Learners must present evidence of their activities in an organised portfolio or e-portfolio.
This will contain:
- a record of challenges completed, with supporting evidence for each challenge
- recording documents, showing how learners have planned and reviewed their activities
- summary of achievement, highlighting skills development
- personal statement
The Short Course is split into six modules:
- Human machine
- Forces and motion
- Chemical change
- Biological challenges
- Space physics
- Performance in sport
Each learner will need their own copy of the Short Course student book or an e-portfolio login – this contains the challenge content and recording documents.
Download sample pages from the Science Short Course student book.
A free set of downloadable tutor notes to support the Science Short Course containing guidance for each challenge and suggested resources are available to centres registered for Short Courses in the members area.
A quick guide to Short Courses is also available to support the delivery of all ASDAN Short Courses. This document offers advice and guidance for tutors, including a step-by-step guide to delivery.
Additional resources to support Short Courses can be downloaded from theOrb – ASDAN’s Online Resource Bank. Resources available include witness statements, activity logs, lesson plans, worksheets and examples of evidence.
ASDAN members area
Once your centre is registered with ASDAN for Short Courses, 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.
Once students' work has been internally moderated, centres can request certificates for successful candidates from ASDAN, using the form in the members area.
There is no external moderation for this programme, although ASDAN reserves the right to request samples of candidates' work for quality assurance purposes.
All student book, certification and registration prices shown below are per learner, unless otherwise stated.
|Short Course student book (one per learner)
|Short Course e-learning login (one per learner)
|Short Course PDF certificate
|Short Courses printed and foiled certificate (optional, per learner, per Short Course
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.