The Personal Development Programmes feature 12 modules. Each learner must work from their own student book and compile a portfolio of evidence to show what they have done.
Students gain 1 or 2 credits for each section completed, with each credit representing about 10 hours of activity. Six credits are needed to achieve Bronze, 12 credits for Silver and 18 credits for Gold. Internally-moderated Bronze Credit certificates are available for any learner that completes less than 60 hours work.
Students are required to plan and review their work at key points, explaining how they have developed their skills in six areas: Ability to learn; Teamwork; Problem solving, IT skills; Literacy; and Numeracy. There are pro forma recording documents (Skills Sheets) to guide them.
The student book contains the following modules: Communication; My community; Sport and leisure; Independent Living; My environment; Number handling; Health and wellbeing; World of work; Science and technology; The wider world; Expressive arts; Beliefs and values; and Combined studies.
Download sample pages from the Bronze, Silver, Gold Student Book.
Each student must have a copy of their own book.
ASDAN members area
Once your centre is registered with ASDAN for Personal Development Programmes, 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.
After students' work has been internally moderated, centres must register candidates for external moderation, which is carried out at a regional moderation meeting or by post. ASDAN will issue certificates following successful external moderation.
All prices shown below are per learner, unless otherwise stated.
|Bronze Silver Gold student book 2021 (one per learner)
|Certification (per learner, per certificate)
|Bronze Silver Gold record card (optional)
|Bronze Silver Gold student book 2014 (one per learner, available until 31 December 2021)
All prices valid from 1 September 2020 until 31 August 2021. Prices are shown exclusive of VAT.