Courses

ASDAN provides a range of courses covering preparation for life and work, enrichment subjects, PSHE and Citizenship.

Each course is designed to develop learners’ personal, transferable and employability skills through an engaging and challenging curriculum of activities, leading to a certificate of achievement. They range in duration from 10 hours to 370 hours.

ASDAN courses offer wide-ranging provision from Entry level to University levels for all ages of learner, but with a particular focus on the 13-19 age group.

ASDAN courses can be divided into two groups:

  • Programmes – structured, ‘light-touch’ courses that promote active learning and progression and reward achievement
  • Qualifications – rigorous qualifications, from Entry 1 to Level 3, approved by the national regulators for England (Ofqual), Wales (Qualifications Wales), Northern Ireland (CCEA) and recognised by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA)

ASDAN can also offer bespoke accreditation for your existing programme through our Customised Accreditation.

Setting
Registration status
E-portfolio access

Activities and Peer Tutoring Short Course Activities and Peer Tutoring Short Course - Flexible 10-60 hour curriculum programme designed for ages 13-19+

Adventure and Residential Short Course Adventure and Residential Short Course - 10-60 hour curriculum programme designed for ages 13-19+

Animal Care Short Course Animal Care Short Course - 10-60 hour curriculum programme designed for ages 13-19+

Award of Personal Effectiveness Award of Personal Effectiveness(AoPE) - Award-sized QCF qualification at Levels 1, 2 and 3

Beliefs and Values Short Course Beliefs and Values Short Course - 10-60 hour curriculum programme designed for ages 13-19+

Careers and Experiencing Work Short Course Careers and Experiencing Work Short Course - 10-60 hour curriculum programme designed for ages 13-19+

Certificate of Personal Effectiveness Level 1 and 2 Certificate of Personal Effectiveness Level 1 and 2(CoPE) - Certificate-sized NQF qualification at Levels 1 and 2

Certificate of Personal Effectiveness Level 3 Certificate of Personal Effectiveness Level 3(CoPE) - Certificate-sized NQF qualification at Level 3

Citizenship Short Course Citizenship Short Course - 10-60 hour curriculum programme designed for ages 13-19+

Computing Vocational Taster Computing Vocational Taster - 10-60 hour curriculum programme designed for ages 14-19+

Construction Vocational Taster Construction Vocational Taster - 10-60 hour curriculum programme designed for ages 14-19+

Cricket Short Course Cricket Short Course - 10-60 hour curriculum programme designed for ages 13-19+

Diploma in Life Skills Diploma in Life Skills - Diploma-sized QCF qualification at Entry 1-3

Disability and Sports Awareness Short Course Disability and Sports Awareness Short Course - 10-60 hour curriculum programme designed for ages 13-19+

Employability Employability - Award and Certificate-sized QCF qualifications from Entry 2 to Level 3

English Short Course English Short Course - 10-60 hour curriculum programme designed for ages 13-19+

Enterprise Short Course Enterprise Short Course - 10-60 hour curriculum programme designed for ages 13-19+

Environmental Short Course Environmental Short Course - 10-60 hour curriculum programme designed for ages 13-19+

Event Volunteering Qualifications Event Volunteering Qualifications - Single-unit QCF qualifications from Entry 3 to Level 3

Excelsis Award Excelsis Award - 50 or 100-hour curriculum programme designed for ages 11-16+

Expressive Arts Short Course Expressive Arts Short Course - 10-60 hour curriculum programme designed for ages 13-19+

Fire and Rescue Short Course Fire and Rescue Short Course - 10-60 hour curriculum programme designed for ages 13-19+

FoodWise Short Course FoodWise Short Course - 10-60 hour curriculum programme designed for ages 13-19+

Football Short Course Football Short Course - 10-60 hour curriculum programme designed for ages 13-19+

Geography Short Course Geography Short Course - 10-60 hour curriculum programme designed for ages 13-19+

Hair and Beauty Vocational Taster Hair and Beauty Vocational Taster - 10-60 hour curriculum programme designed for ages 14-19+

