AAT has decided it will not be possible to introduce remote invigilation, as planned this August.
Instead, it will run a managed pilot through selected training providers, utilising two Level 1 qualifications.
AAT explained as a result of testing and ‘further investigation’ it became clear that it would not be possible for it to proceed as planned. It simply did not have the confidence that it would not be able to meet levels of compliance and security that it would expect.
AAT said it felt the pilot was the way to go – enabling it to better understand the risks.
AAT CEO Mark Farrar explained: “This has been a very difficult decision for us to take, and we recognise that it will have a negative impact on some of our training providers and students.”
With assessments centres reopening on 29 June, Farrar hoped the impact of this change on AATs’ plans will be “less significant as we return to a situation where assessments are widely available”.