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 and 2, 8 credits are required for an Award, and 13 for a Certificate. Each credit is equivalent to around 10 hours of learning time.
Although not counting in headline measures, results achieved in PSD will be reported in addition to the school performance tables:
Download a full list of qualification (QAN) codes and performance figures.
Student books supporting the PSD qualifications are available for registered centres to download for free.
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 student book, certification and registration prices shown below are per learner, unless otherwise stated.
|PSD Award or Certificate candidate registration (one per learner, includes certification)
|PSD single unit candidate registration (per learner, per unit, includes certification)
|PSD Entry level 1, 2 and 3 standards with guidance
|PSD Levels 1 and 2 standards with guidance
Please note that prices are listed with VAT at 20% where appropriate. All prices valid until 31 August 2018.