The issue of funding for colleges, schools and adult education services has been a hot topic within the education sector in recent months.

Ascentis are therefore delighted to announce that funding is now available to centres choosing to run their English and Maths bite size qualifications for the next academic year.

Ascentis’ Extended Awards and Certificates will remain fully funded for adult learners 19+ from Entry 1 – Level 1 in English and Maths. Individual Unit Funding is available for any units that sit within these qualifications.

Entry Level English and Maths stepping stones also satisfy the Condition of Funding for study programmes.

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Our Stepping Stones qualifications have proved very popular with Colleges, Adult Education Services and Specialist Schools, and is currently run in over 130 centres.

These qualifications incorporate bite sized units that are designed to build a learners’ confidence and focus on specific skills gap to enable them to progress onto Functional Skills, GCSE or work.


Why Ascentis?

  • Controlled assessments that can be delivered alongside normal teaching
  • A range of sample, practice and live papers available
  • No assessment windows
  • On demand, single paper assessments, provided by Ascentis, allowing the flexibility to deliver roll on, roll off programmes
  • No minimum registrations
  • No mandatory units
  • Free half day training session for your staff
  • Personalised customer service and support
  • Direct Claims Status available
  • Free Regional Quality Meetings for tutors
  • Free Internal Quality Assurance Courses for Internal Verifiers
  • Free Assessor courses for tutors


Find out more about funding

Or contact one of our qualifications specialists for more information here.