The Ascentis Group includes Ascentis Awarding Organisation, International Dyslexia Learning Solutions Limited and Virtual Academy Limited.
Ascentis is an award-winning provider of cutting edge qualifications for education, training and business in the UK and overseas. We’ve been committed to delivering exceptional customer service and creating life changing opportunities for all since 1975.
Ascentis is distinctive in that it is both:
- An Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, CCEA and Qualification Wales
- An Access Validating Agency for Access to Higher Education Diplomas, licensed by the Quality Assurance Agency
We have a portfolio of user-friendly qualifications which include Access to Higher Education Diplomas, Community Interpreting, Construction, Digital Skills, Employability, English & Maths Skills, ESOL, Education & Training and Short Online Qualifications (SOQs).
Ascentis has no shareholders, it is a charity and its sole purpose is to provide the optimal level of service to all of its customers. As a recognised charity we are committed to the provision of clear progression routes that enable learners to climb the 'qualifications ladder' and achieve their lifelong aspirations.
The flexible and learner-friendly ethos of Ascentis has resulted in centres throughout the UK choosing to run their qualifications with us. There are several reasons for choosing Ascentis as your awarding body:
- Many of our qualifications are eligible for funding under the ESFA and Advanced Learner Loans
- We have dedicated Customer Support Assistants who will be assigned to you as your named point of contact
- We offer clear lines of progression to further learning, employment, or Higher Education
- Our qualifications are competitively priced with no hidden costs
- We offer free training and support for you and your staff
Ascentis are experienced in working with organisations around the world to deliver a range of customised qualifications. To find out more about working with Ascentis, please click here.
International Dyslexia Learning (IDL) provides multi-sensory software to primary and secondary schools in the UK and around the world. Their specialist software was developed to support the growing number of young people who are falling through the gaps in Literacy and Numeracy.
IDL Literacy has been for over 40 years and can dramatically increase reading and spelling ages for pupils with dyslexia or low literacy ability. In addition, research has shown it can also have a hugely positive impact on the confidence and self-esteem of those using the programme.
IDL Numeracy has been designed for children with dyscalculia, those struggling with Maths or who are experiencing maths anxiety. It includes a fully graded course to support the National Curriculum for Numeracy, with interactive activities to support pupils and help them progress.
IDL has been part of the Ascentis family since 2013. Ascentis is an educational charity with a mission to enable learners to realise their full potential and achieve their lifelong aspirations.
Find out more about IDLS here.