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 Flexible 10-60 hour curriculum programme designed for ages 13-19+

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Focus Modules to support SEND learners aged 16+

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

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

Function Junction Resources to support the development of Functional Skills

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lifeskills Challenge e-learning resource for personalised learning and progression

Lift Off Activity-based programme to support transition

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

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

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

New Horizons SEND curriculum programme designed for ages 9-13

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Raising Aspirations Modules to support SEND learners aged 16 and under

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Towards Independence SEND curriculum programme designed for ages 14+

Transition Challenge SEND curriculum programme designed for ages 14-16

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

United Skills development framework for primary school children

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

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

Workright SEND curriculum programme designed for ages 14+

Workskills Online Online assessments in employability skills