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Lift Off

About this course

What is it?

Lift Off is an activity-based programme that develops soft skills and builds self-esteem to help learners make a successful transition from primary to secondary school. It consists of activities designed to develop learners' skills in 18 key characteristics that will aid their progression.

Lift Off will help learners to manage their own learning, recognise their strengths and the characteristics they need to develop, and prepare for their future. It is supported by a range of high-quality teaching and learning resources.

We're pleased to introduce our new Progression Awareness Tool to support the delivery of Lift Off. It can be used to identify specific cohort or individual needs, support self-reflection and provide evidence of the impact of Lift Off. 

Who is it for?

This flexible programme for learners aged 10–12 can be delivered in primary and secondary schools.

Evidence from the pilot scheme shows that Lift Off has an impact on the readiness of learners to thrive at secondary school – in particular disadvantaged learners.

Facts and Figures

  • Flexible, activity-based programme to aid transition
  • Certificates of achievement can be awarded at the discretion of the tutor
  • Lift Off has been created by ASDAN as a result of a research project and pilot scheme in association with The Progression Trust. You can find out more about the findings of the research project and pilot scheme in the Lift Off summary report and the full external project evaluation by Tiller Research Ltd.

Stucture

Lift Off is made up of three modules. Each module contains six characteristics that will help develop learners’ skills:

  • Awareness: Strengths, Possibilities, Challenges, Routes, Information, Support
  • Aspiration: Self-worth, Self-efficacy, Self-control, Purpose, Resilience, Determination
  • Attainment: Planning, Communication, Self-improvement, Application, Collaboration, Problem Solving

Learners complete challenges to develop these characteristics and aid their progression.


Resources and materials

The following materials are available to support Lift Off:

  • Tutor resource pack – containing session plans for each characteristic, supporting resources and guidance for tutors. Module resource packs are available for centres working on a particular module. A full resource pack is available for centres working across all three modules.
  • Student books – each learner will require their own copy of a Lift Off student book, featuring templates to record their progress and reflect on their experiences. Separate student books are available for each of the three modules – AwarenessAspiration and Attainment – to support learners working on a particular module. Two student books are available for learners working across all three modules – one for use in  primary and secondary settings and one for secondary only.
  • The Progression Awareness Tool has been developed to support the delivery of Lift Off. It can be used to identify specific cohort or individual needs, support self-reflection and provide evidence of the impact of Lift Off. The pack comprises a guidance booklet for tutors, along with 30 copies of various learner resources.
  • Packs of stickers – can be used at the discretion of tutors to show when a learner has developed a particular characteristic. These can be used on learners’ work or given as rewards.

Certification

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

Certificates are available to purchase in packs of 30 and can be awarded at the discretion of the tutor.

Getting started

For centres new to ASDAN, your first step is to become a member.

Following registration, you will be able to purchase your books and access additional resources and guidance via the members area of this website. ASDAN also provides introductory training workshops and can arrange in-house training.

Lift Off materials and resources

Tutor resource pack

Centres should purchase tutor resource pack materials, containing session plans for each characteristic, supporting resources and guidance for tutors.

  • Module resource packs are available for centres working on a particular module.
  • full resource pack is available for centres working across all three modules.

Purchase of the above resources includes access to electronic copies of materials. Please email design@asdan.org.uk to request digital copies of purchased materials. 

Student books

Each learner will require their own copy of a Lift Off student book, featuring templates to record their progress and reflect on their experiences.

  • Separate student books are available for each of the three modules, to support learners working on a particular module
  • Two student books are available for learners working across all three modules – one for use in primary and secondary settings and one for secondary only

Progression Awareness Tool

The Progression Awareness Tool has been developed to support the delivery of Lift Off. It can be used to identify specific cohort or individual needs, support self-reflection and provide evidence of the impact of Lift Off. The pack comprises a guidance booklet for tutors, along with learner resources.

Purchase of this resource includes access to electronic copies of materials. Please email design@asdan.org.uk to request digital copies of purchased materials. 

Packs of stickers

These stickers can be used at the discretion of tutors to show when a learner has developed a particular characteristic. These can be used on learners’ work or given as rewards.

Certificates

These internally-awarded certificates can be used to reward learners' achievements. Certificates are available to purchase in packs of 30 and awarded at the discretion of the tutor.

Please note that there is no need to register learners for Lift Off or claim certification. Centres should simply purchase resources and get started.

Costs

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

Item Price
Lift Off student book: primary £4.20
Lift Off student book: secondary £4.20
Lift Off student book: Awareness £4.20
Lift Off tutor resource pack £139.00
Lift Off progression awareness tool £60.00

Products can be purchased below.

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Success stories

Developing the characteristics to thrive at secondary school

ASDAN’s Lift Off programme has been helping staff get to know their Year 7 learners better and support their integration into secondary school.

Learners make positive start at secondary school thanks to Lift Off programme

Northlands Primary School in Rugby was one of three primary schools that participated in the pilot programme for Lift Off. Tash Bonehill, Assistant Head at the school, explains the transformative effect the course had on learners.

