Free access to self-study software & exams

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bksb – Basic Key Skills Builder software
  • Health Education England has commissioned bksb to give free access to bksb all NHS trusts, community, primary and adult social care employers.
  • Individual staff members can study at their own pace and access the system at any time.
  • This offer is also open to those in the pipeline to the workforce e.g. on a supported internship programme
Open Awards

Health or Social Care Employers whose employees or apprentices need to access an assessment to progress and are ready to sit an assessment can access Functional Skills training support through Open Awards at no direct cost.

Visit our Open Awards page to see note about important dates. 


OpenLearn is an educational website. It is the UK’s Open University’s contribution to the Open educational resources project and the home of free, open learning from The Open University.