Activ Training Limited: a BCS Group Company

Training & Testing Materials

Activ Training Limited
Registered Offices:
BCS Headquarters
North Star House

Approved Courseware material available for this provider:

Internet, Network/LAN, Intranet, CD-ROM/CBT, Syllabus 5 Courseware, ECDL, ECDL Essentials, ECDL Extra, Office 2003, 2007, 2010 and 2013 versions. e-Type Materials, Digital Skills.

Approved Testing material available from this provider:

Auto Tests, e-Type.

Syllabus Versions


Activ Training is a UK Limited Company, headquartered in Bedford, England. Since December 2008, Activ has been a subsidiary of the BCS Group, meaning that we are ideally placed to provide your Test Centre with the latest BCS Qualifications materials. We publish high quality, self-directed training and automated testing solutions for BCS Qualifications, and have established an outstanding reputation in the enterprise delivery of those Qualifications, including ECDL, to the business, education and government sectors in the UK.

Activ's huge investment in ECDL training and testing software has produced an approved suite of standalone, networked and Web based courseware and test software; supporting all of the latest application formats (MS Office 2003, 2007, 2010 and 2013). Our ECDL training strategy validates our reputation for providing our Clients with the latest high quality solutions that utilise emerging techniques and technologies.

Activ are the only UK-based publisher of BCS Qualifications Interactive Training and Automated Testing Software, and our sole commitment to the BCS and its Qualifications Products means that our focus is absolute. We are exclusive providers of automated testing for the BCS e-Type which run through our new BQS (BCS Qualifications System).

Features and benefits of the BCS Qualifications System (BQS)


  • Web and Windows based versions available.
  • Fully compatible with BCS 3F and ACF from 1 Sep 09.
  • BQS Administration can manage an entire network of Test Centres centrally and scales to meet the requirements of small organizations as well as large enterprise level implementation.
  • Multiple qualification administration, including e-Type from a single administrator's console.


  • Comprehensive Reporting for candidates and administrators; candidates can login and review their own test and diagnostic assessment results using the Web Administration
  • Immediate prescriptive candidate test reporting.
  • ActivTest reporting details % achieved in each area of the Syllabus, with full 'mouse click' diagnostic reporting.
  • Reports are available on screen, in print and for download in multiple file formats.


  • Real-world Intelligent Complex and Simple Simulation based testing that is unique in its approach.
  • Practical testing in a simulation of the live application allowing testing of multiple Office versions on a single machine.
  • Tests accept Menu command, button, right mouse menu, double clicks or key combination. All common application pathways are supported.
  • Easily installed application avoids reliance on additional software for browser compatibility, supports high levels of test concurrency and allows incorporated user/Administrator security.