Employers

Upskilling your workers and having a consistent programme of Continued Professional Development (CPD) is vitally important to any employer. Not only does it improve the skills and assist the internal progression of your workers, it also helps retain your staff as they feel valued due to your investment in them.

We offer employers a large portfolio of qualifications, in a range of sizes, levels and sectors, to help satisfy your training needs.

These include licence to practice qualifications such as Food Safety and Health and Safety in a Construction Environment, qualifications to target ‘soft skills’ such as Resilience and Grit, and qualifications to aid your responsibilities as an employer, such as Mental Health & Wellbeing and Equality & Diversity.

We offer a range of delivery and assessment methods to suit you, from portfolio, to blended delivery, to complete online programmes.

To aid the delivery of our online programmes, we offer the use of our Ascentis Moodle for free, if you deliver our Short Online Qualifications. All our qualifications are regulated so you can be confident that the training your staff receives will be recognised nationally. We work with a range of employers varying in size and industry, and always strive to find a qualification to meet the needs of you and your team.

Qualifications we offer include:

  • Short Online Qualifications
  • ESOL
  • English and Maths
  • Construction
  • Digital Skills
  • Online Enrichment Qualifications
  • And many more.

We are regulated by Ofqual, CCEA, Qualification Wales and licenced by the Quality Assurance Agency. Many of our qualifications are eligible for funding under the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA), and Advanced Learner Loans. We are also working hard to ensure our qualifications meet the needs of national Combined Authorities in preparation for the devolution of the AEB budget.

For more information on how to deliver Ascentis Qualifications, move your provision to Ascentis, or to request a visit to your centre, please contact the Commercial Team on 01524 845046 or click here to email.

If you wish to apply now, please download the Centre Recognition Form or Qualification Approval Form which are available in our Join Us section.

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“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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Ascentis Maths Skills Quality Assurance Webinar

This webinar is for Ascentis customers only and it is free to join. The webinar will include standardisation activities as well as the opportunity to share best practice with other practitioners. Participants will also receive an update on the qualification and general administration information.

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25th Oct 2021

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An Introduction to Pre-Entry ESOL and Volunteering

This webinar will talk you through our Pre-Entry ESOL qualifications, My Local Area and My Life. These qualifications are mapped to the bottom end of the ESOL curriculum and have been developed to allow learners to provide simple personal information and to learn about their area. We will also introduce you to our recently developed ESOL Volunteering to Support English Language qualification. This qualification is available at Levels 1 & 2 and has been developed to support the volunteers who want to teach ESOL, this could be learners who have been through the system and want to support their community, general volunteers who want to help and those who may like to teach ESOL as a profession in the future.

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