The leading specialist in GCSE and Functional Skills Solutions

bksb® is the UK's most popular online GCSE and Functional Skills Solution. Last year, over 1.2 million individual learners used bksb to improve their skills in English, maths and ICT. In our 20 year history, over 20 million learners have benefitted from our easy-to-use online assessments and learning resources.


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119 million bksb questions
answered in 2014/15


47 million bksb assessments
have been taken so far


92% of clients renew
their licence


bksb has been established
for 20 years

In my opinion, bksbLIVE is the best online functional skills system in the market.

Geoff Cox, TFT Training & Qualifications

I am delighted with the overall functionality of bksbLIVE. It provides exactly the service we require and our learners enjoy using the system.

Edward Jones, Cymru Care Training Limited

I find your product essential for identifying the skills gaps for our students, it allows staff to plan for specific needs, students to achieve and make progress.

Susan Halton, Bolton Youth Challenge

bksb Initial & Diagnostic Assessments offer us a crucial platform which informs us of our learners' individual needs.

Mark Stewart, East Durham College

The bksb Support Team are responsive and friendly. They've made it easy getting to grips with the bksb system.

Lisa Westray, Haringey Sixth Form Centre

bksb has enabled the effective testing, tracking and progression of a large cohort of students. It is accessible and easy to manage.

Catherine Murphy, Fullhurst Community College, Leicester