March 1, 2021

ExF Remote Assessment

CompEx launches new online course

CompEx has continued to adapt to the on-going pandemic by developing a more flexible means of accessing its ExF CompEx Foundation Course.

To ensure that professional development can still be carried out, the new remote version of the ExF assessment can now be completed online in the comfort and safety of the learner’s home or place of work. The theory-only course, which takes between one and two days to complete, is suitable for technical and non-technical personnel. It has been designed to provide an introduction into potentially explosive environments where gases, vapours and dust are present.

The flexible online course does not require dedicated software. The learner will receive a weblink and keycode by email to sit the examination. Learners will be allocated a dedicated CompEx centre, which will monitor them during the examination using video conferencing to ensure the necessary rules are adhered to.

Huw Bement, director at CompEx, said: “Since the outbreak of Covid-19, many training centres have adapted to the pandemic by providing online tuition using video conferencing and virtual classroom platforms. To support this, we are pleased to now launch our first web-based assessment and provide a full end-to-end learner experience. The Foundation Certificate is one of our most popular ones, so we hope this news will be well-received and encourage more employers to take advantage of this flexible course and assessment.

“The ExF is a great way of providing employees with the basic awareness and understanding of the key aspects of working in and around hazardous areas. As there is no practical element to this short course, it means that both the instruction and the assessment can be effectively undertaken remotely. The adaptable online delivery and examination of this course not only benefits learners as it offers flexibility during these uncertain times, but also allows our centres to still run courses and accept candidates as there is no need for them to be onsite”.

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