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About the bksb Skill Checks for Functional Skills

The bksb Skill Checks enable learners to close their identified skill gaps by undertaking exercises which show competency in those areas. There are over 150 self-marking skill checks, covering a variety of topics across English and maths. Once a learner has passed a skill check, it is likely to motivate them by reflecting an important milestone in their development. The bksb Skill Checks have proved to be an invaluable addition for a wide variety of organisations and learners who have used them.


Fully interactive and self-marking

The Skill Checks are fully interactive and self-marking and cover English and maths from Entry Level 3 to Level 2.

Referenced to the core curriculum for English and maths

Our Skill Checks have been developed in line with the core curriculum for both English and maths, which means that they are directly comparable to the curriculum in these subjects.

Rigour is provided by the concentration of questioning on individual topics and the high pass mark (75%)

The skill checks are highly rigorous and learners can only achieve a pass mark when they have truly learnt and understood the individual topic in detail.

In-depth tracking and reporting

This product provides a valuable tracking and reporting functionality for tutors and managers. This data is extremely insightful and assists greatly with lesson planning, learner management and for inspection evidence.

Over 150 assessments

There are over 150 self-marking skill check assessments covering a range of English and maths topics. This highlights the range and variety of individual topic areas that the skill checks cover.

We’re the UK’s market leader in functional skills solutions and we operate globally

bksb is the market leading and longest established solution of its type in the UK. It is trusted by thousands of organisations (including over 80% of FE colleges) and used by millions of learners across the world every year to support their skills improvement programmes.

Outstanding technical support

As the Skill Checks are fully-hosted, we save you all the usual hassle of installation, set-up and maintenance. In addition, all bksb customers receive full technical support by phone, email and web at no extra cost.

Want to know more?

If you have any questions, or would like to attend one of our free functional skills events, please do not hesitate to get in touch. Alternatively, for an online trial, quotation or upgrade, follow the links on the right.