Qualifications list

Each AptEd qualification is categorised into a Sector Subject Area (SSA).

For information about our qualifications in each SSA, click the relevant heading.

1. Health, Public Services and Care

2. Science and Mathematics

3. Agriculture, Horticulture and Animal Care

4. Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies

5. Construction, Planning and the Built Environment

6. Information and Communication Technology

7. Retail and Commercial Enterprise

8. Leisure, Travel and Tourism

9. Arts, Media and Publishing

13. Education and Training

14. Preparation for Life and Work

15. Business, Administration and Law


infobuzz1“Working with AptEd has been a total pleasure; they have been incredibly positive, helpful, and professional. The process of getting a new qualification registered was much simpler than I had expected, the AptEd team were always available whenever I needed support or guidance, I would thoroughly recommend working with them” Hannah Clarke, InfoBuzz

Print“During our first year as an Approved Centre we have found AptEd to be very helpful and all the information clear and easy to find on the website….I would recommend AptEd to other organisations wishing to become accredited.” Nicky Payne, Mencap
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Exeter College “I always enjoy working with the AptEd staff. I feel supported and listened to. I feel that my hands-on experience is valued and respected. The AptEd team clearly strives for high standards in all that they do; their dedication to the FE sector is highly commendable!” Jo Birnie, Exeter College

sgs-college–1344936080“A pleasure to deal with…very helpful friendly staff.” Sue Darville, South Gloucestershire and Stroud College

DM logo thumb 136“We value the experience and helpfulness of the staff. The support has enabled us – a small outfit – to grow in confidence in our own time.” Jonathan Westrup, Drake Music

SRYP LOGO fb“…massive appreciation for the support you gave SRYP with our recent dilemma. I know that generally people always find the time to complain…and wanted to ensure that recognition was given when you went above and beyond to help us meet our commitments.” Justin Spiers, Somerset Rural Youth Project

The Mendip Centre logo“I am so impressed with ALL staff I have come across within the organisation – everyone must take a degree in helpfulness and efficiency as NOTHING has ever been too difficult to resolve.” Helen Lyons, The Mendip Centre

BSCS“In an Ofsted inspection, we were able to celebrate the fact that a number of the previous year’s Step-UP cohort were extremely successful in their BTEC courses, achieving above their expected grades in many subjects. This highlighted…that the course is of great value to those who are most at risk of leaving OATschool with few formal qualifications.” Maxine Houghton, Bradley Stoke Community School

Bath College Logo“I would like to thank the customer service staff for their support and thorough communication when processing registrations and results.” Carolyn Guy, City of Bath College

George Muller Charitable Trust logo “Always responsive and helpful…very thorough and professional…high quality service provided at all times.”

Phil Thomas, The George Muller Charitable Trust

City College Plymouth logo“The staff have been consistently knowledgeable, supportive, professional and rigorous.”

Karen Peters, City College Plymouth

Southbrook School logo“Excellent communication…I find the visits extremely helpful and the staff give me valuable support and advice as well as verifying the processes and practices in my centre.”

Paul Caschere, Southbrook School

The Door Youth Project“I like the fact that AptEd listen to their customers, and are very receptive and supportive.” Barrie Voyce, The Door Youth Project

Current Vacancies

No current vacancies

How to Apply for Ascentis (Regional Office) Vacancies:
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• All posts have a closing date and applications should be received by close of business of that day
• Please ensure you have read the job description, person specification and/or further details for the vacancy you have applied for
• Applications must be submitted using the Ascentis Application Form. CVs can be attached to your application but CVs received without an accompanying application form will not be considered
• Forms can be saved and sent as an email attachment to Human Resources or by post to the address found at the bottom of the application form
• When emailing your completed application to us, please state the full job title and post reference number in the subject line

You may attach separate sheet(s) with your application if required.

Due to the number of applications received we will only contact you if you have been short listed for interview.

If you have any questions relating to the recruitment process, please contact Lisa Otter, HR Manager and Executive Support, on 01752 831500.

Equality of Opportunity

Ascentis is an Equal Opportunities employer and is committed to promoting equality and valuing diversity for all its staff and applicants. Ascentis’ intention is to pursue policies and practices which do not discriminate against any groups or individuals, either directly or indirectly.

Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act

It is a requirement of the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006 that for you to be offered and be able to take up a UK based position, you must provide proof of current and valid permission to live and work in the UK, i.e. a passport or birth certificate showing British nationality; nationality of a country within the European Economic Area (EEA) or other permission to work in the UK.

If you do not currently have the relevant permission or are unsure, please note that should you be considered for any of our vacancies, an offer of employment will only be made if permission can be obtained.

About AptEd

The diverse AptEd qualifications portfolio covering a wide range of skills areas and sectors has been acquired by Ascentis. All qualifications transferred under the title Ascentis (AptEd) as part of the acquisition.
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All staff transferred from AptEd to Ascentis and now work for the Ascentis Regional Office supporting centres across the south of England.

We continue to provide a high quality, supportive, professional and efficient service to our customers. For each centre, we provide individual support via a dedicated team of named contacts.