What is it?

Workskills Online provides web-based multiple-choice assessments to help learners get ready for further learning, training or employment. These literacy and numeracy assessments, designed around real world scenarios, offer a practical way of developing and demonstrating the important knowledge, understanding and skills needed for the workplace.

Each diagnostic test features 40 questions based on the vital skills all learners require, whether they are engaged in an apprenticeship, studying full-time, preparing for the workplace or needing to refresh their English and maths knowledge.

After each completed assessment learners will be issued with a certificate showing their result.

Who is it for?

Workskills Online is ideal for learners aged 13+ who are preparing for further learning, training or employment. The assessments are pitched at Levels 1 and 2, which caters for a range of abilities and allows learners to demonstrate progression.

Facts and Figures

  • Each assessment lasts 60 minutes
  • Costs £3 per learner per assessment, with reductions available for buying credits in bulk
  • Secure, reliable and easy to administrate
  • Can be used on a range of devices – all you need is a web browser and internet access


Once you have purchased the required number of learner credits, you will be able to schedule assessments – either for individuals or for a group of learners. Select the appropriate subject and level and fill out the learners’ details; they will then be issued with a username and password to access the assessment.

Assessments can be taken at any time, or as scheduled by you. You will also be able to monitor progress through the live invigilation viewing experience. Results are available instantly once the assessment has been completed and certificates can be downloaded and printed off to reward achievement.


Literacy: Choose from 40 assessments covering topics such as:

  • reading critically to evaluate information
  • identifying the purpose of a text and inferring meaning
  • using correct grammar
  • using punctuation accurately

Numeracy: Choose from 40 assessments covering topics such as:

  • adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing by efficient methods
  • using decimals and percentages
  • using data and statistical measures
  • extracting information from tables, diagrams, charts and line graphs


Administrators will be able to view a series of reports showing useful data about learners’ completed assessments. This includes information on the time spent per answer, the number of questions attempted and how well learners performed in each skill area.

This data can also be analysed for individual learners, meaning that you can personalise learning by focusing on developing their skills in a particular area and then tracking progression over subsequent assessments.

Getting started

If you are not yet registered with ASDAN, your first step is to complete an Application for Centre Registration Form. See the Join section for more information. Current ASDAN centres need to ensure that the programme is added to their centre's registration.

Following registration, you will be able to log in and purchase learner credits from the Workskills Online website and begin scheduling assessments. 

What's Next?