Ascentis’ Amazing EQAs

Ascentis are proud to offer a fantastic EQA service, providing our centres with guidance, support and industry expertise. Ascentis EQAs (External Quality Assurers) ensure the regulations set by Ascentis are met and national standards of qualifications maintained. These representatives of Ascentis will go above and beyond to support centres and make sure that they have everything they need.

Our EQAs conduct activities with centres to:

  • Ensure the assessment practice and procedures meet the requirements of both the centre and Ascentis
  • Check that internal quality assurance (IQA) judgements meet the requirements and the IQA procedure is in place
  • Assess the consistency and quality of sampling assignments, assessor judgements and reviewing assessment records
  • Ensure centres are fully equipped to deliver Ascentis qualifications to a high standard and have the correct staffing and resources in place
  • Meet with the staff and learners of the centres to make sure all resources promised by Ascentis are provided

Here is some of the fantastic feedback we have received from centres:

“Our tutors find the marking of Ascentis ESOL papers much easier than other awarding organisations we have used – we particularly like the positive marking ethos and how things are structured.”

“It was very nice to have the Quality Review carried out face to face and it was nice to have the support. People are often afraid of the process, but this has been great.”

“We find the format of the qualifications work really well for the centre, particularly the SOQs, as they can pick short topics and learners can achieve in a shorter timescale, which suits the learner needs better.”

“The process is straight forward, and we like that we can prepare in advance and upload the relevant documents. The support we received from the Quality Reviewer over the last academic year went well and that the communication has been effective.” 

 To find out more about why Ascentis is one of the fastest growing Awarding Organisations trusted by hundreds of education providers, view our Why Choose Ascentis page here.

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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.”

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“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.”

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“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.”

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