Ascentis Webinars


Join the Ascentis ESOL community. Book here.

Upskilling the nation with Ascentis Essential Digital Skills Qualifications (EDSQ). Book here.

Enhance your Learner Enrichment with Ascentis Short Online Qualifications (SOQs). Book here.

Ascentis National Conference on Demand

Our first virtual Ascentis National Conference: Upskilling for a Digital Future took place on Friday 4th December 2020 and included keynotes on Blended Learning, Well-being and Minimising Stress, Funding for Skills and New Funded Qualifications. To catch up on these webinars click here.

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Catch up with a selection of our most popular webinars which are available on demand using the links below:

How to make the most of the Essential Digital Skills Qualifications to improve adult learner participation and progression- click here.

About the New Essential Digital Skills QualificationsEDSQ webinar - YouTube 

The future of Access to HE Programmes in the Covid-19 environmentWebinar Registration - Zoom

Making the most of learning support funding for young people -

Delivering Cost Effective Access to HE Programmes -

Making the best of funding for ESOL Programmes -

Enhancing Skills Foundation Learning Webinar

Pre-Entry Learning Webinar

Short Online Qualifications – Induction Programmes and e-Invigilation Webinar

Delivering Cost Effective Skills Programmes to Meet the Needs of Unemployed Learners as Part of Covid-19 Skills Recovery Packages -

Making the Most of Your Adult Education Budget Allocation -

Keep an eye on all of our upcoming events here.

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Leicester Adult Skills and Learning Service Speaking about Ascentis English & Maths Stepping Stones

Ascentis has a fantastic suite of English and Maths Stepping Stones qualifications which enable learners to focus on specific skills, build their confidence and progress onto further learning. This testimonial video features Leicester Adult Skills and Learning Service who outline the benefits to them and their learners of using these qualifications.

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The City of Liverpool College Speaking about Ascentis Access to Higher Education

Access to HE with Ascentis - We Make a Difference. Watch our Testimonial and hear how it makes a difference to learners and the opportunities it brings.

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Best Practice People Speaking about Ascentis Short Online Qualifications

The Ascentis Short Online Qualifications are delivered in many centres across the UK and help to support learners’ Personal Development, Behaviour and Welfare. Listen to Ascentis Customer, Best Practice People talk about how effective the Ascentis Short Online Qualifications are and how they successfully aid their NEET learners, improving skills and confidence in turn helping them secure employment.

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What our happy customers say

“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.”

Kensington & Chelsea College

12th Apr 2021

Quality Assurance Events

13th Apr 2021

Quality Assurance Events

Ascentis Vocational Qualifications Planning Alternative Arrangements- Vocational Contingency Regulatory Framework (VCRF)

The webinar is free to join and will provide guidance to Centres regarding the application of Planning Alternative Arrangements within the Vocational Contingency Regulatory Framework (VCRF). For some qualifications, the VCRF will permit awarding organisations to issue results on the basis of teachers’ judgements of learners’ performance (to be referred to as Teacher Assessed Grades) when assessments do not take place and/or when learners cannot complete all internal assessment as a result of the disruption caused by the pandemic, in certain circumstances. The webinar will guide centres through determining eligibility and the process of claiming TAGs for any eligible learners.

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14th Apr 2021

Quality Assurance Events

  • AELP
  • CPD Certified
  • FAB
  • Cyber Essentials
  • Natecla
  • Access to Higher Education
  • The Parliamentary Review
  • West Yorkshire Learning Providers
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