Programmes

ASDAN offers a wide choice of activity-based programmes that can be used in mainstream and alternative educational settings with learners working at a range of levels. More flexible than qualifications, these courses offer imaginative ways of developing, recording and certificating young people’s personal achievements. 

The focus is on skills development, with courses available for young people and adults aged 7-19+ over a range of timescales, from 10 to 180 hours. 

Settings 

ASDAN programmes can be delivered in a variety of settings, including post-16 provision, secondary schools, primary schools and special schools – as well as in alternative education, training and non-formal contexts. 

ASDAN registration status

There are different levels of centre registration with ASDAN, depending on which of our courses you would like to deliver: full, restricted and free. 

E-learning 

Some of our courses are also available for learners to complete online through our e-portfolio systems.

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+

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+

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+

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

Employability Skills Development Employability Skills Development - Activity-based course to develop skills for the workplace

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+

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+

Focus Focus - Modules to support SEND learners aged 16+

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+

Function Junction Function Junction - Resources to support the development of Functional Skills

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

Lift Off Lift Off - Activity-based programme to support transition

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 Learning and Thinking Skills Personal Learning and Thinking Skills(PLTS) - Resources to record PLTS development for ages 11+

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+

Raising Aspirations Raising Aspirations - Modules to support SEND learners aged 16 and under

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+

Workright Workright - SEND curriculum programme designed for ages 14+

Workskills Online Workskills Online - Online assessments in employability skills