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New qualifications will boost confidence of SEND learners

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New qualifications will boost confidence of SEND learners

ASDAN is delighted to announce that our new Entry 1 Personal Progress qualifications are now available for delivery.

Personal Progress qualifications have been developed for learners with SEND (special educational needs and disabilities) working towards and at Entry 1 to have their achievements recognised within a qualification framework.

They can be undertaken in schools, colleges, residential and day care services, training providers and independent provision.

Course benefits – boosting confidence and self-esteem

The qualifications are designed to develop essential characteristics like resilience, confidence and self-esteem through engaging and meaningful real-life activities for learners.

They ensure that all learners are given opportunities to access appropriate and relevant education to develop new skills and improve their life outcomes.

Simon Lawrence, Head of Development at ASDAN, said: “Following feedback from customers, we have made some significant improvements to these popular and long-standing qualifications.

“This means that all 58 units are now presented according to the relevant preparing for adulthood pathway (friends, relationships and community; employment; good health; independent living).

“The pathways are considered the best method for helping SEND learners develop the skills needed for the transition to living independently and the world of work.”

Key features – nine new units for PMLD learners

The redeveloped Personal Progress includes:

  • fully updated content across all 49 units to ensure each learner’s needs are met
  • nine new units specifically written for learners with PMLD
  • reduced admin for centres with improved assessment resources
  • flexible qualification options with introduction of new extended certificate (25 ASDAN credits – 25 hours approx.), in addition to the award (8 credits), certificate (14 credits) and diploma (37 credits) size qualifications allowing more flexible awarding

“Personal Progress allowed us to immerse our students in developing skills for life while still continuing to meet their curricular needs and education, health and care plan targets.”

Feedback from Wyre Forest School, Worcestershire, where Key Stage 4 learners have undertaken Personal Progress – read more in our case study

Get started

A training webinar on Personal Progress is available this month. This webinar covers the structure, content, procedures and the many benefits of the course, and offers guidance and support from our experienced trainers.

Find out more about the new Personal Progress qualifications or email qualifications@asdan.org.uk to arrange a call with your regional relationship manager to discuss how you can implement this new course.

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