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What are they?

ASDAN Short Courses are flexible, portfolio-based programmes designed to accredit up to 60 hours of activity and skills development across a range of topics and curriculum areas. 

Who are they for?

Short Courses are widely used in formal and non-formal settings, mainly by 13-19 year olds. Because they are multi-level, the focus is on completing challenges and skills development according to individual ability, rather than attainment at a specific level.

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E-portfolio option

All ASDAN Short Courses are available online via the ASDAN e-portfolio system. This online platform allows learners to complete their chosen Short Courses online by completing challenges, recording skills development and uploading evidence.

Tutors can log in to assign challenges, view learner progress, assess portfolios and request certificates for their learners.

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Activities and Peer Tutoring Short Courses student book

The student book contains the curriculum for the Activities and Peer Tutoring Short Courses. Each learner will need their own copy of the student book.

The Activities and Peer Tutoring Short Courses comprise six modules: 

  • Activities – creative
  • Activities – sport
  • Activities – anything goes!
  • Peer tutoring – one-to-one support
  • Peer tutoring – supporting a group
  • Peer tutoring – supporting a group with development work
£9.00

Adventure and Residential Short Course student book

The student book contains the curriculum for the Adventure and Residential Short Course. Each learner will need their own copy of the student book.

The Adventure and Residential Short Course comprises four modules: 

  • Off on a trip – planning and going
  • Aspects of trips and visits
  • Museums, galleries and heritage
  • Evaluation
£9.00

Animal Care Short Course student book

The student book contains the curriculum for the Animal Care Short Course. Each learner will need their own copy of the student book.

The Animal Care Short Course comprises seven modules: 

  • Animal investigation
  • Safety around animals
  • Looking after animals
  • Animals in trouble
  • Animals in the media
  • Animals and the law
  • Careers in working with animals
£9.00
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Activities and Peer Tutoring Short Courses student book

The student book contains the curriculum for the Activities and Peer Tutoring Short Courses. Each learner will need their own copy of the student book.

The Activities and Peer Tutoring Short Courses comprise six modules: 

  • Activities – creative
  • Activities – sport
  • Activities – anything goes!
  • Peer tutoring – one-to-one support
  • Peer tutoring – supporting a group
  • Peer tutoring – supporting a group with development work
£9.00

Adventure and Residential Short Course student book

The student book contains the curriculum for the Adventure and Residential Short Course. Each learner will need their own copy of the student book.

The Adventure and Residential Short Course comprises four modules: 

  • Off on a trip – planning and going
  • Aspects of trips and visits
  • Museums, galleries and heritage
  • Evaluation
£9.00

Animal Care Short Course student book

The student book contains the curriculum for the Animal Care Short Course. Each learner will need their own copy of the student book.

The Animal Care Short Course comprises seven modules: 

  • Animal investigation
  • Safety around animals
  • Looking after animals
  • Animals in trouble
  • Animals in the media
  • Animals and the law
  • Careers in working with animals
£9.00

Beliefs and Values Short Course student book

The student book contains the curriculum for the Beliefs and Values Short Course. Each learner will need their own copy of the student book.

The Beliefs and Values Short Course comprises six modules: 

  • Values, beliefs and decision-making
  • Environment
  • Crime and punishment
  • Peace and conflict
  • Beliefs and practice
  • Inspiration
£9.00

Careers and Experiencing Work Short Course student book

The student book contains the curriculum for the Careers and Experiencing Work Short Course. Each learner will need their own copy of the student book.

The Careers and Experiencing Work Short Course comprises seven modules:

  • Self-development
  • Career exploration
  • Career management
  • Considering Higher Education
  • Considering apprenticeships
  • Preparing for the workplace
  • Being at work
£9.00

Citizenship Short Course student book

The student book contains the curriculum for the Citizenship Short Course. Each learner will need their own copy of the student book.

The Citizenship Short Course comprises six modules:

  • Rights and responsibilities
  • Community and volunteering
  • Government and democracy
  • Law and order
  • Finance
  • Global citizenship
£9.00

Computing Vocational Taster student book

The student book contains the curriculum for the Computing Vocational Taster. Each learner will need their own copy of the student book.

The Computing Vocational Taster contains modules in:

  • Infrastructure
  • Digital Media and Content
  • Web Development
  • Programming
  • Health and Safety in Computing
  • Careers in Computing
£9.00

Construction Vocational Taster student book

The student book contains the curriculum for the Construction Vocational Taster. Each learner will need their own copy of the student book.

