Our partners

ASDAN is actively involved with various exciting and inspirational projects, collaborations and partnerships. Browse the list below to find out more about the organisations we work with.

Members with ASDAN Customised Accreditation

Awareness Matters Ltd

Escape the Trap has been developed for 13 to 16-year-olds, particularly girls who are vulnerable to, or affected by, teenage relationship abuse. This simple, straightforward and accessible eight-week programme uses a combination of exercises, creative activities, self-reflection, light research and discussion to develop learning, awareness and understanding.

Find out more about Awareness Matters Ltd

Boxing Awards

Boxing Awards Ltd and the Amateur Boxing Association have devised a range of awards to help young people to develop their boxing skills. Each level carries 1 credit into ASDAN qualifications. ASDAN has also mapped out a way for all 12 credits of CoPE to be achieved through boxing-related activities. ASDAN is running a range of CoPE training events to enable boxing tutors/teachers to put this into practice.

Find out more about Boxing Awards

Big River Bakery

The Big River Bakery ‘One Loaf at a Time’ employability programme is a 4-week course aimed at providing skills and confidence to people who are long-term unemployed of all ages. The course is delivered in our working commercial bakery in Shieldfield, Newcastle - offering participants real hands-on work experience including:

  • An introduction to baking basics
  • An introduction to bread basics
  • An introduction to Barista basics
  • An introduction to Front of House basics

No previous skills or knowledge are necessary, and participants will have the chance to demonstrate all or a mixture of the competencies across our 4 programmes, with a certificate to evidence their achievements at the end of the course.

Find out more about Big River Bakery

British Youth Council

The Local Councillor Shadowing Award has been designed to recognise young people's understanding of and involvement in local democracy. The Youth Voice Award recognises and accredits the hard work that young representatives do within their local communities, and challenges them to try something new and innovative. Young people will be required to complete at least ten hours of activities to gain the award.

Find out more about British Youth Council

Camps International

Camps International offer volunteer trips to Africa and Asia for people of all ages. They are committed to social development and environmental protection. Volunteers on one of their 1-3 month programmes are able to have their work accredited by the Universities Award or CoPE Level 3.

Find out more about Camps International

Go Beyond

Go Beyond is a national children’s charity that provides some of the most disadvantaged children in the UK with free, week-long, respite breaks in the countryside and on the coast. The young people referred to Go Beyond enjoy new challenges and experiences which promotes belief and success in themselves, and in supporting others.

Find out more about Go Beyond

Dragonfly Children’s Services Ltd

Dragonfly Children’s Services Ltd provides services to meet the needs of children across a range of disciplines, with the ultimate aim of improving outcomes for children. Dragonfly is building on the success of its initial service, Chrysalis Assessment and Support Centre, to grow and develop further services for families. This will allow all parents in the community to access groups, improve their parenting knowledge and skills, and gain accreditation for their efforts.

Find out more about Dragonfly Children's Services

First Give

First Give works in partnership with secondary schools to inspire and equip young people to take action to tackle social issues.

The First Give Programme is delivered through a fully resourced scheme of work that is interactive and student-led. Over eight lessons, the Programme encourages an entire year group of students to identify social issues in their area and engage with local charities that address them. The students will then have the opportunity to compete for £1,000 of grant money. Teams will do this by advocating for their charity in a school competition.

Find out more about First Give

Fresh Start in Education Ltd 

Fresh Start in Education Ltd provides independent, one-to-one tutoring for children in Key Stages 1-5, who are excluded, disengaged or not able to attend school for any reason. Using MAPA trained staff who specialise in de-escalating conflict, Fresh Start in Education specialises in providing personalised tuition and learning plans for children with challenging behaviour, helping to educate them to GCSE and A-Level, and re-integrating them back into mainstream education.

Find out more about Fresh Start in Education

Global Action

Global Action facilitates global learning for UK schools in Nepal, India, Switzerland, Zanzibar Island, Costa Rica and Borneo.

Find out more about Global Action

GVI

GVI tackles critical local and global issues by operating award-winning education and training programmes on sustainable development projects around the world.

