The Universities Award provides a framework to accredit a range of post-16 activities through an activity-based curriculum.
The Universities Award is aimed at schools, colleges and sixth-form centres and is primarily designed for post-16 students of all abilities looking to go into Higher Education or employment. The Award can be used for large numbers of post-16 students because of its accessibility for a wide range of students and ease of moderation.
To achieve this internally moderated, portfolio-based award, students are required to present evidence of their chosen challenges together with a personal statement.
The Award will normally be completed through a combination of centre/classroom-based and external activities. The overall guided learning time is 120 hours.
There are six modules with two sections in each:
Students are free to choose from these, completing 20-hour, 30-hour or 40-hour challenges.
Click on the image below to view sample pages from the Universities Award Record Book:
Each student must have their own book, which registered centres can purchase from the online Catalogue.
Following registration, you will be able to purchase your books and access additional resources and guidance via the members area of this website. ASDAN can also arrange in-house training.
Once your centre is registered with ASDAN for the Universities Award, you can find further information and resources in the members area. This section of the website contains all the essential documents, forms and updates that you will need to deliver your course.
There is no limit to the number of people from a centre who can register to use the members area. You can create a new user account using the online form.
Once students' work has been internally moderated, centres can request certificates for successful candidates from ASDAN, using the form in the members area.
External moderation is only required for a centre's first submission of Universities Award candidates. External moderation is not required for subsequent submissions, although ASDAN reserves the right to request samples of candidates' work for quality assurance purposes.