The Construction Vocational Taster contains modules in:

  • General Construction Operations
  • Bricklaying
  • Carpentry and Joinery
  • Painting and Decorative Finishing
  • Health and Safety in the Construction Sector
  • Careers in the Construction Sector
£9.00

English Short Course student book

The student book contains the curriculum for the English Short Course. Each learner will need their own copy of the student book.

The English Short Course comprises six modules:

  • Developing communication skills
  • Speaking and listening
  • Reading and writing styles
  • Reading for pleasure
  • Writing for a purpose
  • Reading for a purpose
£9.00

Enterprise Short Course student book

The student book contains the curriculum for the Enterprise Short Course. Each learner will need their own copy of the student book.

The Enterprise Short Course comprises six modules:

  • Your entrepreneurial skills
  • Generating enterprising ideas
  • Enterprise planning
  • Enterprise and business
  • Your enterprise in action
  • Your enterprise evaluation
£9.00

Environmental Short Course student book

The student book contains the curriculum for the Environmental Short Course. Each learner will need their own copy of the student book.

The Environmental Short Course comprises six modules:

  • My environment – review and awareness raising
  • The atmospheric environment
  • The built environment
  • The natural environment
  • The wider environment
  • My environment – managing and monitoring
£9.00

Expressive Arts Short Course student book

The student book contains the curriculum for the Expressive Arts Short Course. Each learner will need their own copy of the student book.

The Short Course contains five modules:

  • Explore
  • Experiment
  • Develop
  • Reflect
  • Careers in the arts
£9.00

FoodWise Short Course student book

This student book contains the curriculum for the FoodWise Short Course. Each learner will need their own copy of the student book.

The Short Course contains seven modules:

  • Healthy eating
  • Basic food safety
  • Food preparation and presentation
  • Cooking on a budget
  • Entertaining
  • The food industry
  • Practical cooking skills
£9.00

Football Short Course student book

The student book contains the curriculum for the Football Short Course. Each learner will need their own copy of the student book.

The Football Short Course comprises seven modules:

  • Football participation
  • Health, fitness and nutrition
  • Researching football
  • Football in the community
  • Coaching and officiating
  • The environment
  • Working in football
£9.00

Gardening Short Course student book

The student book contains the curriculum for the Gardening Short Course. Each learner will need their own copy of the student book.

The Gardening Short Course comprises eight modules:

  • Planting in the garden
  • Growing food on the allotment
  • Working under cover
  • Wildlife in the garden
  • Using your produce in the kitchen
  • Construction in the garden
  • Art in the garden
  • Careers in gardening
£9.00

Geography Short Course student book

The student book contains the curriculum for the Geography Short Course. Each learner will need their own copy of the student book.

The Geography Short Course comprises nine modules:

  • My place
  • Food, energy, waste
  • Physical processes
  • Sport and leisure
  • Holidays
  • Global interdependence
  • The BRICS
  • Big issues
  • Why do people move?
£9.00

Hair and Beauty Vocational Taster student book

The student book contains the curriculum for the Hair and Beauty Vocational Taster. Each learner will need their own copy of the student book.

The Hair and Beauty Vocational Taster contains modules in:

  • Customer Service
  • Nail Services
  • Basic Hairdressing Techniques
  • Basic Facial Treatments
  • Health and Safety in Hair and Beauty
  • Careers in Hair and Beauty
£9.00

History Short Course student book

The student book contains the curriculum for the History Short Course. Each learner will need their own copy of the student book.

The History Short Course comprises six modules:

  • Local history
  • British history – our island stories
  • Britain, the empire and the world
  • History from below
  • European history
  • History in the world
£9.00

Hospitality Vocational Taster student book

The Hospitality Vocational Taster contains modules in:

  • Hospitality Services
  • Food and Beverage Service
  • Housekeeping and Front Office Services
  • Events
  • Food Safety and Health and Safety in Hospitality
  • Careers in Hospitality

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

£9.00

Land-based Sector Vocational Taster student book

The student book contains the curriculum for the Land-based Vocational Taster. Each learner will need their own copy of the student book.

The Land-based Sector Vocational Taster contains modules in:

  • Agriculture
  • Animal Care
  • Horticulture
  • Environment and Land Management
  • Health and Safety in the Land-based Sector
  • Careers in the Land-based Sector
£9.00

Languages Short Course student book

The student book contains the curriculum for the Languages Short Course. Each learner will need their own copy of the student book.

