About the English Skill Checks

The bksb Skill Checks enable learners to close their identified skills gaps, and consequently confirm competency in these areas. There are over 150 self-marking Skill Checks which cover a variety of topics. 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 proven to be an invaluable addition for a wide variety of organisations and learners who have used them.

Fully interactive and self-marking

The bksb Skill Checks are fully interactive and self-marking, while covering a range of levels and topic areas.

Referenced to the core curriculum for English

The Skill Checks have been developed in line with the core curriculum for English, meaning that the Skill Checks 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

The Skill Checks provide a valuable tracking and reporting functionality for tutors and managers. This is incredibly powerful in lesson planning, learner management, and for inspection evidence. Download our pdf and find out more about tracking and reporting.

Over 150 assessments

There are over 150 self-marking Skill Check assessments covering a range of English topics.

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 used and trusted by thousands of organisations (including over 80% of FE colleges) and millions of learners across the world every year to support their skills imrpovement programmes. They are proven to help individuals improve their essential skills and assist with the IELTS exam.

Outstanding technical support

As the bksb 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.

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Why choose bksb Skill Checks?

  • bksb is fully interactive and self-marking.
  • Our products are referenced to the core curriculum for English.
  • Rigour is provided by the concentration of questioning on individual topics and the high pass mark (75%).
  • There are over 150 assessments.
  • We're the UK's market leader in GCSE and Functional Skills solutions and we operate globally.
  • We provide outstanding technical support.

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About bksb licencing and pricing

  • bksb solutions are sold on an annual licence basis as standard.
  • We benchmark against competitors to ensure our products are the best value available.
  • There are absolutely no hidden costs with bksb - just a simple, easy-to-understand per learner, per annum price.
  • Tutors, administrators and managers can access bksb at no additional cost.
  • If you would like to find out more about our pricing and licencing, simply get in touch for an informal chat with one of our friendly team.

Licencing and pricing