ascentis-logo-2 ISL is a Recognised Ascentis ( Centre. 

Ascentis is distinctive in that it is both:

  • an Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual
  • an Access Validating Agency for “Access to Higher Education” Programmes, licensed by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education

Ascentis is an Awarding Organisation creating valuable, cutting edge qualifications for Further Education Colleges, Training Providers, Schools, Employers and many other organisations both in the UK and overseas. This is a perfect fit for ISL as we continue to develop innovative qualifications for the future.

Ascentis was originally established in 1975 as OCNW, a co-operative scheme between Universities and Colleges of Further Education. OCNW was the first ‘Open College’ in the UK and served the needs of its members for over 34 years. Throughout this period, OCNW grew yet maintained its independence in order that it could continue to respond to the requirements of its customers and provide a consistently high standard of service to all centres across the country and in recent years to its increasing cohorts of overseas learners.