History Short Course History Short Course - 10-60 hour curriculum programme designed for ages 13-19+

Hospitality Vocational Taster Hospitality Vocational Taster - 10-60 hour curriculum programme designed for ages 14-19+

International Short Course International Short Course - 10-60 hour curriculum programme designed for ages 13-19+

Islam and Citizenship Education Short Course Islam and Citizenship Education Short Course - 10-60 hour curriculum programme designed for ages 13-19+

Key Steps Key Steps - 30 to 90-hour curriculum programme designed for ages 10-14

Land-based Sector Vocational Taster Land-based Sector Vocational Taster - 10-60 hour curriculum programme designed for ages 14-19+

Languages Short Course Languages Short Course - 10-60 hour curriculum programme designed for ages 13-19+

Leadership Short Course Leadership Short Course - 10-60 hour curriculum programme designed for ages 13-19+

Lifeskills Challenge Lifeskills Challenge - e-learning resource for personalised learning and progression

Living Independently Short Course Living Independently Short Course - Flexible 10-60 hour curriculum programme designed for ages 13-19+

Manufacturing Vocational Taster Manufacturing Vocational Taster - 10-60 hour curriculum programme designed for ages 14-19+

Mathematics Short Course Mathematics Short Course - 10-60 hour curriculum programme designed for ages 13-19+

New Horizons New Horizons - SEND curriculum programme designed for ages 9-13

PSHE Short Course PSHE Short Course - 10-60 hour curriculum programme designed for ages 13-19+

Peer Mentoring Short Course Peer Mentoring Short Course - 10-60 hour curriculum programme designed for ages 13-19+

Personal Development Programmes Personal Development Programmes(Bronze, Silver, Gold) - 60 to 180-hour curriculum programme designed for ages 14-16+

Personal Finance Short Course Personal Finance Short Course - 10-60 hour curriculum programme designed for ages 13-19+

Personal Progress Personal Progress - Award, Certificate and Diploma-sized QCF qualifications at Entry 1

Personal and Social Development Personal and Social Development(PSD) - Award and Certificate-sized QCF qualifications at Entry 1-3 and Levels 1 and 2

Preparing for Adulthood Programmes (SEND) Preparing for Adulthood Programmes (SEND) - SEND-focused curriculum programmes for all ages

RSA Opening Minds Short Course RSA Opening Minds Short Course - 10-60 hour curriculum programme designed for ages 13-19+

RoadWise Short Course RoadWise Short Course - 10-60 hour curriculum programme designed for ages 13-19+

Rugby Short Course Rugby Short Course - 10-60 hour curriculum programme designed for ages 13-19+

Science Short Course Science Short Course - 10-60 hour curriculum programme designed for ages 13-19+

Sex and Relationships Short Course Sex and Relationships Short Course - 10-60 hour curriculum programme designed for ages 13-19+

Short Courses (multiple titles) Short Courses (multiple titles) - 10 to 60-hour curriculum programmes

Sports and Fitness Short Course Sports and Fitness Short Course - 10-60 hour curriculum programme designed for ages 13-19+

Stepping Stones Stepping Stones - 20 to 30-hour curriculum programme designed for ages 7-12

Towards Independence Towards Independence - SEND curriculum programme designed for ages 14+

Transition Challenge Transition Challenge - SEND curriculum programme designed for ages 14-16

Uniformed Services Vocational Taster Uniformed Services Vocational Taster - 10-60 hour curriculum programme designed for ages 14-19+

United United - Skills development framework for primary school children

Universities Award Universities Award - 120-hour curriculum programme designed for ages 16+

Volunteering Short Course Volunteering Short Course - 10-60 hour curriculum programme designed for ages 13-19+

Wider Key Skills Wider Key Skills - Individual NQF qualifications at Levels 1 to 3

Workright Workright - SEND curriculum programme designed for ages 14+

Workskills Online Workskills Online - Online assessments in employability skills

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