ASDAN is actively involved with various exciting and inspirational projects, collaborations and partnerships. Browse the list below to find out more about the organisations we work with.
Members with ASDAN Customised Accreditation (A-L)
AYBI's mission is to break the cycle of offending and violence by working with young and vulnerable people to improve their social and physical wellbeing through non-contact boxing and fitness training. The club gives at-risk young people somewhere safe to go to connect with their peers and learn new skills.
African Impact are experts in the volunteer and internship travel industry in Africa. Their Global Awareness Programme, for schools, is an educational course, delivered in class and in Africa, which aims to develop responsible global citizens, by working with the communities we support from our permanent project bases across Africa.
Founded in memory of singer-songwriter Amy Winehouse, the foundation supports thousands of young people to manage their emotional wellbeing and make informed choices. The foundation offers a range of initiatives, including a drug and alcohol recovery programme for young people, recovery housing for young women and music therapy for children.
Located at the gateway to the South Wales Valleys, the Blaenavon World Heritage Centre offers an overview of the World Heritage Site. The centre runs educational workshops for all age groups, focusing on the lives of local people from the early Celts through to the modern day. It is also the starting point for a number of outdoor activities.
Based in Southsea, Portsmouth, Boxing Awards provides boxing school lessons and courses to help mentors, coaches, youth workers, teachers and professionals learn how to properly coach boxing for students of all ages with lesson plans and coaching guides. Providing quality training for students in Southsea, Portsmouth, the East end of London, Leeds, Yorkshire and Staffordshire, their courses are available nationwide.
Bradford Youth Service provides a wide range of activities for thousands of young people, including outdoor challenges, international exchanges, songwriting, drama, photography, filmmaking, environmental projects and cultural events. There’s also the option to speak to a youth worker to get access to information and support on young people’s health, rights, education, training, housing, jobs, leisure and volunteering.
The British Youth Council empower young people aged 25 and under to influence and inform the decisions that affect their lives. They support young people to get involved in their communities and democracy locally, nationally and internationally, making a difference as volunteers, campaigners, decision-makers and leaders.
Building Futures Together is a vocational learning centre working with schools to engage, encourage and nurture towards a career in construction. They help pupils who are not engaged in the school curriculum by steering them away from crime, anti-social behaviour, exploitation and becoming NEET (not in education, employment or training) by pointing them towards a positive alternative future.
Camps International are a social enterprise which runs educational and impactful expeditions overseas for school groups, owing and operating camps in rural areas throughout Africa, Asia and South and Central America. Camps are located where poverty levels are high and there are significant environmental and wildlife conservation challenges.
One of the UK’s largest alpaca farms open to the public, Charnwood Forest Alpacas also run regular Cognitive Alpaca Learning Strategies (CALMs) therapy sessions. CALMs is a programme for children and young adults with behavioural, social or learning challenges. During sessions, young people learn how to feed, train, halter and walk the alpacas.
A Cornish-based charity, CLEAR supports children and adults affected by domestic abuse, sexual abuse and other emotional trauma through 1-2-1 therapy and counselling delivered by practitioners with specialist knowledge and training. They also undertake preventative work in schools and the community, and training for professionals.
Todmorden Learning Centre and Community Hub (TLCCH) is the community group which runs Tod College. TLCCH aims to provide local young people with the learning and skills they need for jobs in the new green economy. The Climate Challenge College is a new faculty within Tod College that delivers skills training in natural building, agro-ecology and renewable energy systems.
Dragonfly Children’s Services have created a Residential Parenting Assessment Centre where they support parents in demonstrating appropriate parenting skills to allow their children to grow and thrive in safety. They also offer rented accommodation to vulnerable young parents and their babies, allowing them the security of a permanent home and thus enabling them to concentrate on being a 'good' parent.
Escape the TRAP (Teenage Relationship Abuse Programme) is an accessible eight-week programme designed to help all young people, however they identify, to recognise abusive behaviours, and identify the impact of such behaviours on their mental health and emotional wellbeing. It uses a combination of exercises, creative activities, self-reflection and discussion to develop awareness and understanding.
