ASDAN is an awarding organisation whose curriculum programmes and qualifications help young people develop knowledge and skills for learning, work and life.
ASDAN programmes and qualifications are delivered by over 3,000 secondary schools, special schools, colleges, alternative education providers and youth organisations across the UK and in more than 30 countries and territories overseas.
Since 1997, when ASDAN was formally established as an education charity, their work has centred on giving all learners the opportunity and tools to discover, develop and make full use of their potential.
At The Petchey Academy, ASDAN has been integrated across all of our Key Stages as an additional layer of learning to support personal development for our more vulnerable students.
Key Stage 3
Year 7 – Students in year 7 are able to access the ASDAN Lift Off programme. The programme is designed to support transition from primary to secondary school. It develops soft skills and builds self-esteem by helping learners to recognise their strengths and the characteristics needed to be successful in their education.
Years 8 and 9 – Students are able to access the ASDAN Personal Development Programme. This programme helps students develop and recognise a range of skills that will be invaluable for their social development. The programme is focused around a core set of skills: Teamwork, Independent Learning, Coping with Problems, and using Maths, English and IT. In year 8 students complete the Bronze award and in year 9 students complete the Silver award.
Key Stage 5
Sixth form students have the ability to access a number of ASDAN Short Courses such as ASDAN Peer Mentoring. These short courses are there to offer additional certificates for our Sixth Formers to boost their skill sets specific to studies.
If you would like any other information please do not hesitate to get in contact with our ASDAN Co-ordinator Leonie Stokes