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Preparing for Adulthood programmes (SEND)


What are the Preparing for Adulthood programmes?

These courses have been developed for learners with a range of special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). 

This range of certificated programmes provides a real-life context to reward achievement and foster the personal, social and work-related abilities of all learners.

Addressing SEND areas of need

ASDAN has produced guidance documents showing how components of our Preparing for Adulthood programmes and Entry 1 qualifications in Personal Progress can meet the four broad areas of need outlined in the SEND code of practice. Download our free guide to addressing SEND areas of need.

Who are they for?

There are four Preparing for Adulthood programmes:


For those seeking a qualification outcome: New Horizons, Transition Challenge, Towards Independence and Workright can be used to support the delivery of the Entry 1 qualifications in Personal Progress.

There is also scope for progression through:


All prices shown below are per learner, unless otherwise stated.

Item Price
New Horizons student book £8.75
New Horizons certification £5.50
Transition Challenge Sensory student book £8.75
Transition Challenge Sensory student book in ringbinder £15.00
Transition Challenge Introduction and Progression student book £11.60
Transition Challenge Introduction and Progression student book in ringbinder £18.50
Transition Challenge Silver certification (for module completion) £5.50
Transition Challenge Gold certification (whole programme) £5.50
Towards Independence Starting Out module and folder (mandatory) £8.50
Towards Independence additional modules (per module) £5.70
Towards Independence certification (up to five modules) £5.50
Workright student book £8.75
Workright certification £5.50
Workright tutor guidance (optional) £18.30


All prices valid from 1 September 2020 until 31 August 2021. Prices are shown exclusive of VAT. 

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