ASDAN Case Studies

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History in the making

Studying history has helped students to discover their place in the world, says Gareth Davey from Bank View Sixth Form, a post-16 provider for students with complex learning diffic… Read More

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Learners develop business enterprise skills and enhance self-confidence

Girvan Opportunities Day Service in South Ayrshire provides a range of holistic and personalised learning opportunities to adults with learning disabilities. Students develop n… Read More

School radio station develops SEN learners' communication and interaction skills

West Oaks SEN Specialist School and College in Leeds caters for learners aged two to 19 with a wide range of needs including profound, multiple and complex conditions, autism a… Read More

Rewarding skills development from carnival activities

Hillview Junior Carnival Club members perform on the float they created for the Somerset carnivals in 2015 The Somerset carnivals are regarded as among the largest illu… Read More

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A Shared Philosophy

Published: South Wales-based FE college Coleg Gwent has more than 3000 students on roll as its Crosskeys campus, with 100 of these engaged in Entry level qualifications through the Independent Living Skills Department. The ASDAN Diploma in Life Skills (Entry level 1-3) allows these students, who hav…Read More

A chance to shine

Published: As Asiya prepared for her college interview, she felt confident that her ASDAN achievements would give her an edge. She was proud to show off her certificates and knew she had plenty to talk about thanks to doing CoPE. Two years previously, Asiya had entered Year 10 of Judgemeadow Communi…Read More

A decade of success

Published: Andrew Thomas, Key Stage 4 Manager at Bishopston Comprehensive School, has witnessed a change in his school over the past 10 years. The introduction of the Bronze Award followed by the Certificate of Personal Effectiveness has made a difference. Here he explains the impact these courses…Read More

A positive impact

Published: Bexhill High School delivers CoPE Level 1 to a group containing three students with autism and only two students that are not eligible for Pupil Premium. At the beginning of the course learners would not communicate with each other, were disengaged and one would not even attend the Skill…Read More

ASDAN gains momentum in China

Published: ASDAN staff members spent two weeks in China in Autumn 2012, touring the country, visiting schools and organizations in Beijing, Qingdao, Guangzou and Chengdu with much interest being shown by school headteachers and principals. We were delighted in particular to visit the principal of Co…Read More

ASDAN grant puts healthy eating on the menu

Published: Cooking and healthy eating projects are now on the menu at one alternative education provider thanks to a grant from ASDAN. The You Project is a scheme run by Newcastle YMCA to offer informal learning to students who are not in mainstream education. They used ASDAN grant funding to instal…Read More

An amazing and rewarding experience

Published: Exemplar Health Care runs 30 homes across the country providing specialist care for young adults with severe physical disabilities, mental health issues, challenging behaviour and learning disabilities. One of their service users, Pete, came to the organisation with Locked-in Syndrome, a …Read More

Award winners share strategies for success

Published: The Pupil Premium Awards recognise schools that have made significant progress in raising the attainment of disadvantaged learners. One of the winners in 2015 in the Key Stage 4 category was Dinnington High School, where initially CoPE​ was used as the primary qualification to engage le…Read More

Be Engaged Achieve More

Published: The BEAM programme (Be Engaged Achieve More) has been running since 2010, having grown out of an English Gifted and Talented LA group covering 19 secondary schools in Coventry. Over the last two years, the BEAM project has been accredited through the ASDAN Wider Key Skill Qualification, …Read More

Boosting Level 3 study skills

Published: The development of skills, knowledge and determination is a key objective for Sir Thomas Wharton Community College (a recent addition to the Co-operative Academy group). In August 2013, the school showed a significant improvement in GCSE attainment; a tremendous success based on focus and…Read More

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