Due to the generic and flexible delivery approach used with Wider Key Skills, no definitive delivery time (Guided Learning Hours) is specified. However, it is anticipated that each Wider Key Skill will take approximately 30 to 40 hours, based on guidance for delivery and funding at Post-16.
Download the standards for the three Wider Key Skills (Problem Solving, Improving own Learning and Performance, Working with Others) at Levels 1-4.
Wider Key Skills in operation
Wider Key Skills are often used to support existing programmes or projects.
The BEAM Project Case Study explains how the ASDAN Wider Key Skill qualification, Improving Own Learning and Performance has been used to accredit the Be Engaged Achieve More Project, with 150 students in Coventry.
This Youtube video shows how Whitley Abbey school has used the Wider Key Skill of Working with Others to accredit part of their ‘Opening Minds’ programme.
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 Wider Key Skills 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
It is recommended that all centres running Wider Key Skills has 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 Wider Key Skills.
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.
|Levels 1 and 2 candidate registration (per learner, per skill, includes certification)
|Level 3 candidate registration (per learner, per skill, includes certification)
|Wider Key Skills Levels 1, 2 and 3 standards with guidance
Please note that prices are listed with VAT at 20% where appropriate. All prices valid until 31 August 2018.