FSiE are education specialists in providing independent, one-to-one tutoring for children in Key Stages 1-5, who are excluded, disengaged or not able to attend school for any reason. Using MAPA-trained staff who specialise in de-escalating conflict, they provide personalised tuition and learning plans for children with challenging behaviour, helping to educate them to GCSE and A-Level, and re-integrating them back into education.
Gateway Sixth Form College supports over 1300 full-time students, mainly aged 16-19, from across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. The college provides a broad range of vocational and academic qualifications, from Entry Level 1 to A Level and Level 3.
Global Action provides educational overseas trips for UK school students that deliver outstanding Global Learning Programmes. The trips equip students with the knowledge, skills and determination to affect positive global change. They also help to foster personal development, improving confidence, independence, leadership and teamwork skills.
Go Beyond is a national children’s charity that provides some of the most disadvantaged children in the UK with free, week-long, respite breaks in the countryside and on the coast. The young people referred to the charity enjoy new challenges and experiences which promote belief and success in themselves, and in supporting others.
Based in Bristol, Grassroots Communities tailors and delivers school, youth and community work projects based on the wants and needs of local people in order to transform local spaces, improve community cohesion and reconnect people with nature. Their main focus is to support participants to improve their health, well-being and quality of life.
The Holocaust Educational Trust works with UK schools, colleges and communities to educate about the Holocaust and its contemporary relevance. The Lessons from Auschwitz project is a four-part course for students aged 16 to 18 across the UK. It includes a visit to Auschwitz-Birkenau and an opportunity for the students to pass on what they have learned to their peers and community.
HAY is a community charity that creates opportunities for children and young people to have fun, learn new skills and make great friends. Young people aged 7-18 years can take part in a range of activities which have been designed to meet the different needs of young people in the Hounslow area, some of whom face big challenges in their lives.
Investing in Children is not-for-profit organisation promoting the rights of children and young people. They provide research and participation services to organisations that work with children and young people. They also create spaces for children and young people to come together to discuss ways of developing and improving the services and activities that are provided for them.
LiPACE is one of the six constituent schools of the Hong Kong Metropolitan University. Originally established in 1992, LiPACE is now an established Vocational Professional Education and Training (VPET) provider of full-time post-secondary education and part-time professional and continuing education as well as corporate training.
Members with ASDAN Customised Accreditation (M-Z)
The Relational Practice Service is a part of Middlesbrough Council's Children's Services wider Futures for Families service and offers bespoke intervention from trained lived experience workers. These workers will support young people and those around them to understand their relationships, repair harm and restore relationships.
The official charitable arm of Middleborough Football Club, the Foundation uses the power of football to raise aspirations and improve the life chances of people in the local community. Working in some of the most disadvantaged areas of Teesside, they deliver bespoke programmes to inspire sport, education, health and inclusion.
Based in Nottingham, Mixed Foundations are a semi-independent supported living provider for Looked After Children aged 16+. Delivering bespoke services, they specialise in working with hard-to-reach young people and supporting them to transition to independent living, equipping them with the skills and confidence they need to prepare for the future and to move on successfully to adulthood.
Money A+E is an award-winning social enterprise that provides money advice and education to disadvantaged groups, Diverse Ethnic Communities (DEC) and young people. They believe that a greater understanding of money through expert advice and education transforms lives. They aim to empower individuals by providing accessible, independent, and effective money advice and education.
Created to support women who have suffered trauma and are living in poverty, MsMissMrs is a Glasgow-based social enterprise committed to female empowerment. They host several initiatives for women and girls focused on emotional, physical, mental and social wellbeing at their self-care hub. Femfoods is their community kitchen where women can learn new cooking skills and meet other women.
Set within Priory Hospital Cheadle Royal, the school offers a range of comprehensive inpatient mental health services for young people aged 13-18 years. Pupils are admitted and discharged throughout the year and come with a variety of levels of ability and previous educational experience.
