Why Choose Ascentis?
There are many reasons our customers choose to work with us and stay with us year after year.
We pride ourselves on using subject experts in both the development and quality assurance of our qualifications.
We believe it is vital for you have support and guidance from someone with subject knowledge and experience. Therefore, we offer this as part of our service to all our customers. This also ensures standardisation across the country for our qualifications.
Free Internal Quality Assurance and Assessor Courses
Any member of staff who internally verifies Ascentis qualifications is entitled to attend one of our free Internal Quality Assurance (IQA) courses. These are held throughout the academic year in various locations and also by webinar. Delegates will be guided through Ascentis paperwork and procedures, preparing for an external verification and what is to be expected. Successful completion of the IQA course can count towards your internal verifier being granted Direct Claims Status by Ascentis.
Quality Assurance Events
To ensure standardisation across centres we hold free Regional Quality Meetings for qualification suites such as ESOL and Education and Training. These are facilitated by our subject expert External Quality Assurers and attended by tutors and coordinators of the relevant qualifications. These meetings give an invaluable opportunity to network with other practitioners, share best practice, see exemplar materials, and focus on standardisation. We also hold free subject specific Quality Assurance Webinars for suites such as English, Maths, Short Online Qualifications, Construction, Community Interpreting and Progression. For our Access to Higher Education providers we hold Curriculum and Standardisation Meetings.
Having listened to feedback from our centres we understand that one of your main priorities is having any queries dealt with quickly and efficiently by a designated contact. We ensure that all centre coordinators have named contacts at Ascentis to help with any queries, as well as your designated External Quality Assurer. We also have dedicated Development Managers and Quality Assurance Managers for all qualification areas, and each centre has a Customer Support Assistant to ensure you get the most from our qualifications.
We regularly add new resources to our qualification suites to provide you with additional support and ensure our qualifications are easy to deliver, for example, our Short Online Qualifications come with online resources which the learner can work through at their own pace and then complete an online multiple choice assessment. This allows centres to run these qualifications in large numbers and contribute towards FELTAG targets, all with minimal teaching hours required. There are also resources available for our Education and Training suite, and we are committed to developing video resources for ESOL and Community Interpreting showing exemplar assessments. There are further resources available on our website here. We always communicate with our centres when new resources are available.