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Key Steps

About this course

What is it?

Key Steps is a comprehensive programme of activities in a range of topic areas covering Citizenship, PSHE, Environment Education, Personal Finance Education, Enterprise and Internationalism. The flexibility and range of Key Steps means that it can be followed for up to three years or for less than one year.

Who is it for?

The activities are aimed at the 10–14 age group and can be used in schools, youth or training centres and alternative education. They are presented in the form of personal challenges and encourage students to develop their personal skills and take responsibility for their own learning.

Facts and Figures

  • Internally moderated
  • A minimum of 30 hours of activity required to claim a certificate
  • Each student can claim up to three certificates
  • Can count as two of the credits needed to achieve the Personal Development Programmes or the CoPE qualification

Requirements

Learners complete challenges and collate the work they produce in a portfolio of evidence, along with their student book and recording documents. The Key Steps learner guide shows what learners need to do to complete the programme.

Students must complete 30 hours of challenges to achieve each certificate. Students may achieve up to three certificates.


Modules

Challenges can be selected from any of the nine modules:

  • Identity
  • Community
  • Health
  • Citizenship
  • Environment
  • Personal Finance
  • Enterprise
  • Values
  • International

Student Book

Download sample pages from the Key Steps student book.

Each student must have their own book.

1. Course guidance

Download the tutor guidance and information from the course resources below.

2. Purchase learner books

A student book must be purchased for each learner before starting Key Steps. Please purchase from products below. 

3. Resources and recording documents

Download the the resources and recording documents from the course resources below.

4. Check and moderate

Key Steps is internally moderated.

The quality assurance documents in the course resources below will support you in carrying out internal moderation.

When students’ portfolios are ready for moderation, download the moderation checklist and use it to check that each portfolio contains all the required evidence and paperwork, tutor and candidate signatures, and that it is clearly laid out and labelled.

If there is something missing it is important that the student is given time and support to finish everything. When you, as the tutor, are sure that all the requirements have been met, you can register your candidates for external moderation.

To guide you through the administration and organisation of the internal moderation process we suggest that you follow the steps below:

  • Collect completed portfolios, including the student book from students.
  • Examine each portfolio, using the moderation checklists provided.
  • Confirm all the requirements have been fulfilled by completing and signing each student’s book.

5. Register your learners

Please take care when filling out the form in the members’ area of the ASDAN website as the certificates will be generated automatically from the information you submit. 

ASDAN reserves the right to request samples of candidates' portfolios for quality assurance purposes.

6. Certificate

Key Steps is internally moderated and externally certificated, with each student book entitling the learner to three certificates. 

Free PDF certificates are included in the price of each student book; you are able to claim up to three certificates per learner. Printed certificates are available from ASDAN at an additional cost of £2.35 per certificate.

Printed certificates will be posted within 20 working days of learners being registered. The certificates will be addressed to your centre's Key Steps coordinator. 

Costs

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

Item Price
Key Steps Student Book £6.20

Products can be purchased below.

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Products

Key Steps student book

The Key Steps student book contains the course curriculum, the record of progress and allows learners to show their skills development.

The cost of certification is included in the price of the book. Each learner will need a copy of the student book.

£6.20

Skills Achievement Stickers: gamification resources for ASDAN programmes

These resources are based around the concepts of gamification and mastery in learning. They can be used to encourage and motivate learners, as well as providing evidence of progress and skills development.

Each pack contains resources for a group of 10 learners:

  • sheets of stickers
  • tutor guidance booklet 
  • A4 individual learner logs 
  • A3 group wallchart 

The skills achievement stickers can be used as stand-alone resources or to support skills development within ASDAN.

£9.15
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Key Steps student book

The Key Steps student book contains the course curriculum, the record of progress and allows learners to show their skills development.

The cost of certification is included in the price of the book. Each learner will need a copy of the student book.

£6.20

Skills Achievement Stickers: gamification resources for ASDAN programmes

These resources are based around the concepts of gamification and mastery in learning. They can be used to encourage and motivate learners, as well as providing evidence of progress and skills development.

Each pack contains resources for a group of 10 learners:

  • sheets of stickers
  • tutor guidance booklet 
  • A4 individual learner logs 
  • A3 group wallchart 

The skills achievement stickers can be used as stand-alone resources or to support skills development within ASDAN.

£9.15
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