Customised Accreditation

Customised Accreditation is a bespoke arrangement in which ASDAN can accredit and certificate a course that your organisation has already written.

ASDAN’s Customised Accreditation provides curriculum endorsement by us as a nationally recognised awarding body. It can also give your organisation opportunities to build links between education providers and your local community.

ASDAN accrediting your course can lead to a certificate for a young person who has engaged in an activity they are passionate about to reward their achievements, which can also have a positive impact on their engagement in other education.

As additional benefits, the certificate will feature your organisation’s logo and you will be able to access our Customised Accreditation branding materials.

Who is Customised Accreditation for?

Customised Accreditation is ideal for:

  • education and youth organisations that wish to have their programme credit rated
  • schools seeking a certificated outcome for existing curriculum activities
  • organisations that work with a number of learners in more than one centre
  • charities and voluntary organisations that want to encourage participation in projects

Over 50 organisations use ASDAN Customised Accreditation including The Holocaust Trust, St John Ambulance and the National Volunteer Police Cadets.

Other ASDAN customised accredited organisations include youth projects, adventure and outdoor activities, gap year programmes, finance education, sport, health education and work-related learning.

Register interest in Customised membership

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All prices shown below are per learner, unless otherwise stated.

Item Price
Annual centre registration fee (per centre) £1,400.00
Customised certificate £8.95
Universities Award Customised certificate £13.05


All prices valid from 1 September 2023 until 31 August 2024. Prices are shown exclusive of VAT. 

How Customised Accreditation works

Organisations seeking to use ASDAN to accredit their course can complete our Expression of Interest form. We will then meet with you to discuss your requirements and review your learning materials.

Once a contract is in place we will create your bespoke certificate and provide access to our Customised Accreditation branding materials. A member of the team will be in touch with you after six months to check on your progress ahead of the formal annual review.

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How Customised Accreditation contributes

Customised programmes are worth up to three ASDAN curriculum credits.

Learners who complete a customised programme can then use these credits towards the Personal Development Programmes (Bronze, Silver, Gold) or the Certificate of Personal Effectiveness at Levels 1 and 2.

Visit our partners page to view all our Customised Accredited organisations.

Universities Award

Centres registered for Customised Accreditation have the option to use ASDAN’s Universities Award as the outcome for their agreed programme. It can enhance the career paths and UCAS applications of post-16 student of all abilities, supporting progression to higher education or employment.

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