Remote Invigilation Service

Introduction

Remote Invigilation is a way that allows delegates to take a formal ECS assessment without having to travel to Computer-Image-for-AI.jpga centre for an invigilator to monitor their behaviour in person while taking a test.

Instead of an invigilator watching a delegate take their test, automated online monitoring software using an artificial intelligence program is used to verify the identity of the person taking the assessment and then used to constantly monitor the delegate and record their exam performance. To do this the delegates computer webcam, microphone, keyboard and mouse are used by the monitoring software.

If used correctly the ECS assessment remote invigilation service provides a flexible and cost-effective way for delegates to be able to take assessments.


System Requirements

There are special requirements that must be met to take an assessment using the ECS assessment remote invigilation service. If at any time the remote invigilation service detects any unusual activity in the way the assessment was taken the assessment will be automatically failed. 

Assessment venues are available for people who prefer to take the assessment with an invigilator and in some cases may be more appropriate than using the remote invigilation service.

Before any assessment is booked using the remote invigilation service, you should refer to the guidance and information provided on being set up. This covers what to expect and what activity may invalidate an assessment. 

Please remember that the delegate must prepare for their assessment before using the remote invigilation service to take their test.
 

What Assessments are available by Remote Invigilation? 

Although the online system has predominantly covered Health, Safety and Environmental (HSE) assessments in the past, this Remote Invigilation software can also be used for the new suite of assessments which have been introduced over the last year to support FESS Systems Operatives and Network Infrastructure including: 

•    Fire
•    Fire & Emergency Lighting 
•    Security
•    Fire & Security
•    Network Infrastructure Awareness
 

How to access the system

Currently this service is available to employers that are using the ECS Employer Portal. JIB and ECA members should continue to use the assessment venue service if already set up for this service.

To register for this service, Employer Poral uses should email guidance.portal@ecscard.org.uk putting “Remote Invigilation Service” and your JIB member or Employer Portal reference number in the subject line.

If your company is not currently using the Employer Portal and ECS online services, then please download the form here and on returning the form, please notify us you wish to include Remote Invigilation services when setting up your account.