The Initial Assessment is in line with the
updated Core Curriculum and also tracks the functional skills standards. It provides
a clear indication of a learner’s current English and mathematics level.
Interactive Learning Resources provide
teaching and learning for the essential underpinning knowledge in all the subject
areas of English and mathematics.
The scenarios present learners with situations
where they can apply the knowledge they have gained to everyday situations, providing
a vital link from underpinning knowledge to application.
bksbLIVE, our fully hosted, online
platform provides a learner-centric solution for functional skills success, providing
a highly intuitive interface within which students can navigate through their learner
journey. All bksb assessments and resources can be accessed from this one place,
The Diagnostic Assessments provide a percentage
score and produce an interactive ILP which highlights skill gaps and directs a learner
to the appropriate resources they need to fill those gaps.
Following the Learning Resources which are
used to close an identified skill gap, confirmation of competency can be gained
via the interactive bksb Skill Checks.
The ICT resources are based on the Microsoft
Office 2003, 2007 and 2010 versions. They are short tasks for the learner to complete
supported by information packs to teach any gaps.
These learning resources are set in a vocational
context to give relevance to learning. The bksb range currently covers 30 different
popular vocational subjects from entry 3 to level 2.
Helping tutors of Pre-entry learners to
identify where to start, these assessments are based on the Adult Pre-entry Curriculum
Framework. They can help assess adult learners from Milestones 1 – 8.
The bksb initial assessment in ESOL
has been designed to identify ESOL learners’ levels in the three skills of reading,
writing and listening while also offering a predicted grade for speaking based on
The bksb Quick Check is an interactive
screener to identify those learners who might benefit from a comprehensive dyslexia
assessment administered by a qualified dyslexia specialist.
The PLTS Assessment comprises of an interactive
initial assessment and 6 evidence-generating activities designed to develop the
skills needed to gain and retain a job.
Quick and concise, interactive, self-marking
assessment that identifies the ways in which individuals or groups of learners prefer
to learn. Uses VAK theory (Visual, Auditory, Kinaesthetic).