What is ASDAN???
ASDAN (Award Scheme
Development Accreditation Network) programmes
and qualifications are aimed at young people
of all levels of ability. Skills and
achievement are recognised as young people
complete personal challenges in areas such as:
- healthy living
- community involvement
- work experience
All ASDAN Programmes and Qualifications have
a number of common features:
- They are learner
centred, offering opportunities for
a negotiated curriculum which is modular and
- They encourage candidates to develop
responsibility for their own learning
through a process of action planning and
- They assist in the personal and
social development of the
individual through a focus on Key Skills
for which the QCA (Qualifications Curriculum
Authority) national standards provide a
template for assessment and accreditation.
- They recognise achievement across the
school/college curriculum, as well as in the
home, the community and the world of work.
PMA ASDAN Courses
PMA offers fully
certificated ASDAN programmes for
schools and youth groups, including:
- Certificate of Personal Effectiveness
- Key Skills Qualifications.
We also offer short courses that can
contribute towards CoPE and other ASDAN
awards, such as the:
- Activities Award
- Adventure and Residential Award.
Short courses allow progressive
learning through to the COPE level 2 award
contributing up to 46 points towards the
performance tables. COPE level 2 is equivalent
to a grade B at GCSE. Cope Level 3 is
equivalent to a top AS with rating of 70 UCAS
Short course award programmes offer
structured challenges for all ability levels
and opportunities to include activities inside
and outside formal education.
All Activities contained within ASDAN
programmes are available to be run for both Youth groups
Each program and associated award can be run
for a group of up to 10 young people or as few
as one, depending upon your needs.
PMA also offers Activity Awards for other
individual activities such as:
- mountain biking
- bush craft
Please contact us for more information.