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Transition Challenge

About this course

What is it?

Transition Challenge offers a learner-centred, activity-based curriculum that can be undertaken with as much support as necessary. It has been developed for learners aged 14–16 with SEND, although it can be used with older age groups if appropriate.

There are two levels available:

  • Sensory: this programme offers a developmental perspective for learners with PMLD and rewards very small steps of learning and achievement
  • Introduction and Progression: the activities in this programme cover the statutory programmes of study for the Key Stage 4 National Curriculum, along with activities to develop the skills required for adult living

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 guides to addressing SEND areas of need using Transition Challenge (Sensory) and addressing SEND areas of need using Transition Challenge (Introduction and Progression).

Who is it for?

  • Students aged 14-16 (Key Stage 4) with severe and/or profound learning difficulties
  • Transition Challenge can be used with post-16 students (see also: Towards Independence)

Progression

For those seeking a qualification outcome, Transition Challenge can be used to support the delivery of the Entry 1 qualifications in Personal Progress.

There is also scope for progression through PSD at Entry 1-3 and Employability at Entry 2 and 3.

Requirements

Learners must complete the required number of activities from modules in their chosen student book. Each module can be individually certificated or learners can complete all five modules and receive a gold certificate of achievement.

There are four modules in the Sensory book: Communication and Interaction, Cognition, Physical, and Self-help and Independence. Learners must complete at least five activities to achieve each module. Download a sample copy of the Sensory student book. There are five modules in the Introduction and Progression book: Knowing How, Making Choices, Feeling Good, Moving Forward and Taking the Lead. Learners must complete at least nine activities to achieve each module. Download a sample copy of the Introduction and Progression student book.


Levels of support

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 learners' achievements by allocating a P level or other descriptor to their work, as appropriate.

Supporting resources

A Transition Challenge Tutor Guidance and Resources folder is available to buy, which includes an overview of the programme, photocopiable resources, ideas for gathering evidence, and answers to frequently asked questions.

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 members’ 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

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

Item Price
Transition Challenge tutor guidance and resources £45.90
Transition Challenge introduction and progress student book (ring binder) £18.50
Transition Challenge introduction and progress student book (spiral bound) £11.60
Transition Challenge sensory student book (ring binder) £15.00
Transition Challenge sensory student book (spiral bound) £8.75

Products can be purchased below.

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

  • Qualifications
  • Programmes Plus

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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

Transition Challenge introduction and progression student book (ring binder)

The Introduction and Progression student book covers the statutory programmes of study for the Key Stage 4 National Curriculum, along with activities to develop the skills required for adult living.

This version of the student book comes in a ring binder; it is also available as a spiral-bound book.

£18.50

Transition Challenge introduction and progression student book (spiral bound)

The Introduction and Progression student book covers the statutory programmes of study for the Key Stage 4 National Curriculum, along with activities to develop the skills required for adult living.

This version of the student book is spiral-bound; it is also available in a ring binder.

£11.60

Transition Challenge sensory student book (ring binder)

The Sensory student book offers a developmental perspective for learners with PMLD and rewards very small steps of learning and achievement. 

This version of the student book comes in a ring binder; it is also available in a spiral-bound book.

£15.00

Transition Challenge sensory student book (spiral bound)

The Sensory student book offers a developmental perspective for learners with PMLD and rewards very small steps of learning and achievement. 

This version of the student book is spiral-bound; it is also available in a ring binder.

£8.75

Transition Challenge tutor guidance and resources

This folder contains valuable information and resources for anyone who is delivering the ASDAN Transition Challenge programme. It contains an overview of the course, guidance on administrative processes, ideas for evidencing students' work and sample recording 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.

£45.90
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