Last updated: 11 August 2020
ASDAN would like to reassure centres that we are here to support you as best we can during the ongoing Covid-19 situation.
We have been operating virtually since Monday 23 March and our Centre Support team and regional team will continue to be available by phone and email. Our premises are open for deliveries at pre-arranged times but otherwise we continue to work remotely.
Update for centres delivering ASDAN qualifications
On Thursday 9 April, the Secretary of State for Education issued a Ministerial Direction to Ofqual. This direction outlined the approach that Ofqual should take with vocational and technical qualifications in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic. Following this, Ofqual launched a consultation regarding a temporary extraordinary regulatory framework. All ASDAN qualifications have been categorised as qualifications eligible for ‘calculated results’.
Since Wednesday 3 June we have been in contact with named co-ordinators within centres to provide guidance on our required processes in order for candidates to receive calculated results this summer.
Centres will be notified by email when their Internal Assessment Confirmation document is ready to be downloaded. This document, along with a Centre Evidence and Declaration document (sent to named co-ordinators with the guidance) will need to be completed and returned to us securely by Friday 19 June at the latest.
Actions for centres
Urgent: Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if your centre requested a moderation this summer but have not yet registered candidates through our online portal to confirm your plans for your learners.
Update for centres delivering ASDAN programmes
Our Centre Support team have been and continue to be busy printing and despatching certificates for ASDAN programmes. If you are yet to receive your certificates, we ask you to please be patient as we are still operating on reduced capacity for this function. We will get them to you as soon as we can.
Discussions are underway around the mechanism required to award these programmes in the autumn term; as soon as this is clear we will notify our members accordingly.
Please note that certificates for Short Courses and Key Steps can be downloaded in pdf format free of charge from our website.
Information for all centres
ASDAN workshop programmes will now be delivered remotely by webinar. Please see our training pages for more information. It is our intention to deliver in-service training (INSET) remotely in the autumn term. Please see our INSET page for details on how to book an INSET.
ASDAN’s relationship management team will be offering centres support by phone, email or video conferencing. Contact details for the team are available on the ASDAN website.
Please contact ASDAN’s Centre Support team if you have any specific concerns in the first instance:
Phone: 0117 954 8316
We send our very best wishes for your health and wellbeing in the coming weeks and months.
The ASDAN team