Find out more about GVI

Holocaust Educational Trust

The Holocaust Educational Trust works with schools, colleges and communities across the UK to educate about the Holocaust and its contemporary relevance. The Lessons from Auschwitz project is a four-part course for students aged 16 to 18 across the UK. It includes a visit to Auschwitz-Birkenau and an opportunity for the students to pass on what they have learned to their peers and their community.

Find out more about Holocaust Educational Trust

Investing in Children

Investing in Children provides research and participation services to organisations that work with children and young people. We create spaces for children and young people to come together to discuss ways of developing and improving the services and activities that are provided for them. We also support adults to make change happen.

Find out more about Investing in Children

National Volunteer Police Cadets

The Volunteer Police Cadets is a uniformed voluntary youth organisation open to young people aged 13 to 18. ASDAN accredits their award programme, from recruit to Cadet Grade 3. The course covers the topics of presentation, procedure, communication, law, and health and safety.

Find out more about National Volunteer Police Cadets

OUHK LiPACE

OUHK LiPACE is the professional and continuing education arm of the Open University of Hong Kong. As expressed in its motto “Advancing VPET and Lifelong Learning for All”, LiPACE is an established Vocational Professional Education and Training (VPET) provider of full-time post-secondary education, part-time professional and continuing education, corporate training as well as community learning programmes.

LiPACE provides quality programmes and courses distinguished by creativity, novelty, and the creation of value for learners at different stages of their learning needs.

Overworld

Overworld represents the inception of the first UK based e-sports venue of its kind incorporating an e-sports/gaming arena, viewing screens, VR room, green screen rooms, streaming booths and broadcast production suites. They are supported by social influencer Nitro Luke DX, who created the Overworld Academy to support a digital generation as part of their E-Able programme. 

The Customised Digital Media Study Programme consists of 6 short courses for SEN learners across a wide spectrum. Courses include Making a Radio Show, Making Digital Images, Making a TV Advert, Making Audio Recordings, Create a Live Stream and Create a Video for YouTube. 

Find out more about Overworld

Projects Abroad

Projects Abroad is the world’s largest international volunteering and internship provider, already sending over 100,000 students on incredible projects throughout the world. We provide the gold standard of safety and staff support allowing our participants to focus on learning new skills, making a real impact and finding out what they’re truly capable of. Our structured projects include medicine, childcare, conservation, law and human rights, and many more. Projects Abroad offers opportunities for students' overseas programmes to be accredited through the Certificate of Personal Effectiveness Level 3, the Award of Personal Effectiveness Level 3, or the Universities Award.

Find out more about Projects Abroad

Special Yoga Foundation

We are a growing global community of families, practitioners, teachers, therapists, supporters and carers who empower special children to redefine their possible.

We welcome, support and nourish all special children on their unique journey to embrace their potential through our respected therapeutic special yoga practice.

Find out more about Special Yoga Foundation

The Lord Mayor's Show

The Lord Mayor's Show is an annual procession dating back to before 1535 to mark the inauguration of the new Lord Mayor of London. ASDAN has been a part of the show since 2010 and is working with the Lord Mayor’s Show to certificate the participation of 2,000 volunteers.

Find out more about The Lord Mayor's Show

Primetime at the Vine

Primetime Young Leaders Network empowers young people (aged 13-18) through an accredited award, and enables them to develop key skills for employment, life and leadership. Young Leaders are equipped with the skills required to design and deliver sessions, while being empowered to overcome their own disadvantage. 

Find out more about Primetime at the Vine

UK Youth

The Youth Achievement Awards were developed with ASDAN and are offered in collaboration with UK Youth. The YAA take a peer education approach to recognising and accrediting young people's achievements. They are designed to encourage young people to take a more active role in youth work activities that interest them.

Find out more about UK Youth

Youth Action Wiltshire

Community First is Wiltshire’s rural community council, a registered charity since 1965. Youth Action Wiltshire, its award-winning youth arm, provides the Young Carers Service, Youth Group Support Project, NEET Prevention Project and Young Leaders Training Programme.

Find out more about Youth Action Wiltshire

Youth Adventure Trust

The Youth Adventure Trust is a youth development charity working with vulnerable young people aged 11 to 16 years old from Wiltshire and Swindon. Their outdoor activity based programme enables young people to challenge themselves, experience success, learn to go beyond their own expectations and grow in confidence. Through a series of residential camps and day activities they are able to build resilience, self esteem and develop social and life skills. The Youth Adventure Trust's aim is to make a lasting improvement to the lives of vulnerable young people.

