Good News! Short Online Qualifications (SOQs) Update

Good News! Following on from our email about Short Online Qualifications, we are happy to confirm that the updated resources are now available for SOQ customers on Quartzweb for the below qualifications:

  • Level 1 Award in Health & Safety 
  • Level 1 Award in Equality & Diversity

If you are not a current Ascentis SOQ centre but wish to deliver our Short Online Qualifications please email Kirsty.Sherrington@Ascentis.co.uk.  

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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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This is a free quality-focused event that Ascentis offers for all centres approved to deliver Ascentis ESOL. The event provides the opportunity to share best practice and centre concerns this academic year, and to receive updates on regulatory matters this year. We will also update you on adaptations for speaking and listening assessments that will be permitted for the rest of this academic year under the Extended ERF (EERF). Who can participate in the Quality Meeting? All approved Ascentis centres delivering Ascentis ESOL qualifications – centre co-ordinators, tutor/assessors, exams officers and those involved in the Internal Quality Assurance of these qualifications – are invited to attend. Who facilitates the Quality Meeting? It will be delivered by our experienced Lead ESOL External Quality Assurer (EQA), Ruth Simons. Ruth is a subject expert in the field of ESOL and also works in centres as an EQA so has a vast knowledge of Ascentis expectations and processes. Why attend? You will take away useful materials and information that will help with the delivery and assessment of these qualifications. Each delegate attending will receive a certificate of attendance which counts towards Continuing Professional Development. Feedback from previous delegates includes: • “Excellent understanding and supportive attitude towards centres” • “Fabulous support” • “Very informative” We very much hope you will take up this opportunity to join with our centres to participate in important quality assurance activities. Please note that this is a ticketed event for Ascentis centres only and places are limited. Please book your place using your centre email address to avoid disappointment.

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