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New Horizons

About this course

What is it?

New Horizons is an activity-based curriculum resource which supports the delivery of PSHE, Citizenship and Careers Education. The activities also offer an opportunity to develop communication and numeracy skills in a life skills setting.

Addressing SEND areas of need

ASDAN has produced a series of guidance documents showing how components of our programmes and qualifications can meet the four broad areas of need outlined in the SEND code of practice. Download our free guide to addressing SEND areas of need using New Horizons.

Who is it for?

The programme has been developed for learners aged 9 to 13 who have a special educational need. 

Progression

For those seeking a qualification outcome, New Horizons can be used to support the delivery of the Entry 1 Qualifications in Personal Progress.

There is also scope for progression through:

Requirements

The New Horizons programme is learner-centred, offering structure and flexibility; it provides recognition for small steps in achievement. 

Working with their tutor, the student completes a Personal Skills section in the New Horizons Record Book for each module they do, which will help them identify specific things they're good at.

The final activity in each module is My Challenge. This requires the learner, working with the tutor, to identify something new they would like to try.

Levels of support are used to show how the learner has achieved the activity. They show individual progression and differentiation between learners:

  • Experience recorded
  • Gestural help
  • No help
  • Physical help
  • Sensory experience
  • Spoken/signed help

Additionally, there is an opportunity to record students' achievements by allocating a P level or other descriptor to their work, as appropriate.


Modules

The activities are split into five modules:

  • Personal
  • Social
  • Health
  • Citizenship
  • Relationships

Each module contains a focused careers-related activity. 

New Horizons Student Book

Download sample pages from the New Horizons student book.

Each student must have their own book.

Getting started

New to ASDAN?

Your first step is to become a member of ASDAN. Read more about our membership tiers and the benefits of being a member.

Already a member?

If you are on our Programmes Plus membership, you can get started by purchasing materials below. We highly recommend that someone from your centre attends one of our introductory training workshops or we also provide in-house training sessions. 

You can upgrade your membership at any time under account settings.


ASDAN members area

You can manage your courses, learners, orders and account settings in the members’ area. This also contains all the essential documents, forms and updates that you will need to deliver your course.

Certification

After students' work has been internally moderated, centres must register candidates for external moderation, which is carried out at a regional moderation meeting or by post. ASDAN will issue certificates following successful external moderation.

Gold certification is available to learners who have successfully completed all modules. Silver certification is also available for learners who have completed one or more modules.

1. Staff training
• The members of staff with overall responsibility for delivery should attend an ASDAN introductory workshop, webinar or an INSET.

Training to deliver Preparing for Adulthood is not a mandatory requirement, however it is highly recommended to ensure that the centre and learners obtain the maximum benefit from the programme.

2. Register with ASDAN
• You will need to have ASDAN Programmes Plus membership to deliver Preparing for Adulthood. Membership allows centres to purchase materials and access support from ASDAN, including regular mailings and updates.

3. Create a new cohort
• Create a new cohort in the Teaching area of the ASDAN website
• Specify a course co-ordinator and the expected completion date.
• Enter the number of learners taking the course, with learner names if known.
• Select student books for your learners.

4. Purchase supporting resources
• Buy optional supporting resources below.

5. Delivery
• Deliver the course to your learners.
• Resources can be downloaded from the Course Resources section below. 

6. Internal moderation
• Internally moderate all portfolios to ensure that learners have met the full requirements of the course. Ensure that learners are given adequate time to make any necessary amendments.
• Internal moderation checklists are provided to support this process.

7. External moderation
• Book your moderation. Direct Certification Status (DCS) is also available.
• Confirm your learner names and details for moderation.
• ASDAN will request a sample of portfolios for moderation, by post or at a regional meeting.
• Certificates will be delivered to your centre within 20 working days of a successful moderation taking place.

Costs

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

Item Price
New Horizons student book £8.75
New Horizons tutor guidance  £18.30

Products can be purchased below.

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

  • Programmes Plus
  • Qualifications

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Products

Level of support picture stickers experience recorded

These stickers are designed to support learners working on the Preparing for Adulthood Programmes. The six levels of support indicate both the achievement of the learner in making progress, and also the input and support necessary.

This pack contains three sheets of stickers for Experience Recorded (ER) printed on a pastel-coloured background. There are 70 stickers per sheet (210 stickers total), each sticker is approximately 25mm in diameter.

