Providing lower ability learners with new realms of study – Pre-Entry Learning

With 45 years’ experience in providing cutting edge qualifications, we are dedicated to supporting all learners in gaining a well-rounded and life-changing education.

At Ascentis we’ve been working with our Centres to expand our suite of Pre-Entry qualifications aimed at learners with lower level ability; allowing them to explore and develop skills in new areas of study and enhancing their future prospects.

Our Pre-Entry Digital Skills, Literacy and Numeracy qualifications are ideal for adding depth to your lower ability and SEN learners’ curriculums and providing them with the opportunity to develop and achieve in these key areas. This additional learning experience is invaluable for building learners' confidence to progress onto Entry 1 qualifications and to be independent outside of education.

Pre-Entry Literacy

This qualification enables learners to:

  • Begin their literacy studies with confidence
  • Develop the essential underpinning skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening
  • Enhance their communication skills

Pre-Entry Numeracy

This qualification enables learners to:

  • Begin their numeracy studies with confidence
  • Develop the underpinning essential skills for working with Number, Measure, Shape and Space, Handling Data and Talking Maths
  • Progress onto further study

Pre-Entry Digital Skills

This qualification enables learners to:

  • Understand the digital learning environment
  • Understand the terms used around digital communication and information
  • Understand the basics of digital technology including handling information and content, transacting, problem solving and online safety

Why Choose Pre-Entry Learning with Ascentis?

All the above qualifications have the rigour and quality assurance of a regulated qualification.

We provide learning resources for all qualifications within our Pre-Entry suite.

There are no assessment windows and certification and verification are available all year round.


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If you are interested in delivering these qualifications or to discuss these qualifications further please click here to contact us or call us on 01524 845046.

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