Raising Aspirations

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About this course

What is it?

Raising Aspirations comprises four modules that have been designed for learners aged 13 and under with special educational needs and disabilities.

Each module focuses on a different Preparing for Adulthood pathway (employment, independent living, community inclusion and health). Modules can be undertaken separately and built into a profile of achievement. For each module learners complete activities and gather evidence to demonstrate their progress and skill development.

Raising Aspirations is easy to set up and administrate – simply purchase resources below to get started.

If you're interested in person-centred programmes that meet the needs of SEND learners, take a look at My Independence, our suite of four certificated programmes aimed at young people with a range of special educational needs.

You do not need an ASDAN membership to deliver FocusRaising Aspirations and Employability Skills Development. Just register as a non-member to get started.


To teach this course you must have one of these membership types:

  • Non-Member
  • Programmes Plus
  • Programmes
  • Qualifications

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Who is it for?

Learners aged 13 and under with special educational needs. It is particularly appropriate for those working with just one young person or a small group of learners, such as:

  • Home educators
  • Parents
  • Primary schools

Facts and figures

  • Modules to support learners aged 13 and under with SEND
  • Available to registered and non-registered centres
  • Certificates of achievement can be awarded at the discretion of the tutor


Each candidate will need one copy of the module book(s) they are working towards. As they complete activities within the book, candidates also build up a portfolio of evidence, showing how they have developed and practised their skills.

There are four modules available, each one focusing on a different area of skills development (click on the titles to download a sample copy):


Packs of supporting resources are available to support the delivery of Raising Aspirations. These packs contain resources and templates to support the activities within the modules and assist learners in building their portfolio of evidence. 

There are four packs available, one for each of the module books (click on the titles to download a sample copy):


Tutors can reward learners' achievements using internally-awarded certificates.

Certificates are available to purchase in packs of 5 or 20 and can be awarded at the discretion of the tutor.

Getting started

Raising Aspirations is easy to set up and administrate – simply purchase resources below to get started.

If you are not a member of ASDAN, please register as a non-member to get started.

ASDAN training events are delivered by experts to enable your centre to successfully run our courses. They provide an introduction to the course, along with guidance on the processes involved, course delivery and moderation.

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All costs shown below are per candidate, unless otherwise stated.  Each learner will need their own copy of the module book.

Item Price
Raising Aspirations module book: Engaging with the community £9.95
Raising Aspirations module book: Awareness of the working world £9.95
Raising Aspirations module book: Being Independent £9.95

Raising Aspirations module book: Looking after myself


Raising Aspirations supporting resources (one pack per module)

£9.95 +VAT

Raising Aspirations certificates (optional, pack of 5)

£5.95 +VAT

Raising Aspirations certificates (optional, pack of 20

£10.95 +VAT

Supporting resources are listed in products below.