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.
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 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 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
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 above 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.