A service that provides 16-25-year-olds with service-connected experience the opportunity to work within North Yorkshire County Council as a colleague and an employee. The Academy practices trauma-informed approaches. The young people work alongside children, young people and families who may be needing additional support for various reasons, for example, family conflict.
NYOS works directly with children and young people who have committed offences, their parents/carers and the victims of their offences. They undertake work at all points of the formal system: from Out-of-Court outcomes to Court Orders, both in the community and with young people in custody.
Open Palm is a charity supporting young people through education and promoting racial equality. They deliver life-skills to under-18s on financial literacy and employability, in addition to supporting under-funded schools. Their work helps to close the opportunity gap and create meaningful links between the worlds of work and education.
Overworld Studios is supported by social influencer Nitro Luke DX and represents the inception of the first UK-based e-sports venue. The Overworld Academy supports a digital generation as part of its E-Able programme and the Customised Digital Media Study Programme consists of 6 short courses for SEN learners across the spectrum.
Platanos College is a high-performing secondary school for mixed pupils aged 11 to 16 that serves a diverse and vibrant community in south London. The college is inclusive and caters for pupils of all abilities. It is a member school of the Platanos Trust.
Primetime Young Leaders Network empowers young people (aged 13-18) through an accredited award and enables them to develop key skills for employment, life and leadership. Young Leaders are equipped with the skills required to design and deliver sessions while being empowered to overcome their own disadvantage.
Through a Raleigh School Expedition, students gain new knowledge and unique experiences. These expeditions help young people develop character and invaluable life skills such as leadership, initiative, interpersonal skills, self-awareness, resilience, problem solving, collaboration and cultural understanding.
SafeToNet is a cyber-safety company. It keeps children safe online wherever they are around the world and is fast becoming the leading global authority on online safeguarding. SafetoNet has developed pioneering, award-winning and patented technology that includes artificial intelligence to tackle key online threats such as cyberbullying, sextortion, grooming, abuse and aggression.
Seed International is a global educational company based in China that provides different services and travelling solutions to businesses, students, entrepreneurs and groups from all over the world. Their Business and Cultural programs allow educational institutions to visit the world’s fastest growing economies to learn and understand their business culture, traditions, future trends and prospects.
Since 1880, SJOG has been changing the lives of people across the UK by providing them with the skills and support to gain control of their own life. The charity is diverse, supporting disabled people, older people, those experiencing homelessness, and people subject to modern day slavery or trafficking.
Teamscapes is an innovative team-building company that inspires workplace teams to do what they do, better. Through their offering of bespoke events, programmes and workations, the company helps to build teams, develop employability skills, enable leadership, embrace change and develop strategy.
The Black Curriculum is a social enterprise that delivers Black British history through the arts, in and out of schools to empower young people in the UK. They run a variety of virtual and in-person programmes for schools, young people and corporations. Alongside their curriculum, they develop free and licensable resources for schools and provide teacher training and curriculum consultations.
TEAL is a specialised therapeutic equine assisted learning centre on the Kent and Surrey border. Staff have qualifications in mental health, counselling, health and social care, and are highly experienced in working with children, young people and adults with additional needs and disabilities. TEAL horses are trained using force free and kind modern methods which is at the core of their education programmes.
Founded in 1932, The Courtauld Institute of Art cares for one of the greatest art collections in the UK, displayed at The Courtauld Gallery in Somerset House, central London. As a research-led higher education institution, it offers a range of degrees, diplomas and short course programmes.
The Lord Mayor's Show is one of the world’s oldest and biggest civic processions. The annual procession dates back to before 1535 to mark the inauguration of the new Lord Mayor of London. Since 2010, ASDAN has worked with the Lord Mayor’s Show to certify the participation of its volunteers.
Ripplevale School and College provide specialist education for young people aged 6-25 years with speech, language and communication needs. They offer a caring and nurturing environment which helps children and young people with dyslexia, dyspraxia, autism spectrum condition and associated speech, language and communication needs to thrive. They are also AcSEED accredited for anxiety issues.