£9.20

Level of support picture stickers gestural help

These stickers are designed to support learners working on the Preparing for Adulthood Programmes. The six levels of support indicate both the achievement of the learner in making progress, and also the input and support necessary.

This pack contains three sheets of stickers for Gestural Help (GH) printed on a pastel-coloured background. There are 70 stickers per sheet (210 stickers total), each sticker is approximately 25mm in diameter.

£9.20

Level of support picture stickers no help

These stickers are designed to support learners working on the Preparing for Adulthood Programmes. The six levels of support indicate both the achievement of the learner in making progress, and also the input and support necessary.

This pack contains three sheets of stickers for No Help (NH) printed on a pastel-coloured background. There are 70 stickers per sheet (210 stickers total), each sticker is approximately 25mm in diameter.

£9.20
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Level of support picture stickers experience recorded

These stickers are designed to support learners working on the Preparing for Adulthood Programmes. The six levels of support indicate both the achievement of the learner in making progress, and also the input and support necessary.

This pack contains three sheets of stickers for Experience Recorded (ER) printed on a pastel-coloured background. There are 70 stickers per sheet (210 stickers total), each sticker is approximately 25mm in diameter.

£9.20

Level of support picture stickers gestural help

These stickers are designed to support learners working on the Preparing for Adulthood Programmes. The six levels of support indicate both the achievement of the learner in making progress, and also the input and support necessary.

This pack contains three sheets of stickers for Gestural Help (GH) printed on a pastel-coloured background. There are 70 stickers per sheet (210 stickers total), each sticker is approximately 25mm in diameter.

£9.20

Level of support picture stickers no help

These stickers are designed to support learners working on the Preparing for Adulthood Programmes. The six levels of support indicate both the achievement of the learner in making progress, and also the input and support necessary.

This pack contains three sheets of stickers for No Help (NH) printed on a pastel-coloured background. There are 70 stickers per sheet (210 stickers total), each sticker is approximately 25mm in diameter.

£9.20

Level of support picture stickers physical help

These stickers are designed to support learners working on the Preparing for Adulthood Programmes. The six levels of support indicate both the achievement of the learner in making progress, and also the input and support necessary.

This pack contains three sheets of stickers for Physical Help (PH) printed on a pastel-coloured background. There are 70 stickers per sheet (210 stickers total), each sticker is approximately 25mm in diameter.

£9.20

Level of support picture stickers sensory experience

These stickers are designed to support learners working on the Preparing for Adulthood Programmes. The six levels of support indicate both the achievement of the learner in making progress, and also the input and support necessary.

This pack contains three sheets of stickers for Sensory Experience (SE) printed on a pastel-coloured background. There are 70 stickers per sheet (210 stickers total), each sticker is approximately 25mm in diameter.

£9.20

Level of support picture stickers spoken/signed help

These stickers are designed to support learners working on the Preparing for Adulthood Programmes. The six levels of support indicate both the achievement of the learner in making progress, and also the input and support necessary.

This pack contains three sheets of stickers for Spoken/Signed Help (SH) printed on a pastel-coloured background. There are 70 stickers per sheet (210 stickers total), each sticker is approximately 25mm in diameter.

£9.20

Level of support picture stickers variety pack

These stickers are designed to support learners working on the Preparing for Adulthood Programmes. The six levels of support indicate both the achievement of the learner in making progress, and also the input and support necessary.

This pack contains stickers for all six levels of support, each printed on a different pastel-coloured background.

  • 1 sheet of No Help
  • 1 sheet of Spoken/Signed Help
  • 1 sheet of Gestural Help
  • 1 sheet of Physical Help
  • 1 sheet of Sensory Experience
  • 1 sheet of Experience Recorded

There are 70 stickers per sheet (420 stickers total), each sticker is approximately 25mm in diameter.

£9.20

New Horizons student book

The New Horizons student book contains activities within a framework of five modules:

  • Personal
  • Social
  • Health
  • Citizenship
  • Relationships

Each module is split into five sections, with a 'parallel activity' in each section that is specifically designed for PMLD learners.

£8.75

New Horizons tutor guidance

This resource offers guidance and advice for tutors delivering the New Horizons programme.

£18.30
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