ASDAN qualifications are designed to equip young people with key personal, social and employability skills.
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What is ASDAN?
ASDAN is a registered charity headquartered in Bristol which designs courses for secondary school students. ASDAN also certifies providers, including those that deliver ASDAN short courses online, and offers accreditation for custom courses.
What does ASDAN stand for?
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.
What is an ASDAN qualification?
An ASDAN qualification is proof that a student has completed an ASDAN course. Some qualifications contribute UCAS points, while others certify that a young person has the skills required to enter the workforce or live independently.
ASDAN offers a range of qualifications, including a general course for secondary school students, courses designed for students with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), and more.
The most common qualification is the Certificate of Personal Effectiveness (CoPE): CoPE Level 1 is an ASDAN qualification equivalent to a GCSE grade 2, providing 25 UCAS points, while Level 2 is equivalent to GCSE grade 6, providing 46 points. Students that earn a Level 3 CoPE receive 70 UCAS points, the equivalent of an A grade at AS Level.
Why study online?
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. This is particularly important for those who are unable to attend school in person.