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Ascentis offers a large portfolio of user-friendly qualifications in a range of levels and sizes. These qualifications can be used as part of study programmes, Apprenticeships, Traineeships, and for adult learners. We can help you build the essential skills your learners require to successfully progress to further learning or employment.

We work with colleges of all sizes nationally and continually develop the qualifications we have. We work closely with our centres to offer ongoing support and resources that benefit your learners.

We are regulated by Ofqual, CCEA, Qualification Wales and licenced by the Quality Assurance Agency. Many of our qualifications are eligible for funding under the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA), and Advanced Learner Loans. We are also working hard to ensure our qualifications meet the needs of National Combined Authorities in preparation for the devolution of the AEB budget.

Training Providers

Training providers often deliver courses to large volumes of learners, using a range of delivery methods to ensure the best time and cost efficiency, whilst maintaining quality provision and tangible outcomes for your learners.

We aim to be your one stop shop to achieve these goals.

We offer a range of delivery and assessment methods to suit you and your learners, from portfolio, to blended delivery, to complete online programmes.

It is imperative that training providers have the flexibility to adapt to the changing needs of our learners, our economy, and government priorities, and we have designed qualifications to match this flexible approach.

Adult Education Services

Adult Education Services often have to deliver training to satisfy the needs of a broad range of learners within their locality. All our regulated qualifications are nationally recognised so you can be confident that the training your learners receive will be of quality and value. We already work with a range of Adult Education Services nationally, and always strive to find a qualification or programme to meet the needs of you and your learners.


Upskilling your staff and having a consistent programme of Continued Professional Development (CPD) is vitally important to any employer. Not only does it improve the skills and assist the internal progression of your employees, it also helps retain staff as they feel valued due to your investment in them.

We offer employers a large portfolio of qualifications, in a range of sizes, levels and sectors, to help satisfy your training needs.

These include licence to practice qualifications such as Food Safety and Health and Safety in a Construction Environment, qualifications to target ‘soft skills’ such as Resilience and Grit, and qualifications to aid your responsibilities as an employer, such as Mental Health & Wellbeing and Equality & Diversity.

We work with a range of employers varying in size and industry, and always strive to find a qualification to meet the needs of you and your team.


Find out more

For more information on how to deliver Ascentis qualifications, move your provision to Ascentis, or to request a visit to your centre, please contact the Commercial Team on 01524 845046.

If you wish to apply now, please download the Centre Recognition Form or Qualification Approval Form which are available in our Join Us section.

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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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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

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