The Personal Development Programmes features 13 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: Teamwork, Learning, Coping with problems, Use of Maths, Use of English and Use of IT. There are pro forma recording documents (Skills Sheets) to guide them.
The student book contains the following modules: Combined Studies; Beliefs and Values; Expressive Arts; The Wider World; Science and Technology; World of Work; Health and Survival; Number Handling; The Environment; Home Management; Sport and Leisure; The Community; Communication.
Download sample pages from the Bronze, Silver, Gold Student Book.
Each student must have 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 student book, certification and registration prices shown below are per learner, unless otherwise stated.
|Bronze, Silver, Gold student book (one per learner)
|Bronze, Silver, Gold record card (optional)
|Certification (per learner, per certificate)
All prices valid from 1 September 2018 until 31 August 2019. Prices are shown exclusive of VAT. For details of prices from September 2019, please download the list of ASDAN course costs for 2019–2020.