The bksb solution is a vital component in the success of most colleges. In fact, 89% of colleges use our products – that’s more than 580,000 college learners, who may be studying Functional Skills, Digital Skills or GCSEs.
With the wide range of learners studying in colleges, English and maths programmes have to be particularly flexible – some learners may not visit college very often, some may never visit if they are enrolled on a distance learning programme. bksb is a fantastic tool for flexible delivery due to its responsive nature – learners and tutors can access our online platform at any time, wherever they are based.
Most Further Education colleges assess every learner’s ability in English and maths to ascertain their suitability for their chosen vocational course. The bksb Initial Assessment utilises AI and Item Response Theory to provide an accurate reflection of this level as a start-point.
Typically, they will then undertake a Diagnostic Assessment during induction. This assesses their skills across all topics within their identified level, and produces an individual learning plan (ILP) highlighting strengths and weaknesses. This ILP forms the basis of their subsequent English and maths learning.
The bksb learning resources feature engaging video content which can be used during structured lessons, or as part of distance learning. The Progress Checks then assess a learner’s progress through each module. Having developed their skills, learners then have access to our Exam Practice to ensure they are ready and confident for taking the qualification.
Supplementing the main learning pathway outlined above, colleges can also access our vocational learning resources. These help to motivate and engage learners, and show them the relevance of English and maths skills to their chosen career path.
Underpinning this whole process, colleges receive powerful reporting and data analysis. Inspectors look to triangulate evidence when reviewing the performance of a college’s English and maths delivery. The tracking and reporting facilities in bksb provide the required data via in-depth reports. Learner achievement and progression is evidenced and performance can be more easily managed, helping colleges to fulfil expectations for inspection and funding.