Short Courses:

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. 

There are more than 30 programmes to choose from: Please enquire for further details.

Entry 1 Qualifications in Personal Progress


The Entry 1 qualifications in Personal Progress are made of units which can be broadly divided into the following areas;

Literacy, Numeracy and ICT, Independent Living Skills, Personal Development, Community Participation, Preparation for Work, these units are accessible for People with Mild Learning Disabilities Learners (PMLD).

Entry Level Diplomas in Life Skills


The Diplomas in Life Skills are QCF qualifications based around the development of persona, social and employability skills. The Entry 1,2 and 3 Diplomas in Life Skills are made up of a range of units covering the following areas;

Independent Living, Personal and Social Development, Community Awareness, Personal Safety and Preparation for Work.

Employability Qualification – an accredited framework for developing and recognising general employability skills with children aged 14-16yrs.

  • SfE Award = 6 Credits = 0.5 GCSE
  • SfE Certificate = 15 Credits = 1.0 GCSE

Employability Qualification

Entry 2, Entry 3 and Level 1 qualifications for young people and adults who are not yet ready for employment but for whom a job is a realistic aim within a reasonable timescale.

Level 2 and Level 3 qualifications to help learners develop employability skills within occupational settings, allowing them to build on their employability skills and acquire transferable skills that will help them progress personally and at work.

Personal Development Programmes

Bronze, Silver and Gold

Imaginative ways of developing, recording and certificating a wide range of young people’s personal qualities, abilities and achievements as well as introducing them to new activities and challenges.

All linked to nationally recognised qualifications, which contribute to performance tables.

Personal Development Programmes

Cumulative modules.

  • Bronze = 6 Credits
  • Silver = 12 Credits
  • Gold = 18 Credits

Combined Studies, Beliefs and Values, The Wider World, Science and Technology, World of Work, Health and Survival, Number Handling, The Environment, Home Managements, The Community and Communication.

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