The introduction of the ASDAN Award scheme in 2005 provided a system of formal recognition and accreditation for the students’ development and achievements. The scheme offers a framework of activities through which personal, social and independence skills can be developed with modules which can be used separately and accumulated to build a record of personal achievement.  

ASDAN Programmes and Qualifications:

Stepping Stones (KS2)

Learners develop skills through a series of challenges linked to PSHE, Citizenship and Personal skills development.

Student painting at Chinese New YearNew Horizons (KS3)

New Horizons is an activity-based accreditation developing skills in PSHE, Citizenship and Careers Education. It offers learners recognition for small steps of achievement.

Transition Challenge (KS4)

Transition Challenge is a module based accreditation, there are two pathways available: Sensory (small steps of learning and achievement) and Introduction and Progression (focuses on statutory Key stage 4 National Curriculum and developing skills required for adult living). Learners complete a series of activities from modules in their student book.