Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to questions we are often asked can be found below:

FAQs for practitioners FAQs for learners FAQs for parents

If you need further information, please contact us on 0117 941 1126 or email info@asdan.org.uk

FAQs for practitioners

How do I register my centre with ASDAN?

All the information about centre registration and the relevant forms can be accessed via the join section of this website. 

What are the fees for delivering ASDAN programmes and qualifications?

Information on fees is available on the 'costs' tab within each course page on the website.

How do I register for the members area of the website?

Any employee from a registered centre can access the members area. Please complete the online form, inputting your ASDAN centre number. We will forward you a password within 24 hours.

Who are workshops for and what happens on the day?

Introductory workshops provide vital training for anyone wanting to deliver an ASDAN programme or qualification. Training is mandatory for ASDAN qualifications (except Wider Key Skills). The workshops provide full training on the origins and structure of each course, and cover guidance and explanation of implementation, delivery, quality assurance and administrative procedures.

How can I book on to a workshop?

The training section of the website provides full details of each workshop, as well as an online booking facility. ASDAN will send confirmation of your place on the workshop by email once your booking has been processed. You will then be able to access further information, including a programme and map, from the training section of the members area.

My centre is registered with ASDAN – how do I run extra courses?

Centres can complete an short online form in our members area to add courses to their registration.

What is centre approval?

Centres delivering ASDAN qualifications are required to provide us with copies of their centre's key policies and procedures. In addition, centres are required to read and sign a centre agreement, which specifies the role and responsibilities of an organisation in their dealings with ASDAN. Example policies and more information can be found on the centre approval page in the members area. For more information on centre approval, you can call 0117 954 8316 or email info@asdan.org.uk

What is our ASDAN centre number?

The ASDAN centre number is the same as your account number with ASDAN. You can find this on the welcome email you receive from ASDAN when you register and on the ​centre details page in the members area.

How do I order a replacement certificate?

We can organise replacement certificates at a charge of £6.25 per certificate. We need the student’s name and course, along with the name of the centre and date of moderation. If there is an error on the certificate, please send the original to our head office. Our postal and email addresses can be found in the contact section.

Are there any courses or materials available to centres not currently registered with ASDAN?

We sell courses and materials that do not require registration with ASDAN. Please visit our shop for details.

FAQs for learners

How can I undertake an ASDAN course or accredit my activities through ASDAN?

ASDAN works directly with education providers and does not accept applications from individual candidates. Learners access our courses through our network of centres, which include schools, colleges, pupil referral units and other providers. We recommend talking to your local college or other education providers to see if they offer ASDAN courses.

How can I order a replacement certificate?

We can organise replacement certificates at a charge of £6.25 per certificate. We need the student’s name and course, along with the name of the centre and date of moderation. If there is an error on the certificate, please send the original to our head office. Our postal and email addresses can be found in the contact section.

Can I gain UCAS points through ASDAN courses?

The following Level 3 ASDAN qualifications carry UCAS points for students entering higher education:

FAQs for parents

What are the benefits of ASDAN courses for my child?

ASDAN’s programmes and qualifications are widely recognised by teachers for providing an engaging curriculum that empowers students through personalised learning and choice. Our courses motivate learners through short-term targets and regular recognition of achievement. Case studies, surveys and testimonials from our centres demonstrate that our courses develop a wide range of core skills in young people, including teamwork, problem solving, communication, managing your own learning and performance, and conducting research.

Learners undertaking our courses also develop character traits such as confidence, self-esteem, resilience and ambition. To find out more about the impact of ASDAN’s courses on learners, please read our annual Bulletin magazine or case studies on the website.

Can I arrange for my child to undertake an ASDAN course?

ASDAN works directly with education providers and does not accept applications from individual candidates. Learners access our courses through our network of centres, which include schools, colleges, pupil referral units and other providers. We recommend talking to your local college or other education providers to see if they offer ASDAN courses.

Are there any ASDAN courses or materials available for home tuition?

Our Focus and Raising Aspirations courses are designed for use by home educators. These programmes are suitable for learners with special educational needs and disabilities and students’ achievements can be recognised by awarding certificates. You do not have to be registered with ASDAN to buy these courses from our shop.

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