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

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Ask Ascentis Q&A

Find out more about our qualifications in this series of Ask Ascentis Q&A videos.

  • #AskAscentis - Access to HE
  • #AskAscentis - Community Interpreting
  • #AskAscentis - Construction
  • #AskAscentis - Digital and EDSQ
  • #AskAscentis - Sales Managers Q&A

Ascentis National Conferences Keynote Speakers

Catch up on our headline speakers from some recent Ascentis National Conferences.

  • Go Further: A Sustainability Journey in FE with Liam Carr, Sustainability in Curriculum Coordinator at NCG
  • Ascentis National Conference 2023 - Alex Houghton
  • Ascentis National Conference 2023 - Andy Forbes
  • Ascentis National Conference 2023 - Ann Daniels
  • Ascentis National Conference 2023 - Anne-Marie Soyinka
  • Ascentis National Conference 2023 - James Pallister
  • Ascentis National Conference 2023 - James Peach
  • Ascentis National Conference 2023 - Phil Wilkinson
  • Ascentis National Conference 2023 - Sue Pember
  • Co-creating an Education for Climate Justice with Kedijah Eaves-O'Connor, Project Manager at Students Organising for Sustainability (SOS-UK)
  • Connected Education in a Digital Age with Grace Barrett, Co-Founder of The Self-Esteem Team
  • Creating Student Success and Beyond with Head of Student Experience at Rose Bruford College and Former NUS President Shakira Martin
  • Educating for the Future, Now with Dr Anne-Marie Imafidon MBE
  • Minimising Stress and Maximising Potential - Tried and Tested Strategies for Emotional Well-being with founder of Stay Calm and Content Cat Williams
  • No Hurdle is Impossible to Overcome with Paralympic Athlete and TV Presenter Danny Crates
  • Sustainability and Consumerism - What The Future Holds with TV and Radio Presenter, Screenwriter and Children's Author Konnie Huq
  • Well-being - A Practical Guide to Achieving it in The New Techno World with Gyles Brandreth
  • What Has Nature Ever Done For Us (and What Can We Do For Nature)? Sam Kendall, Education Manager at the Eden Project

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Education and Training Resources

English & Maths Resources

Useful downloads for your English and Maths provision.

ESOL Resources

Essential Digital Skills Resources and Documents

Ofsted Education Inspection Framework Mapping Resource

A guide to mapping your curriculum to the Ofsted EIF.

Online Enrichment Resources

View a sample of the interactive online resources for Ascentis Online Enrichment Qualifications.

Parnassus User Guidance

Remote Teaching & Learning Resources

SOQ Resources

T Level Transition Resources

A useful guide to mapping your curriculum to the T Level transition programme.


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

  • Access to HE Online Conference 2022
  • Access to HE Pathways and New Developments
  • An Introduction to Pre-Entry ESOL and Volunteering
  • Ascentis Access to HE Development Team Update
  • Ascentis Essential Digital Skills (EDSQ) Teaching Resources
  • Beyond numerical marking: a forum on Access assessment methodology
  • Construction webinar
  • English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) webinar
  • Enhancing the quality of induction and tutorial provision in 16-19 study programmes
  • ESOL Autumn Conference 2021
  • How to get the best out of funding for your employability skills and progression programmes
  • Introduction to Ascentis' Access to HE Transition Team
  • Introduction to our Digital Programmes
  • Making the best of Recognising and Recording Progress and Achievement (RARPA) to improve access to learning and progression opportunities for adults
  • Progression webinar
  • Short Online Qualifications (SOQs) and Online Enrichment Webinar
  • Understanding how best to use the funding for English, Maths and Digital Skills

Watch Our Client Videos

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

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