Ascentis International

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.

As a leading awarding organisation and registered educational charity, we have a portfolio of user-friendly qualifications available to support a diverse range of knowledge and skill requirements in various sectors across the globe.

As an international customer, you will benefit from:

International Experience 

We are experienced in working with organisations around the world to deliver a range of customised qualifications. In our most recent partnership we worked with a leading ESL enterprise based in Shenzhen, China to award over 20,000 TESOL (Teaching English as a second language) certificates to English Language teachers in China and around the world.

Subject Expertise

We pride ourselves on using subject experts throughout the development and quality assurance of our qualifications to ensure the highest quality to our centres and learners.

World-class Customer Service

Ascentis pride ourselves on the service we provide to all of our customers and believe this is what sets us apart from other Awarding Organisations. Learn more about our commitment to our customers here.

Named Contacts

We understand that one of your main priorities is having any queries dealt with quickly and efficiently by a designated contact who will ensure you get the most from our qualifications.

Become an International Ascentis Centre

To find out more about working with Ascentis, please contact us or visit our International Partners page.

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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

21st Nov 2024

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