What is ASDAN all about?
ASDAN creates the opportunity for learners to achieve personal and social development through the achievement of ASDAN Awards and Qualifications, enhancing self-esteem, aspirations and individual contribution to local, national and global communities.
What awards does ASDAN offer?
ASDAN offers a wide range of Awards for young people of all abilities. They aim to recognise and reward their skills as they complete 'Personal Challenges' in such areas as sports, healthy living, community involvement, work experience, expressive arts, relationships, citizenship, personal finance and enterprise. The Awards can be achieved in a variety of educational, training, employment, youth and community situations.
All of ASDAN's Qualifications have been approved by the regulatory authorities for England (QCA), Wales (DCELLS), and Northern Ireland (CCEA), and are approved by the Secretary of State under Section 96 and 97 of the Learning and Skills Act, for pre and post 16 provision.
Qualification Codes and Performance Points
ASDAN Qualifications are now counted alongside GCSEs in League Tables, as the revised School and College Achievement and Attainment Tables now include points for ASDAN's qualifications.
What ASDAN qualifications can I get involved with at Huish Episcopi?
The Certificate of Personal Effectiveness (CoPE) Levels 1 & 2
To provide a framework for the development, assessment and accreditation of generic and wider key skills and wider activities, through a nationally recognised qualification at levels 1, 2 and 3.
- Students in Years 10 & 11, either within the whole school PSHE programme or within the option system.
- "High effort" students or those described as gifted and talented in KS3
- Students in Post-16 education, embarking on programmes at levels 1 and 2
- Students need to complete credits by completing challenges from chosen modules, providing portfolio evidence of completion of all the activities undertaken.
- Students need to demonstrate competence in the wider key skills of Working with Others, Improving Own Learning and Performance and Problem Solving at levels 1 and 2.
- Students need to demonstrate competence in the units Planning and carrying out research, Communicating through Discussion and Planning and giving an oral presentation at levels 1 and 2.
Students choose challenges from following areas
- Community and Citizenship
- Sport and Leisure
- Independent Living
- The Environment
- Vocational Preparation
- Health and Fitness
- Work Related Learning and Enterprise
- Science and Technology
- International Links
- Expressive Arts Beliefs and Ethics
Find out more at - http://www.asdan.co.uk/cope.php
ASDAN Short Courses Awards
ASDAN Short Course Awards provide an imaginative and flexible way to certificate a wide range of activites taking place in schools. There are no age restrictions for the Short Course Awards, although the main focus is on the 13-19 age group (Key Stage 3/4).
The Short Course Awards are straightforward to achieve and there is minimum paperwork, both for the participants and their award supervisors. In general, challenges are completed over 30 hours or 60 hours, which corresponds to three or six credits (10 hours = one credit).
ASDAN Short Course Awards provide a range of programmes to facilitate accreditation of young people's activities in the areas of PSHE and Citizenship, work-related learning, community volunteering, economic wellbeing, sports and fitness, enterprise, expressive arts, relationships education, outdoor and residential experiences, peer mentoring and international links.
They are multi-level, which means that completion of 'Personal Challenges' together with skills development according to individual ability are the requirements, rather than the attainment of any particular level. These awards can be used as standalone awards or as progression routes into the Main ASDAN Awards (Bronze/Silver/Gold/Universities/FE Awards) or into qualifications such as CoPE or Wider Key Skills.
The following Short Course Awards are available
- Activities Award
- Adventure and Residential Award
- Aimhigher Award
- Business and Enterprise Award
- Citizenship Award
- Community Involvement and Volunteering Award
- Disability and Sports Awareness Award
- Environmental Award
- Experience of Work Award
- Expressive Arts Award
- International Award
- Peer Mentoring Award
- PSHE Award
- Personal Finance Award
- Sex and Relationships Education Award
- Sport and Fitness Award
ASDAN New Horizon Award
What is New Horizons?
New Horizons is an activity-based curriculum resource which supports the delivery of PSHE, Citizenship and Careers Education for learners at Key Stage 3.
Who is it for?
The resource can be used with learners in years 7, 8 or 9.
How is it assessed?
All certificates are awarded at the discretion of the tutor. There is no requirement for external moderation.
It may be appropriate for the learner to re-visit some or all of the New Horizons modules in another year.
What does it involve?
The New Horizons Record Book contains activities within a framework of five modules: Personal, Social, Health, Citizenship, Relationships. The programme is learner-centred, offering structure and flexibility; it provides recognition for small steps in achievement.
There are five sections in each of the modules, and in each section there is one or more activity to complete. In each module there is a focused Careers-related activity. Working with their tutor, the student completes a Personal Skills Section for each module they do, which will help them identify specific things they are good at, relating to the module theme.
The final activity in each module is My Challenge. This requires the learner, working with the tutor, to identify something new they would like to try, relating to the theme of the module.
The staff involved in the ASDAN awards are Mr Mewrrick-Wren, Mrs Parkinson and Mrs Aylett.