Computer based assessment (CBA) support

The guides on this page contain all the information you will need to run computer based assessments (CBAs) through AAT’s assessment platform.

Support material

SecureAssess update – 18 November 2017 

Following the recent downtime to SecureAssess (which took place between on 17 November 2017), you must now schedule and run a sample computer-based test on each PC before it is used for a live assessment. More details, including guidance on the steps you need to take are provided in the Post-SecureAssess downtime guide

Please share these with your IT department to ensure the update has been taken successfully.

It is important that you are using the latest version of SecureAssess and SecureClient. The latest versions are (as of 17 November 2017):

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

If your SecureAssess and SecureClient are showing previous versions, please refer to the above guide.

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.

User guides

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

Instructional videos

The following videos will assist you in using SecureAssess; you may need to download Adobe Shockwave Player to view them. They will open in a new window:

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.

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.