Ascentis strives to be a source of support and information as well as a qualifications Awarding Organisation. In this section you will find resources to assist your teaching, keep you up to date with the latest funding information, and help make sense of changes in the sector.

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Access to Higher Education Excellence Awards

Ascentis National Conference Keynote Speakers

View talks from our headline speakers at the Ascentis National Conference 2019: Learners in the Digital Evolution.

  • Connected Education in a Digital Age with Grace Barrett, Co-Founder of The Self-Esteem Team
  • Educating for the Future, Now with Dr Anne-Marie Imafidon MBE
  • Well-being - A Practical Guide to Achieving it in The New Techno World with Gyles Brandreth

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English & Maths Resources

ESOL Resources

Essential Digital Skills Resources and Documents

Ofsted Education Inspection Framework Mapping Resource

Online Enrichment Resources

Pre-Entry ESOL Resources

  • Funding and data issues around the delivery of Non Regulated learning' and 'Introduction to the Ascentis Pre-Entry ESOL qualification with Beej Kaczmarczyk & Mike Atkinson, e-Memoir

QuartzWeb User Guidance

  • Contact Manager on QuartzWeb
  • Getting Started on Quartzweb
  • Registrations on Quartzweb

SOQ Resources


Catch up with a selection of our most popular webinars available on demand.

  • Delivering Cost Effective Access to HE Programmes
  • Enhancing Skills Foundation Learning Webinar
  • Improving the quality of teaching, learning and assessment in the new quality assurance environment
  • Making the best of funding for ESOL Programmes
  • Making the most of learning support funding for young people
  • Pre-Entry Learning Webinar
  • Short Online Qualifications – Induction Programmes and e-Invigilation Webinar

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Ascentis helps change the lives of over 170,000 learners each year. Hear about why our staff love working for us, and why our customers love working with us.

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Leicester Adult Skills and Learning Service Speaking about Ascentis English & Maths Stepping Stones

Ascentis has a fantastic suite of English and Maths Stepping Stones qualifications which enable learners to focus on specific skills, build their confidence and progress onto further learning. This testimonial video features Leicester Adult Skills and Learning Service who outline the benefits to them and their learners of using these qualifications.

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The City of Liverpool College Speaking about Ascentis Access to Higher Education

Access to HE with Ascentis - We Make a Difference. Watch our Testimonial and hear how it makes a difference to learners and the opportunities it brings.

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Best Practice People Speaking about Ascentis Short Online Qualifications

The Ascentis Short Online Qualifications are delivered in many centres across the UK and help to support learners’ Personal Development, Behaviour and Welfare. Listen to Ascentis Customer, Best Practice People talk about how effective the Ascentis Short Online Qualifications are and how they successfully aid their NEET learners, improving skills and confidence in turn helping them secure employment.

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What our happy customers say

“We are very pleased that we made the move to Ascentis for all our ESOL exams. The exams are appropriate for our learners, and lecturers find the marking manageable. As an organisation, Ascentis is a pleasure to work with. Our queries are always dealt with quickly and we are extremely well supported by our verifier.”

Waltham Forest

“We have thoroughly enjoyed our first year with Ascentis. There has been support of a high quality throughout the academic year. Support has been provided through a variety of roles including the quality managers, lead EQA’s and subject moderators.”

Bradford College

“We have been delighted with the impact Ascentis Extended Awards in Mathematical Skills (Stepping Stones) have had on our student’s progression towards their functional skills mathematics as well as preparing them for the completion of their GCSE. It has taught them the essential skills in mathematics which enabled them to deal with the practical problems and challenges of life – at home, in education and at work. These skills are valued by employers and further education, and are a platform on which to build other employability skills. We are also very impressed with the level of service and commitment shown by the staff of Ascentis, they are always available to help whenever help is needed.”

Brent Start

“The transparency and support of Ascentis has been refreshing. Our moderation process has been a pleasure and developmental feedback has always been welcomed.”

Kensington & Chelsea College

23rd Sep 2020

Quality Assurance Events

1st Oct 2020

IQA/Assessor Events

  • AELP
  • CPD Certified
  • FAB
  • Cyber Essentials
  • Natecla
  • Access to Higher Education
  • The Parliamentary Review
  • West Yorkshire Learning Providers
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