Find out more about Youth Adventure Trust

Zest

Zest is a community enterprise in Sheffield delivering high quality and responsive services to local people. We are passionate community enablers, working to tackle local inequalities and improve community wellbeing.

Our vision is to enable everyone in our communities to lead successful and healthy lives. We provide a healthy living centre delivering services across:

  • Health and wellbeing
  • Employment and skills
  • Sport, leisure and recreation

We foster communities where everyone feels welcomed, valued and can fully participate in the life of the community. We play an active role in supporting disadvantaged communities in Sheffield.

Find out more about Zest

Organisations we work and collaborate with

ASDAN China offer skills-based learning, student conferences and international educational programmes specialising in China, Europe, North America. Students can earn CoPE Level 3, Universities Award, Short Courses and AoPE Level 3. ASDAN China can also register schools in China to become ASDAN centres.

Find out more about ASDAN China

ASDAN worked with the Association for Language Learning (ALL) to produce and promote the Languages Short Course, which is aimed mainly, but not exclusively, at supporting core subjects in schools.

Find out more about Association for Language Learning

The purpose of the Awards Network is to bring together eligible organisations to:

  • Promote Awards opportunities for young people in Scotland to young people and youth workers to encourage participation and improve access
  • Promote information about the content, benefit and connections between Awards to prospective employers, education establishments, other stakeholders and the wider public
  • Share information, skills and good practice in appropriate areas
  • Conduct any other partnership project or activity which develops or promotes access to individual learning awards in Scotland

Find out more about Awards Network

In Care, In School is a partnership project between Bath and North East Somerset (B&NES) In Care Council, the Local Authority, Bath Spa University, Off The Record, ASDAN, the PSHE Association, The Who Cares? Trust, Buttle UK, VisionWorks, the National Union of Teachers and a range of other local and national partners.

Find out more about Bath Spa University

The Co-operative College is working with ASDAN to develop ways to support co-operative studies and enterprise.

Find out more about Co-operative College

ASDAN is a supporter of the Fair Education Alliance, a coalition of organisations aiming to work towards ending the achievement gap between young people from the poorest communities and their wealthier peers. The alliance works collectively to find solutions to address educational inequality and monitors the progress made to narrow the gap.

Find out more about Fair Education Alliance

ASDAN worked with the Geographical Association to produce and promote the Geography Short Course, which is aimed mainly, but not exclusively, at supporting core subjects in schools.

Find out more about Geographical Association

ASDAN worked with the Historical Association to produce and promote the History Short Course which is aimed mainly, but not exclusively, at supporting core subjects in schools.

Find out more about Historical Association

London Citizens is an alliance of 200 schools, universities, faith and community groups. It trains people of all ages, faiths and backgrounds to take action together for change, developing local and national campaigns on issues that are important to them.

Find out more about London Citizens

ASDAN worked with MEI (Mathematics in Education and Industry) to produce and promote the Mathematics Short Course, which has been designed to develop functional mathematics skills and support learners in preparation for GCSE Mathematics.

Find out more about Mathematics in Education and Industry

ASDAN worked with NAC Group to produce and promote the Manufacturing Vocational Taster, which has been designed to offer learners a practical introduction to careers in the manufacturing sector.

Find out more about NAC Group

The Wildlife Trusts are one of the UK’s leading providers of outdoor learning. With more than 500 staff and volunteers in their education teams, they work with thousands of schools and education establishments.

The Wildlife Trusts are proud to endorse the Environmental Short Course: "Connecting people and wildlife is at the heart of what we do, and we are delighted that ASDAN’s Environmental Short Course can help to support this.”

Find out more about The Wildlife Trusts

Regulators of ASDAN qualifications

ASDAN is approved as an awarding organisation for qualifications and is regulated by CCEA in Northern Ireland.

Find out more about CCEA

ASDAN is approved as an awarding organisation for qualifications and is regulated by Ofqual in England.

Find out more about Ofqual

ASDAN is approved as an awarding organisation for qualifications and is regulated by Qualifications Wales in Wales.

Find out more about Qualifications Wales