The Languages Short Course comprises six modules:

  • It's my life (my world and the world about me)
  • Just getting in touch (communication and interaction)
  • The perfect host (hosts, visitors and local knowledge)
  • What's it like over there? (lifestyles)
  • My language (sounds, spelling, pronunciation and intonation)
  • What's going on? (contemporary culture)
  • Imagine (creativity and open topics)
£9.00

Leadership Short Course student book

The student book contains the curriculum for the Leadership Short Course. Each learner will need their own copy of the student book.

The Short Course contains four modules:

  • Develop leadership skills
  • Be a leader
  • Review your leadership
  • Support new leaders

Please note: this Short Course has been updated for 2019

If you wish to order copies of the previous version (dated 2015), please state this in the special instructions box when ordering. 

£9.00

Living Independently Short Course student book

The student book contains the curriculum for the Living Independently Short Course. Each learner will need their own copy of the student book. 

The Living Independently Short Course comprises nine modules:

  • Earning and spending money
  • Keeping track of your money
  • Making financial choices
  • A place of your own
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Cooking on a budget
  • Practical cooking skills
  • Career management
  • Preparing for the world of work
£9.00

Manufacturing Vocational Taster student book

The student book contains the curriculum for the Manufacturing Vocational Taster. Each learner will need their own copy of the student book.

The Manufacturing Vocational Taster contains 6 modules:

  • Understanding Manufacturing
  • Product Design
  • Manufacturing Logistics
  • Making Stuff
  • Health and Safety in the Manufacturing Sector
  • Careers in the Manufacturing Sector
£9.00

Mathematics Short Course student book

The student book contains the curriculum for the Mathematics Short Course. Each learner will need their own copy of the student book.

The Mathematics Short Course comprises six modules:

  • Probability and statistics
  • Money
  • Number
  • Geometry and measure
  • Algebra
  • Mathematical discovery
£9.00

Peer Mentoring Short Course student book

The student book contains the curriculum for the Peer Mentoring Short Course. Each learner will need their own copy of the student book.

The Peer Mentoring Short Course comprises four modules:

  • Peer mentoring training
  • Peer mentoring practice
  • Peer mentoring review
  • Peer mentoring leadership
£9.00

Personal Finance Short Course student book

The student book contains the curriculum for the Personal Finance Short Course. Each learner will need their own copy of the student book.

The Personal Finance Short Course comprises four modules:

  • Money in and money out
  • Keeping track
  • Looking ahead
  • Choices, choices
  • From the local to the global
£9.00

PSHE Short Course resource pack: full

The PSHE Short Course tutor resource pack enables the delivery of high quality PSHE lessons and supports non-specialist teachers. The resource includes detailed session plans and supporting resources (eg worksheets, PowerPoints, information sheets). The resource pack is presented in a ringbinder 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.

£200.00

PSHE Short Course resource: Alcohol

The resource includes detailed session plans and supporting resources (eg worksheets, PowerPoints, information sheets).

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 PSHE Short Course Resource Pack, which contains content for all 11 modules. 

£20.00

PSHE Short Course resource: Careers and your future

This resource includes detailed session plans and supporting resources (eg worksheets, PowerPoints, information sheets).

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 PSHE Short Course Resource Pack, which contains content for all 11 modules. 

£20.00

PSHE Short Course resource: Emotional wellbeing

The resource includes detailed session plans and supporting resources (eg worksheets, PowerPoints, information sheets).

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 PSHE Short Course Resource Pack, which contains content for all 11 modules.

£20.00

PSHE Short Course resource: Families and parenting

The resource includes detailed session plans and supporting resources (eg worksheets, PowerPoints, information sheets).

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 PSHE Short Course Resource Pack, which contains content for all 11 modules.

£20.00

PSHE Short Course resource: Financial choices

The resource includes detailed session plans and supporting resources (eg worksheets, PowerPoints, information sheets).

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 PSHE Short Course Resource Pack, which contains content for all 11 modules.

£20.00

PSHE Short Course resource: Keeping safe and healthy

This resource includes detailed session plans and supporting resources (eg worksheets, PowerPoints, information sheets).

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 PSHE Short Course Resource Pack, which contains content for all 11 modules. 

£20.00

PSHE Short Course resource: Living in modern Britain

The resource includes detailed session plans and supporting resources (eg worksheets, PowerPoints, information sheets).

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 PSHE Short Course Resource Pack, which contains content for all 11 modules. 

