CACHE Award Assessment Delivery Contract to BTL
BTL is pleased to announce that CACHE (Council for Awards in Care, Health and Education) has awarded BTL a contract for the delivery of Assessment Services through Surpass Professional Edition, BTL’s new SaaS-based Assessment Platform.
Through 2013, CACHE ran a major procurement exercise to ‘test the market’, seeking a new supplier and a new system for its online examination programme. From a competitive field, BTL was awarded the contract. The new Surpass product is built on the Surpass Enterprise Edition platform already used by 70% of the major Awarding Organisations in the UK.
Rob Bendelow, Procurement & Project Manager at CACHE comments:
“Four potential suppliers were short-listed. Of course, all four systems could do the job, but the Surpass product from BTL ticked 95% of our boxes. It’s pretty easy to use and has clearly been developed with Awarding Organisations in mind. Creating assessments, scheduling tests, candidates taking on the challenge, co-ordinating the results…..it’s all in there.”
Clare Ruiz-Palma, Project Manager for the Surpass implementation at CACHE, added:
“BTL and CACHE have worked well together on this project. They (BTL) have also gone shoulder-to-shoulder with another of our strategic suppliers to help forge a seamless union between Surpass and our back office learner management system ‘Parnassus’. We launched this new e-assessment platform in early April 2014, right on schedule.”
Rob added: “Sourcing a new IT system involves far more than bytes, browsers and bandwidth. People like to do business with people and so far the team from Shipley (BTL) have worked really well with CACHE”.
Keith Myers, Managing Director, BTL says: “BTL are delighted to be working with CACHE. CACHE were very rigorous in their tendering process and we regard this choice of Surpass as an acknowledgement of the quality of our Assessment System. ”
CACHE is a leading UK Awarding Organisation, based in St Albans and focussing primarily on the child care, adult care, health and education sectors.
All CACHE qualifications require the learners to undertake assessment, to measure and confirm their progress towards achievement of the qualification.
Assessment includes assignments, extended essays and examinations under controlled conditions. Online exams, wherein the learner’s answers are auto-marked by the computer system itself, are a growing segment of the assessment landscape.
BTL is a leading UK provider of assessment systems to Awarding Organisations, Regulators and Government Bodies. First established in 1985, BTL is a privately held Limited Company founded by Chairman Dr Bob Gomersall based in Yorkshire, UK. Trusted by clients to deliver high-stakes examinations, BTL’s assessment platform, Surpass, is the most widely-used e-Assessment system on the UK’s education market.
For further information please contact:
CACHE Corporate Communications Manager
Telephone: 01727 818 646
Email: [email protected]
BTL Head of Marketing
Telephone: 07866 317346
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