All qualifications require centres and learners to complete a specific number of core and additional units to reach the number of credits for a particular size of qualification. At all levels, 6 credits are required for an Award, and 15 credits are required for a Certificate. Each credit is around 10 hours of learning time.
- To achieve an Award, at least one core unit must be completed
- To achieve a Certificate, at least two core units must be completed
Download a table of Employability units at all levels.
The Entry 2, Entry 3 and Level 1 qualifications are intended for young people and adults who are not yet ready for employment but for whom a job is a realistic aim within a reasonable timescale. They are fully approved for Foundation Learning.
The Level 2 and Level 3 qualifications aim to help learners develop employability skills within occupational settings, allowing them to build on their employability skills and acquire transferable skills that will help them progress in their current situation and in the wider world of work.
Resources for registered centres
Standards with guidance for each level that can be downloaded from the members area of the website
Resource sheets to help candidates provide good quality evidence. These are available in PDF and Microsoft Word formats and can be downloaded from the members area of the website. They are not mandatory but are highly recommended.
Student books are available for Entry 2, Entry 3 and Level 1. These books support the development of employability skills and knowledge, and link to the standards and resource sheets. They can be downloaded from the members area in PDF format. These books are optional resources.
For centres new to ASDAN, your first step is to complete the Centre Registration Form.
Once your registration has been processed, you must upload specified policies and procedures as part of the ASDAN centre approval process. Once these have been accepted you will be able to access candidate registration for ASDAN qualifications.
Current ASDAN centres need to ensure that Employability is added to their centre's registration.
Following registration, you will be able to purchase candidate registrations and access additional resources and guidance via the members area.
Training and support
All centres running Employability must have an ASDAN-trained co-ordinator; ASDAN provides introductory training workshops and can arrange in-house training.
Free regional support meetings are held throughout the year and are open to any staff involved in delivering Employability.
After students' work has been internally moderated, centres must register candidates for external moderation, which is carried out 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.
|Entry 2 to Level 2 Award or Certificate candidate registration (includes certification)
|Level 3 Award or Certificate candidate registration (includes certification)
|Single unit candidate registration (per unit, includes certification)
|Employability Entry level 2 and 3 standards with guidance
|Employability Levels 1 and 2 standards with guidance
|Employability Level 3 standards with guidance
Please note that prices are listed with VAT at 20% where appropriate. All prices valid until 31 August 2018.