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Watch film on how ASDAN course engages and motivates learners

Personal and Social Effectiveness qualifications provide a unique and exciting opportunity for teachers to personalise learning for students, says an ASDAN members in a new film.

Carolyn Rolleston, Head of Department (Vocational) at Katharine Lady Berkeley’s School, Gloucestershire, said the new qualifications engage and motivate her learners, as well as increasing confidence.

Carolyn was one of several ASDAN members who collaborated with us in the creation of these qualifications, ensuring they meet the needs of teachers and learners.

Available for teaching across England, Wales and Northern Ireland, ASDAN’s Personal and Social Effectiveness qualifications aim to develop competencies in communication, collaboration and emotional intelligence for learners working at Level 1 and 2.

“The personalised learning aspect is crucial for learners’ future development,” Carolyn said. “It is totally unique course that is valued by the learners, their parents, and the staff delivering it. I value it immensely.”


Developing learners’ skills and attributes

Aimed at young people aged 14 to 19, the qualifications:

  • equip learners to develop themselves and their performance
  • foster the core skills of problem solving and working with others
  • provide opportunities for young people to apply their skills in delivering a project 
  • develop learners’ vocabulary stores, understanding and fluency
  • provide opportunities for young people to develop and situate their skills in a wide range of curriculum topics
  • provide meaningful and relevant learning experiences for young people with diverse cultures
  • provide a pedagogical focus on regular feedback to support the learning process
  • comprise streamlined course content that is straightforward to deliver and assess

Jenny Williams, ASDAN Chief Executive, said: “The pandemic has caused significant disruption to the education pathways of learners. More than ever, we need to recognise the importance of wellbeing in young people’s learning. Personal and Social Effectiveness qualifications have been designed to complement the academic curriculum with opportunities for learners to develop their emotional intelligence, and skills in communication and collaboration.

“The launch of the new PSE qualification is an exciting learning opportunity for us at ASDAN. We are delighted to be gathering insights and thoughts from members who have already introduced the new qualification. We look forward to sharing our learning about how this new qualification is engaging young people and their teachers.” 

What next?

Read more about the course on our website and download free sample resources.

You can also get in touch to arrange a call with a curriculum adviser on how the course can meet the needs of your learners.