Liverpool City Region Improvement in Attainment

In March 2021, Liverpool City Region published that they are focused on enhancing education attainment levels; as a result of big declines in Employability and English & Maths pass rates. A particular objective for the region is to provide new opportunities to retrain or reskill as the number of people claiming unemployment benefits in Liverpool during the COVID-19 outbreak surpassed national averages.

Over half of learners do not achieve the expected education standard by the end of secondary education in the Liverpool City Region. These low achievement rates increase the usage and way in which further education is utilised both for learners and providers.

This increase in attainment rates for Employability and English & Maths will enable more learners to progress into employment, including Digital related jobs. The Technology sector is on average the highest paying sector in the Liverpool City Region and with the focus on flexible working. Digital Skills has never been as integral to employment opportunities.

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At Ascentis, we have a portfolio of user-friendly qualifications which include ESOL, English & Maths, Construction, Digital Skills, Progression, Employability, Education and Training, Short Online Qualifications and Access to Higher Education Diplomas.

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Our Ascentis English & Maths Qualifications have been designed to be very flexible and can be delivered as stand-alone English and Maths qualifications or part of larger programmes of study. The Extended Award gives you the ability to pick and choose the units to make up the qualification. They can also be delivered as individual units making them flexible for learners with spiky profiles.  

Our Employability Qualifications are ideal for learners who are unemployed and looking to return to the workplace. The learners may be lacking confidence and need to demonstrate work readiness, through improving sector-specific skills, transferable skills which help workplace integration, understand relationships in the workplace and expectations within a working environment.

Our Essential Digital Skills Qualifications are designed to introduce learners to the digital world, encouraging the use of digital devices throughout the course and giving them the opportunity to engage with online facilities and a range of software. These qualifications cover life and work skills in detail and enable progression to employment or further study.

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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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