UK Youth is a charity with a vision that all young people are equipped to thrive and empowered to contribute at every stage of their lives. The UK Youth Achievement Awards (UKAAs) take a peer education approach to recognising and accrediting achievements. They are designed to encourage young people to take a more active role in youth work activities that interest them.
Ultra Education is a leading provider of entrepreneurial education with a belief that all young people should have access to essential entrepreneurial education, regardless of background or social standing. They teach children entrepreneurship in schools, after school clubs and weekend workshops to help build confidence and key skills for the future.
YMCA London City and North is north London’s one-stop hub for recreational activities. Working with young people in their communities, they specialise in engaging those hardest to reach by providing services, such as a direct access hostel, fitness centre, children’s activity centre, out-of-school childcare programme, advice centre, a baby nursery and a youth project.
Community First is Wiltshire’s rural community council, a registered charity since 1965. Youth Action Wiltshire, its award-winning youth arm, offers intensive support, mentoring, coaching and skills training. They also provide free-to-access day, residential and respite activities for young carers, young victims of crime and other young people aged 5-18 years facing challenges in their lives.
Youth Adventure Trust is a youth development charity working with vulnerable young people aged 11 to 16 years from Wiltshire and Swindon. Their outdoor adventure-based programme, mentoring scheme and residential camp enable young people to challenge themselves, experience success, grow in confidence and develop skills that will last a lifetime.
Zest is an award-winning community enterprise based in Sheffield. They deliver high-quality and responsive services to local people at their community building, the Zest Centre. Here they deliver a range of integrated community, leisure, health and work support services to adults and children.
Organisations we work and collaborate with
ASDAN China offer skills-based learning, student conferences and international educational programmes specialising in China, Europe, North America. Students can earn CoPE Level 3, Universities Award, Short Courses and AoPE Level 3. ASDAN China can also register schools in China to become ASDAN centres.
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ASDAN worked with the Association for Language Learning (ALL) to produce and promote the Languages Short Course, which is aimed mainly, but not exclusively, at supporting core subjects in schools.
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The purpose of the Awards Network is to bring together eligible organisations to:
- Promote Awards opportunities for young people in Scotland to young people and youth workers to encourage participation and improve access
- Promote information about the content, benefit and connections between Awards to prospective employers, education establishments, other stakeholders and the wider public
- Share information, skills and good practice in appropriate areas
- Conduct any other partnership project or activity which develops or promotes access to individual learning awards in Scotland
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In Care, In School is a partnership project between Bath and North East Somerset (B&NES) In Care Council, the Local Authority, Bath Spa University, Off The Record, ASDAN, the PSHE Association, The Who Cares? Trust, Buttle UK, VisionWorks, the National Union of Teachers and a range of other local and national partners.
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The Co-operative College is working with ASDAN to develop ways to support co-operative studies and enterprise.
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ASDAN is a supporter of the Fair Education Alliance, a coalition of organisations aiming to work towards ending the achievement gap between young people from the poorest communities and their wealthier peers. The alliance works collectively to find solutions to address educational inequality and monitors the progress made to narrow the gap.
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ASDAN worked with the Geographical Association to produce and promote the Geography Short Course, which is aimed mainly, but not exclusively, at supporting core subjects in schools.
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London Citizens is an alliance of 200 schools, universities, faith and community groups. It trains people of all ages, faiths and backgrounds to take action together for change, developing local and national campaigns on issues that are important to them.
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The Wildlife Trusts are one of the UK’s leading providers of outdoor learning. With more than 500 staff and volunteers in their education teams, they work with thousands of schools and education establishments.
The Wildlife Trusts are proud to endorse the Environmental Short Course: "Connecting people and wildlife is at the heart of what we do, and we are delighted that ASDAN’s Environmental Short Course can help to support this.”
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Regulators of ASDAN qualifications
ASDAN is approved as an awarding organisation for qualifications and is regulated by CCEA in Northern Ireland.
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ASDAN is approved as an awarding organisation for qualifications and is regulated by Ofqual in England.
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ASDAN is approved as an awarding organisation for qualifications and is regulated by Qualifications Wales in Wales.
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