Developing the characteristics to thrive at secondary school

ASDAN’s Lift Off programme has been helping staff get to know their Year 7 learners better and support their integration into secondary school.

Learners make positive start at secondary school thanks to Lift Off programme

Northlands Primary School in Rugby was one of three primary schools that participated in the pilot programme for Lift Off. Tash Bonehill, Assistant Head at the school, explains the transformative effect the course had on learners.
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Products

Lift Off certificates (pack of 30)

Tutors can use these internally-awarded certificates to reward learners' achievements throughout the Lift Off programme. Certificates can be awarded at the discretion of the tutor; there is no external moderation or certification for Lift Off.

£14.80

Lift Off progression awareness tool

The Progression Awareness Tool has been developed to support the delivery of Lift Off. It can be used to identify specific cohort or individual needs, support self-reflection and provide evidence of the impact of Lift Off.

The pack comprises a guidance booklet for tutors, along with 30 copies of the following learner resources:

  • Questionnaire
  • Reflection questions
  • Reflection worksheet
  • Review worksheet
£60.00

Lift Off stickers

These stickers can be used at the discretion of tutors to show when a learner has developed a particular characteristic. The stickers can be used on learners’ work or given as rewards.

This pack contains 30 sheets of 24 stickers.

£13.20
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Lift Off certificates (pack of 30)

Tutors can use these internally-awarded certificates to reward learners' achievements throughout the Lift Off programme. Certificates can be awarded at the discretion of the tutor; there is no external moderation or certification for Lift Off.

£14.80

Lift Off progression awareness tool

The Progression Awareness Tool has been developed to support the delivery of Lift Off. It can be used to identify specific cohort or individual needs, support self-reflection and provide evidence of the impact of Lift Off.

The pack comprises a guidance booklet for tutors, along with 30 copies of the following learner resources:

  • Questionnaire
  • Reflection questions
  • Reflection worksheet
  • Review worksheet
£60.00

Lift Off stickers

These stickers can be used at the discretion of tutors to show when a learner has developed a particular characteristic. The stickers can be used on learners’ work or given as rewards.

This pack contains 30 sheets of 24 stickers.

£13.20

Lift Off student book: Awareness

The Awareness module book allows a deeper understanding of this module. The booklet allows students to reflect on each of the characteristics individually and deepen their understanding of that characteristic and their strengths and areas for improvement within it. It contains templates for learners to record their progress and reflect on their experiences throughout the programme.

£4.20

Lift Off student book: primary

This Lift Off student book has been designed for learners starting the programme in primary school and continuing as they move to secondary school (Years 6 to 7). It includes templates for learners to record their progress and reflect on their experiences throughout the programme.

Each learner will need their own copy of the student book.

£4.20

Lift Off student book: secondary

This Lift Off student book has been designed for learners starting the programme in secondary schools (Year 7 onwards). It includes templates for learners to record their progress and reflect on their experiences throughout the programme.

Each learner will need their own copy of the student book.

£4.20

Lift Off tutor resource pack

The Lift Off tutor resource pack contains session plans for each characteristic across all three modules, supporting resources and guidance for tutors. The resource pack is presented in a ring binder with tabbed dividers.

Centres that purchase this product can receive digital copies as well as or instead of the printed copies. Please email design@asdan.org.uk to request your digital copies.

£139.00

Lift Off tutor resource pack 2-hole folder with dividers

For use with the Lift Off module resources. A sturdy two-hole D-ring binder with a 2-inch spine and tabbed dividers for the challenges and resources for each Lift Off module.

£8.25

Lift Off tutor resource: Aspiration

The Lift Off tutor resource: Aspiration contains session plans for each characteristic in the Aspiration module, along with supporting resources and guidance for tutors.

Centres that purchase this product can receive digital copies as well as or instead of the printed copies. Please email design@asdan.org.uk to request your digital copies.

Please note: the content of this pack is also available in the full Lift Off tutor resource pack, which contains content for all three Lift Off modules. 

£50.00

Lift Off tutor resource: Attainment

The Lift Off tutor resource: Attainment contains session plans for each characteristic in the Attainment module, along with supporting resources and guidance for tutors.

Centres that purchase this product can receive digital copies as well as or instead of the printed copies. Please email design@asdan.org.uk to request your digital copies.

Please note: the content of this pack is also available in the full Lift Off tutor resource pack, which contains content for all three Lift Off modules. 

£50.00

Lift Off tutor resource: Awareness

The Lift Off tutor resource: Awareness contains session plans for each characteristic in the Awareness module, along with supporting resources and guidance for tutors.

Centres that purchase this product can receive digital copies as well as or instead of the printed copies. Please email design@asdan.org.uk to request your digital copies.

Please note: the content of this pack is also available in the full Lift Off tutor resource pack, which contains content for all three Lift Off modules. 

£50.00
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