Working at Ascentis

Ascentis is one of the UK’s leading educational charities that transforms the lives of around 170,000 people every year through our range of qualifications and specialist software.

We work closely with colleges, schools, independent training organisations and universities to design cutting-edge qualifications to enable people to progress to further study, higher education and employment.

The Ascentis Group

Ascentis has a subsidiary company called International Dyslexia Learning Solutions LTD (IDLS). 

IDLS provides specialist multi-sensory software programmes to primary and secondary schools in the UK and internationally. The focus of IDLS is to provide learning solutions to those most in need. Today the software is used by thousands of children across the world.

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Annual Leave

It is very important for employees to have a healthy work life balance. We offer 25 days holiday + 8 days bank holidays totalling 33 days.

Staff Development Programme

We want to invest in our people through our amazing development programme, to nurture their talent and realise their ambitions.

Pension scheme

We offer an excellent pension benefit matching contributions up 6% once you have passed probation.

Incremental Service benefits

As you increase your service you will be entitled to additional paid days off which includes your Birthday.

24 Hour Employee Helpline

Employee Helpline provides a confidential 24 hours a day, 7 day a week service to answer any questions you have or just needing someone to talk to.


Save money on fuel, car parking and public transport fares with our salary sacrifice for a brand new bike.

Computer Scheme

The salary sacrifice for a computer lets you get the latest tech through your employer.

Gym membership

Salary sacrifice for gym membership at our local gym 3-1-5.


We offer free onsite parking for all employees.


Charity Work

We love to give back to local and national charities! Fancy dress, cake baking, netball matches, quizzes and lots more. We are always thinking of new ways to raise money for fantastic causes.


Communication Days

Keeping everyone in the know on what’s happening in the organisation and providing team building activities.


“At Ascentis everyone is friendly, easy to get along with and we all work together as a team, it is wonderful to hear how our qualifications really help learners to succeed and progress in life. We have an opportunity to make a real difference to people’s lives and change their futures for the better.”

- Graham, Commercial Manager

“I love the variety. Working closely with the CEO and DCEO is a very rewarding opportunity. As a recent graduate, I value the freedom to experiment and learn from those around me. I enjoy challenges and I am grateful for a culture that allows me to continuously grow and achieve my goals.”

- Ranya, Executive Assistant to CEO


Our Vision is: Creating life changing opportunities for all.

Our Mission is: To enable learning through innovative education and exceptional customer service.

Culture: Here at Ascentis we are passionate about our people; committed to openness, honesty and trust; bound together by shared values. We are committed to rigorous quality assurance ensuring highest standards and performance. We promote a problem solving culture with a 'can do' attitude that seeks to remove barriers to success. We are dedicated to fulfilling our customers' needs by providing a timely, responsive and inspiring service. We will deliver excellence, strive for continuous improvement and respond vigorously to change.

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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
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