If you have just commenced your Apprenticeship programme with us, we’d like to give you a huge welcome! There are two online accounts you will need to have access to throughout your programme:- BKSB and VQ Manager. Your login details will have been emailed to you by our admin department.


BKSB is your online functional skills account. This is used in the induction stage to complete Maths and English initial assessments. These allow us to identify which level you are working at and enable us to support you throughout your programme.

If you have achieved these qualifications prior to starting your Apprenticeship, you may be exempt from the exams; your assessor will discuss this with you. If you are not exempt, we will work with you to achieve functional skills at either level 1 or level 2, alongside your Apprenticeship.

To access your BKSB account, please click on the logo above, or click here, and enter your login details to begin the assessments.

Your account is live for the whole length of your programme, so you can visit this again at any time, to learn at your own pace.


VQ Manager is your online portfolio. This is used throughout your programme for uploading your Apprenticeship evidence and allows your assessor to feedback on your work. This will be discussed at your Apprenticeship induction, and login details will be emailed to you by our admin department.

To access your VQ Manager online portfolio, please click on the logo above, or click here, and enter your login details.


NUS Apprentice Discount Card

Are you an Apprentice learning with us? You can receive discounts with an NUS Apprentice card!

The card costs £11 for 12 months.

Purchase your card here 


ilm Membership

If you are completing an ilm accredited programme, you are entitled to a free Institute of Leadership & Management student membership.

Your enrolment number will be emailed to you by our admin department.

To activate your membership please click on the logo above, or click here.



Aged 16-19 and travel by bus?

If so, with a cashless Endeavour Card you can get at least 25% discount off full price adult fares on participating bus services around Suffolk.

For more information, click here


Aged 16-25 and travel by train?

If so, with a 16-25 Railcard you can receive 1/3 off rail fares to travel across Britain! 

The card costs £30 and is valid for 1 year. However, make sure a search for discount codes or use your NUS Apprentice Card to get money off a 16-25 Railcard!

For more information and to purchase your card, click here