What you need to do

If you are applying to offer Ascentis qualifications for the first time you will need to seek centre recognition. This process is straightforward and you just need to -

  • Download and complete the Centre Recognition Form here

The process

We have created the following documents to make the process as simple as possible –

On receipt of your completed forms we may decide to carry out a Centre Recognition visit. If a visit takes place, a report will be completed by an Ascentis reviewer and will be submitted to your centre and to the Ascentis Quality Assurance Manager. The final decision on recognition is made within the Ascentis Quality team and your centre will be notified. On completion of the centre recognition form you will be signing up to the Ascentis Centre Agreement.

Already a registered centre?

If you're already an approved active centre with us and you're looking to offer more of our qualifications all you need to do is complete the Qualification Approval Form.

Centre recognition

To view the prices and fees click here

The centre recognition fee includes

  • a free staff development session *for some qualifications
  • following initial centre recognition, there are no additional recognition fees for further qualifications

We charge an annual centre retainer fee. Please refer to the prices and fees. This is a fee charged by many Awarding Organisations. This is a charge to enable us to continue to offer a high level of products and services to our customers such as:

  • Free Internal Assessor and Quality Assurance courses
  • Free Regional Quality Meetings
  • Free qualification approval
  • Free Verification(s)
  • Development of new qualifications
  • Unlimited online support
  • Designated Customer Support Assistants for all centres


Centre Recognition for Access to Higher Education Diplomas

Please note: if you wish to be recognised to deliver the Ascentis Access to Higher Education Diploma programmes please contact Melanie Porritt, Commercial Manager, on [email protected] who will be able to supply you with the Access to Higher Education Centre recognition application form.


Centre Recognition for ESOL

Centres wishing to offer ESOL Skills for Life must have been operational for a minimum of two years.


Contact us

We are always pleased to hear from centres that are interested in delivering our qualifications.

If you wish to discuss the process or have any further questions please contact us

If you wish to apply now, please download the relevant documents which are also available in our Key Documents section.