Introducing Highfield Core – our new functional skills platform

We are excited to announce the launch of our new Functional Skills assessment platform, Highfield Core.

Designed as a user-friendly, web-based platform, Highfield Core will allow your learners to navigate their own online assessments with ease.

Mock Assessments
You and your learners will soon be able to access the platform and carry out mock assessments to ensure you are suitably prepared for a smooth transition. You will also have access to a tutorial for both English and Maths exams, which will demonstrate how to use the different features learners may need to use during their exams.

Final Assessment and Booking Dates
The final assessment date for assessments on the current Surpass platform, including SecureClient, is 28 May 2021, after which, all assessments must be taken on Highfield Core.

The final date for booking Surpass assessments is 21 May 2021.

Remote invigilation
The booking form for Remote Invigilated Functional Skills exams must be received by 21 May 2021 to ensure they are booked for the Surpass platform. When sending your booking requests through, please note which platform you would like the assessment to be booked for. We have created a new booking form for you to use, which can be found on our Qualify at Home page as Exam Booking Form.

Any requests received by ribookings@highfield.co.uk for exam bookings dated 29 May 2021 onwards will not be booked until w/c 17 May 2021. Unless we confirm otherwise, all learners will be booked on to their first preferred date, so you can confirm the date to the learner and let them know to expect their confirmation emails next month.

Resits
Any resit taking place on Highfield Core (where the original exam was taken on Surpass) must be booked by Highfield. To book these, please contact your account manager.

Webinars – Coming Soon
We will be running two free webinars to demonstrate the new platform. Dates and times are:

Thursday 6 May 10:00 – 11:00

Thursday 13 May 10:00 – 11:00

We will be in touch with you to keep you updated on the transition, but if you have any questions in the meantime, please contact your account manager.

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