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Personal Progress

About this course

What is it?

The new suite of ASDAN Personal Progress (PP) qualifications have been designed to address the needs of learners with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), working at Entry 1 or below. The qualifications ensure that all learners are given the same opportunities to access appropriate and relevant education to develop new skills and improve their life outcomes. 

ASDAN has made significant improvements to our Personal Progress qualifications since 2009, when they first became available. 

Who is it for?

The qualifications have been developed for learners 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.

Personal Progress (PP) is available for delivery in England and Wales only.

Key features

  • nine new units written specifically for learners with PMLD 

  • the assessment guidance has been updated to reflect modern life (eg use of technology, improving mental health and wellbeing) 

  • only one mandatory document per unit, the evidence transcript, to help reduce the administration burden on centres 

  • the qualification specification contains all the required delivery information in one document 

  • an extended certificate size qualification is now available to bridge the gap from the certificate to diploma 

Structure

Each unit has a credit value (1 credit is equal to approximately 10 hours of learning). To achieve a qualification learners must gain credits by completing their chosen units and providing clear evidence that they have met the full requirements of the unit. 

Units can be built up in any combination to reach the total credit value required for a qualification.

  • Learners who accrue 8 credits will receive an Award qualification
  • Learners who accrue 14 credits will receive a Certificate qualification
  • Learners who accrue 25 credits will receive an Extended Certificate qualification
  • Learners who accrue 37 credits will receive a Diploma qualification
  • Learners who accrue fewer than 8 credits will be awarded a unit certificate, provided they have met the full requirements of the unit(s)

Once the unit has been certificated, it will not be moderated again even if the candidate is now operating at a higher stage on the Achievement Continuum. The credits available for a unit can only be gained once. 

Learners achieving at Entry 1 can progress to other ASDAN qualifications, such as PSD and Employability.


Assessment resources 

Evidence transcripts – tutors are required to provide a mandatory evidence transcript for each unit completed by the learner; this will detail the specific skills and knowledge that the learner has demonstrated (download a sample evidence transcript). The tutor will also use an Achievement Continuum to record learner attainment and progress; this will be recorded on the evidence transcript.

These assessment resources can be downloaded from the course resources section below. 

1. Staff training

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

2. Register with ASDAN


• You will need to have ASDAN Qualifications membership to deliver Personal Progress. Membership allows centres to purchase materials and access support from ASDAN, including regular mailings and updates.

3. Centre approval


• Centres will need to provide specific policies and procedures and provide additional information in order to be given centre approval.
• Centres are risk rated and all new centres will require a centre approval visit.
• Centres will be required to review and renew a number of centre policies each year.

4. Create a new cohort


• Create a new cohort in the members’ area of the ASDAN website: asdan.org.uk
• Specify a course co-ordinator and select your expected moderation date.
• Enter the number of learners taking the course, with learner names if known.

5. Delivery and assessment


• Create assessment plans for all units being assessed. Centres may be asked to supply them to ASDAN for validation.
• Deliver the course to candidates, making use of the standards and general guidance and assessment resources.

6. Support


• Autumn term themed support meetings offer CPD opportunities.
• Spring term qualification support meetings offer ongoing support, feedback and opportunities for networking.

7. Internal moderation


• Internally moderate all portfolios to ensure that learners have met the full requirements of the qualification. Ensure that candidates are given adequate time to make any necessary amendments.

8. External moderation


• Book your moderation. Deadline of 31 October for booking moderation within the academic year.
• Confirm your learner names and details.
• Provide the sample portfolios to the external quality assurer (EQA), as requested.
• Moderation may take place as part of a centre visit or be carried out by post.
• Certificates will be sent to your centre within 20 working days of your EQA notifying ASDAN that a successful final moderation has taken place.

Costs

All candidate registration costs shown below are per candidate, unless otherwise stated.

Item Price
Personal Progress:  
Award £29.95
Certificate £39.95
Extended Certificate £59.95
Diploma £84.95

Products can be purchased below.

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Products

Candidate evidence portfolio 2 hole folder

A sturdy two-hole D-ring binder with a 2-inch spine. Includes a pocket on the spine for student's name and on the inside cover to hold a student workbook. Can be used with any ASDAN course to store students' evidence.

£5.20

Candidate evidence portfolio 4 hole folder

A sturdy four-hole D-ring binder with a 2-inch spine. Includes a pocket on the spine for student's name and on the inside cover to hold a student workbook. Can be used with any ASDAN course to store students' evidence.

£5.70

Personal Progress 2020 Qualification Specification

This qualification specification is a vital document that describes the standards candidates must meet for each Personal Progress unit and provides guidance to support these standards at Entry level 1.

This resource is also available for registered Personal Progress centres to download from the members area of this website.

Please note: this specification relates to the 2020 versions of the Personal Progress qualifications.

£14.95
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Candidate evidence portfolio 2 hole folder

A sturdy two-hole D-ring binder with a 2-inch spine. Includes a pocket on the spine for student's name and on the inside cover to hold a student workbook. Can be used with any ASDAN course to store students' evidence.

£5.20

Candidate evidence portfolio 4 hole folder

A sturdy four-hole D-ring binder with a 2-inch spine. Includes a pocket on the spine for student's name and on the inside cover to hold a student workbook. Can be used with any ASDAN course to store students' evidence.

£5.70

Personal Progress 2020 Qualification Specification

This qualification specification is a vital document that describes the standards candidates must meet for each Personal Progress unit and provides guidance to support these standards at Entry level 1.

This resource is also available for registered Personal Progress centres to download from the members area of this website.

Please note: this specification relates to the 2020 versions of the Personal Progress qualifications.

£14.95
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