Learners have to complete enough units to reach the required number of credits for a particular size of qualification.
- At Entry 1-3: 6 credits are required for an Award, and 13 credits for a Certificate.
- At Levels 1-2: 8 credits are required for an Award, and 13 for a Certificate.
Each credit is equivalent to around 10 hours of learning time.
Download a table of PSD units at all levels.
These exemplar unit portfolios have been created to provide guidance for centres on the type and amount of evidence required for PSD units.
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 PSD 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 PSD 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 PSD.
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 prices shown below are per learner, unless otherwise stated.
|PSD Award or Certificate candidate registration (one per learner, includes certification)
|PSD Entry level 1, 2 and 3 standards with guidance
|PSD Levels 1 and 2 standards with guidance
All prices valid from 1 September 2020 until 31 August 2021. Prices are shown exclusive of VAT.
All candidate registration costs, also known as standard qualification fees, are shown below and unless stated otherwise, are charged per candidate.
This fee covers the administrative costs of registering the candidate for the qualification, co-ordination of moderation and awarding/certification.