top of page
Young Rider
Horse in Stable

ASDAN Short Courses

ASDAN qualifications are designed to equip young people with key personal, social and employability skills.


ASDAN is a registered education charity that designs accessible courses for young people. ASDAN also certifies providers, including those that deliver ASDAN short courses online, and offers accreditation for custom courses. ASDAN stands for ‘the Award Scheme Development and Accreditation Network’. The charity’s goal is to serve young people between 11 and 25 years old and provide them with the skills and experience they need to continue their education, enter work, and live independently.

Flexible Ways to Learn

We offer three flexible ways to learn so that young people of all backgrounds and abilities can take part, regardless of their situation or location.



Studying ASDAN short courses online offers greater flexibility. Students can pursue their ASDAN qualification from any location at a time that fits within their schedule. 

Farm 1


Young people can study the full range of short courses  at Whisgills House in the Scottish Borders where our ponies, pigs, ducks, chickens, dogs and cats all help to deliver the learning. 

Image by Kimberly Farmer


Learners can choose to study online and have periodic 'access days' where they come to the farm for hands-on learning in animal care, gardening, land-based skills and more. 

The Range of ASDAN Courses

Are you a parent, teacher, home educator, youth group leader or alternative education provider? Explore our range of courses below and contact us to arrange a bespoke learning experience for individuals or groups of young people.

Get a Quote

Contact us to discuss your needs and create a bespoke package of learning support and tuition.

Thanks for submitting!

bottom of page