and Guilds
NCFE (Northern Council for Further Education)
SQA (Scottish Qualifications Authority)
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“City & Guilds benefit from being part of the Surpass Community by being able to talk to other people going through the same type of experiences, requirements and changes in the industry.”

City & Guilds

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You’re in control of your Item Bank

With our advanced item banking capabilities, security and reliability, you can securely create and manage your vocational education programme with ease.

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Create engaging real-world vocational assessments with innovative question types.

Candidates can have an authentic experience with technology-enhanced assessments to create engaging real-world performance-based vocational assessments. Choose from a range of standard and advanced question types to test all-round skill, with various rich media and source material options, including an inbuilt PDF viewer and our award-winning high-fidelity image viewer.

After the exam is finished, automatic feedback for candidates can be shared with a variety of options.

Collaborate with other vocational awarding organisations

Watch Nicola Bennett from City & Guilds talk about the benefits of being a part of the Surpass Community, and the opportunities it brings for collaboration with other awarding organisations.

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Assess student progress and inform teaching

Want an effective way to assess student progress and better inform teaching?

Our case study of a successful national Computer Adaptive Testing (CAT) implementation in the UK demonstrates that this type of testing can have significant benefits over fixed tests, particularly in a formative setting. Learn how personalised testing in Surpass transformed a national testing programme for primary school children.

Read our CAT case study

Deliver continuous learning and feedback through summative testing

Watch Graeme Clark from SQA discuss how the organisation uses Surpass to deliver assessments to candidates that focus on continuous learning and feedback through summative testing.

Complex item types to transform your assessments

Discover how CXC® recognised the significant benefits in adopting an item authoring and reviewing platform that provides increased security and quality assurance capabilities, a test driver application that supports fully offline testing, and a fully integrated end-to-end platform.

Trusted by Awarding and Certification providers across the world

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40 million+ exams
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140+ countries
have delivered Surpass assessments

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40,000+ Test Centres
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2 million+ candidates
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