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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.

Book an Online Course

We offer flexible ways to learn so that young people of all backgrounds and abilities can take part, regardless of their situation. Studying ASDAN short courses online, students can pursue their ASDAN qualification from any location and the course can be booked at a time that fits within their schedule. 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. Our courses also include ongoing support and a live tutorial led by trauma-informed tutors with in-depth experience of engaging young people with a wide variety of needs and abilities. The full range of courses can be purchased below.

Onsite Courses

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. 

Online Mentoring

Moving On is a new course from ASDAN that will equip young people aged 16+ with the knowledge and skills they need to ‘move on’ to living independently.  They may be leaving care, moving out of their family home or moving away to university. Young people work weekly or monthly online with a trained adult mentor to help them prepare to live independently . Moving On is structured around five different aspects of what it means to live independently as a young adult. Each of these aspects is presented in a journal containing key information and practical activities to develop knowledge and skills and young people identify which journals they will complete based on their individual circumstances. The activities they complete within the journals can also be personalised and tailored to suit their needs. 

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Bespoke Courses

Are you a parent, teacher, home educator, youth group leader or alternative education provider? Explore our range of outdoor experience days and residentials below. Contact us to discuss your needs and create a bespoke package of learning support, exploration and adventure.

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