A warm welcome back from Ascentis

Welcome back to teaching in a new term; once again a term like no other. No matter what your needs are and how circumstances change throughout the term we are here to support you. 

Over the last few months, we’ve been busy further adapting our prestigious portfolio of qualifications to ensure they remain fit for purpose and allow you to continue to teach, and your students to learn, during these unprecedented times.

Online and Blended Learning with our Bespoke Learning Solution

Our bespoke blended learning model provides you with the flexibility to teach and learners to complete the Ascentis Short Online Qualifications (SOQs) in a way that meets your centre’s circumstances; either fully online, traditionally in the classroom or through blended learning.

With funding available and 25 titles to choose from, our SOQs are an ideal way for you to utilise any underspent AEB and boost achievement rates remotely and in the classroom. They cover a range of subjects including British Values, Environmental, Health and Safety, Health and Well-being, Infection Control and Prevention, Internet Safety and Personal Development; all of which are mapped to Ofsted’s Education Inspection Framework and their priorities.

Our unique online model allows learners to complete the required learning and sit the assessments remotely online, giving them gratification and a sense of achievement at home, inspiring them to continue on their learning journey.

A warm welcome back from Ascentis

Help your learners gain vital skills with our Employability and Progression to Further Learning & Work Qualifications

Now more than ever it’s important that learners leave education with all the necessary skills for gaining employment. We have a comprehensive suite of Employability and Progression to Further Learning and Work qualifications with a wide choice of units, allowing you to create a tailored programme of learning to your learner’s individual needs and gaps in their knowledge. 

These qualifications are fully funded and assessed through a portfolio of evidence, meaning your learners can work towards achieving these qualifications and build important employability and life skills remotely.

What's coming up at Ascentis?

We are currently working on some exciting new developments which will add value to your provision and learners’ education:

• New vocabulary glossaries will be available soon for all SOQs to help learners with any technical language within the subjects.

• In addition to the current online resources and workbooks for our Access to HE Health related Diplomas, we are developing online resources and workbooks for other Diploma subject sets including Law, Business and Sociology.

• Coming soon are our new classroom-based English and Maths online assessments. The opportunity for learners to sit our English and Maths Skills assessments online will give them vital preparation and skills to complete their Functional Skills.

• Our new Essential Digital Skills Qualifications are currently going through Ofqual’s technical evaluation and will be available soon.

How to get started

If you would like to find out more please contact us here. Our dedicated support team are on hand to support you at all times, and can help create a bespoke package to suit the requirements of you and your learners.  

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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.”

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3rd Dec 2021

Ascentis Events

Ascentis National Conference Online: Inspiring Learner Success

The theme of this year’s conference is ‘Inspiring Learner Success’. We aim to provide you with ideas and stories to continue to inspire and motivate learners to accomplish their goals, despite the hurdles faced during last 18 months. On the day you can expect to hear from leaders in our industry alongside some well-known faces who will be providing their insight and expertise into the on-going issues that impact our sector. There will also be an opportunity for virtual networking in the afternoon. As always, the day will conclude with our much anticipated prize draw, where we will be giving away a luxury Harrods hamper. In order to be entered into this prize draw, you must book onto at least one of our live sessions using the links below. Note that work email addresses must be used. The event is completely free of charge to attend. Speakers include: Phil Wilkinson, CEO Ascentis Beej Kaczmarczyk, e-Memoir Danny Crates, Paralympic athlete and TV presenter Further Information This event will take place as a series of webinars throughout the day. We will be in touch with the full agenda and links to join each session.

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6th Dec 2021

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Progression Webinar

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7th Dec 2021

IQA/Assessor Events

Ascentis Assessor and IQA Webinar

This webinar is for Ascentis customers only and is free to join. The webinar is focused around Ascentis expectations in relation to: • Responsibilities and requirements of assessment • The Assessment Cycle • The recording of the assessment process • Standardisation • Best practice in portfolio building • External quality assurance activities

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