Short Courses (multiple titles)


What are they?

ASDAN Short Courses are flexible, portfolio-based programmes designed to accredit up to 60 hours of activity and skills development across a range of topics and curriculum areas. 

There are more than 30 programmes to choose from:

Who are they for?

Short Courses are widely used in formal and non-formal settings by 13-19 year olds, as well as by adults and younger learners where appropriate. Because they are multi-level, the focus is on completing challenges and skills development according to individual ability, rather than attainment at a specific level.

Facts and Figures

  • Flexible, multi-level award.
  • Internally moderated.
  • Accredits 10-60 hours of activities.
  • Can count as up to 3 of the credits needed to achieve the Personal Development Programmes.
  • Can count as up to 6 of the credits needed to achieve CoPE.
  • Also offers progression to AoPE and Wider Key Skills.

E-portfolio option

All ASDAN Short Courses are available online via the ASDAN e-portfolio system. This online platform allows learners to complete their chosen Short Courses online by completing challenges, recording skills development and uploading evidence.

Tutors can log in to assign challenges, view learner progress, assess portfolios and request certificates for their learners.


All student book, certification and registration prices shown below are per learner, unless otherwise stated.

Item Price
Short Course student book (one per learner) £9.00
Short Course e-learning login (one per learner) £9.00
Short Course PDF certificate Free
Short Courses printed and foiled certificate (optional, per learner, per Short Course £2.35


All prices valid from 1 September 2019 until 31 August 2020. Prices are shown exclusive of VAT. 

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