Computer based assessment (CBA) support

AAT assessments and coronavirus restrictions

The safety of students is paramount during this time, so it's important that assessments are only scheduled where it is safe to do so and when an agreement has been met by both the student and training provider or assessment venue.

Training providers and assessment venues that are able to remain open for assessments in line with their local guidance must continue to adhere to all Covid-19 safety regulations and guidance, and should consider moving to increased levels of online learning where possible.  

Keep up to date on the Covid-19 assessments page.

This page contains all the information you will need to run and support computer-based assessments (CBAs) through AAT’s assessment platform.

Synoptic assessment windows and result release dates

Download the 2021–2023 synoptic calendar (PDF)

For further information on the result release dates, visit the CBA results page.

SecureAssess and SecureClient versions

It is important that you are using the latest versions, which are (as of 17 November 2017):

  • SecureAssess:
  • SecureClient Central (web):
  • SecureClient Central (installed):

If you're seeing previous versions, please refer to the Post-SecureAssess downtime guide (PDF) to update them.

Support material and important information

Adobe withdrew support for Flash on 31 December 2020 and as such, web browsers are removing the ability to run Adobe Flash.

We’ve got a solution which will allow you to continue accessing qualification content which uses Flash, including scheduling and invigilating live assessments, taking practice assessments online and marking assessments.

You'll need to download and install this new browser in order to access the services.

User guides

Download the following PDFs for support on installing and using the SecureAssess and SecureClient systems:

Instructional videos

The following videos have been created to assist you in using SecureAssess and supporting students using SecureClient; the AVSY video also covers the basic functionality of SecureClient. For guidance on using SecureAssess to schedule, assess and verify assessments, please see the above AAT SecureAssess Centre User Guide.

Student support

Visit the following webpages to access further information on how to support students sitting their assessments and once they have received their results: 

Frequently asked questions

The following FAQs may also assist you with running computer based assessments:

We have created a number of troubleshooting guides to help you with your SecureAssess queries. Each link will open in a new window.

Live assessment queries

Marking and verification queries

Post assessment query

Let us know what you think of these troubleshooting guides.

SecureAssess quizzes

Ideal for new staff members or anyone new to using SecureAssess, they'll tell you how well you know SecureAssess (and the correct answer if needed).

Each link will open in a new window.

AQ2016 graded qualifications

To view your students' percentage results for graded AQ2016 qualifications, log into your Centre Assessment Results online service via MyAAT. This information is also accessible to students via the Your Assessment Results service when they log into MyAAT.

Training provider webinars

We have created several webinars that cover a wide range of topics for training providers and venues. You can join our upcoming sessions and view previously recorded versions on the Training provider webinars page.