Guroo: Officially the UK’s best provider of Functional Skills services

425 respondents completed the 2013 Functional Skills Annual Survey.  One of the questions asked respondents to rate all four major providers of Functional Skills services across seven categories.  Overall, Guroo was placed in four categories and second in the other three.

  • Best for ease of use – 1st BKSB, 2nd Guroo
  • Best for engaging learners – 1st Guroo, 2nd ForSkills
  • Best for initial assessment – 1st BKSB, 2nd Guroo
  • Best for support – 1st Guroo, 2nd Tribal
  • Best for teaching and learning resources – 1st Guroo, 2nd Tribal
  • Best for experience – 1st BKSB, 2nd Guroo
  • Best for pricing – 1st Guroo, 2nd BKSB

So with four “firsts” and three “seconds”, Guroo came out on top by a considerable margin, and amongst work based training providers, the results were stronger with five “firsts” and two “seconds”.

Independent evidence and proof, if you needed it, that Guroo really is the best – officially!


Guroo is a complete solution, offering competitive user based licencing that saves you a fortune on traditional annual subscriptions for Functional Skills, and related qualifications such as the OCR Progression Qualifications for English and Maths. We offer:


Purpose built initial assessment and diagnostic tools – both on-line and paper based for English, maths and ICT, automatically producing a full diagnostic mapped to the Functional Skills criteria.

Paper based core activities such as initial assessment, worksheets, lesson plans and teacher notes are also available.

Everything in Guroo can be done online for flexible, anytime, anywhere learning.

High quality tutorial videos based on those hard to learn key concepts in Maths, English and ICT.



A wide range of teaching and learning resources based around problem solving in real world contexts including many set within vocational areas, skills gap analysis, progress and assessment reporting.

10 minute level checker – ideal for use in the interview process and for screening. level checker img

Functional Skills are the essential maths, English and ICT elements of apprenticeships, traineeships, GCSEs and foundation learning. Guroo resources are very suitable to support adult progression qualifications too.

Guroo works in training providers, colleges, work based learning, schools – anywhere Functional Skills are taught, and Guroo’s licencing model is designed to be flexible and affordable for everyone, from the smallest cohort to the largest site.

Under development now is exam practice supporting all the major awarding organisations.

Guroo 2.1

Guroo 2.1 includes important updates, most notably:
Initial Assessment and Diagnostic Reports. Specifically designed for Functional Skills, these new features mean that Guroo now provides a complete solution that follows the journey of your learners from first contact through to final exam.

User and Group Admin. You now have control at a local level to set up your own users as they join you, and to create and manage groups to help you get the most from initial assessment, messaging, and reporting.

… and more new features on the way!

Guroo 2.0

Guroo 2.0 is now available to all Guroo subscribers and contains important updates and extensions in every area, all of it based on feedback from Guroo users.

This short video gives you an introduction to what’s new in Guroo 2.0:

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