Birmingham City University (BCU) have developed an online GCSE equivalence option which is open to trainees applying to any provider. They are offering all three GCSE equivalencies.
An individual applicant, who is holding an offer at an ITE provider, will pay a one-off admin fee of £25 – irrespective of the number of equivalencies needed. They will then pay an additional fee of £75 for Maths, £75 for Science and £90 for English. This will give access to four areas of learning, which are run as online study sessions and which the candidate must engage with before taking the test. An applicant will have the opportunity for two tests – a first attempt and a resit. All of the tests will be marked by experienced GCSE Examiners and subject leads to provide assurance in regards consistency. The charges are designed to cover costs and support development only.
Full details of the service can be found here.
Equivalency testing co are also hoping to offer an on-line facility from the middle of May. The contact email is: firstname.lastname@example.org