£20.00

PSHE Short Course resource: Respectful relationships

The resource includes detailed session plans and supporting resources (eg worksheets, PowerPoints, information sheets).

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 PSHE Short Course Resource Pack, which contains content for all 11 modules. 

£20.00

PSHE Short Course resource: Sexual health

The resource includes detailed session plans and supporting resources (eg worksheets, PowerPoints, information sheets).

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 PSHE Short Course Resource Pack, which contains content for all 11 modules.

£20.00

PSHE Short Course resource: Social media

The resource includes detailed session plans and supporting resources (eg worksheets, PowerPoints, information sheets).

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 PSHE Short Course Resource Pack, which contains content for all 11 modules. 

£20.00

PSHE Short Course resource: Tobacco and drugs

The resource includes detailed session plans and supporting resources (eg worksheets, PowerPoints, information sheets).

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 PSHE Short Course Resource Pack, which contains content for all 11 modules. The sample copy below shows sample content from all 11 modules.

£20.00

PSHE Short Course student book

The student book contains the curriculum for the PSHE Short Course. Each learner will need their own copy of the student book.

The Short Course is split into 11 modules:

  • Emotional wellbeing
  • Keeping safe and healthy
  • Social media
  • Alcohol
  • Tobacco and drugs
  • Sexual health
  • Respectful relationships
  • Families and parenting
  • Financial choices
  • Careers and your future
  • Living in modern Britain
£9.00

Roadwise Short Course student book

The student book contains the curriculum for the RoadWise Short Course. Each learner will need their own copy of the student book.

The RoadWise Short Course comprises seven modules:

  • Responsibility and consequence
  • Danger on the road
  • The law and antisocial behaviour
  • Transport and the environment
  • Vehicle maintenance and repair
  • Getting from A to B
  • Vulnerable people
£9.00

Science Short Course student book

The student book contains the curriculum for the Science Short Course. Each learner will need their own copy of the student book.

The Science Short Course comprises six modules:

  • Human machine
  • Forces and motion
  • Chemical change
  • Biological challenges
  • Space physics
  • Performance in sport
£9.00

Sex and Relationships Short Course student book

The student book contains the curriculum for the Sex and Relationships Short Course. Each learner will need their own copy of the student book.

The Sex and Relationships Education Short Course comprises six modules:

  • Body knowledge
  • Relationships
  • Sexual activity and behaviour
  • Contraception and sexual health
  • Personal skills
  • Culture and society
£9.00

Skills Achievement Stickers: gamification resources for ASDAN programmes

These resources are based around the concepts of gamification and mastery in learning. They can be used to encourage and motivate learners, as well as providing evidence of progress and skills development.

Each pack contains resources for a group of 10 learners:

  • sheets of stickers
  • tutor guidance booklet 
  • A4 individual learner logs 
  • A3 group wallchart 

The skills achievement stickers can be used as stand-alone resources or to support skills development within ASDAN.

£9.15

Sports and Fitness Short Course student book

The student book contains the curriculum for the Sports and Fitness Short Course. Each learner will need their own copy of the student book.

The Sports and Fitness Short Course comprises seven modules:

  • Sports participation
  • Health, fitness and nutrition
  • Researching sport
  • Sport in the community
  • Coaching and officiating
  • The environment
  • Working in sport
£9.00

Uniformed Services Vocational Taster student book

The student book contains the curriculum for the Uniformed Services Vocational Taster. Each learner will need their own copy of the student book.

The Uniformed Services Vocational Taster contains modules in:

  • Military – Army, Navy, Air Force
  • Policing and Public Order
  • Fire and Rescue Service
  • Prison Service and Security Work
  • Health and Safety in Uniformed Services
  • Careers in Uniformed Services
£9.00

Volunteering as an Adult Short Course student book

The student book contains the curriculum for the Volunteering as an Adult Short Course. Each learner will need their own copy of the student book.

The Volunteering as an Adult Short Course comprises three modules:

  • Get ready to volunteer – volunteering planner
  • Your volunteering experiences – volunteering log
  • Making the most of your volunteering – volunteering review
£9.00

Volunteering Short Course student book

The student book contains the curriculum for the Volunteering Short Course. Each learner will need their own copy of the student book.

The Volunteering Short Course comprises three modules:

  • Get ready to volunteer – volunteering planner
  • Your volunteering experiences – volunteering log
  • Making the most of your volunteering – volunteering review

Organisations working with adult volunteers may wish to consider the Volunteering as an Adult Short Course as an alternative.

£9.00
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