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1 Recognising Achievement Heather Aitken National Manager for Scotland

2  Registered charity based in Bristol  Started in 1980 with a handful of schools  Over 400 registered centres in Scotland  Curriculum for Excellence mapping document  Profits are re-invested in further development or tackling inequality (Grant Scheme)  Recognised by UCAS  Qualifications that sit within the SCQF (CoPE & Employability)  ASDAN is one of the Top 3 UK companies in the Sunday Times 2011 list of Best Places to Work in the Public & Third Sectors All about ASDAN

3  ASDAN programmes offer you the chance to personalise the curriculum for your learners (and tutors)  There is no set model of delivery  Students gain credits and can accredit prior learning Activity-based curriculum and skills development

4  ASDAN is for everybody  Raises achievement and promotes self-esteem  Awards can support existing activities and offer a certificated outcome or can be used towards CoPE  Qualifications sit in the SCQF Award and qualification outcomes

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6 AWARDS  Stepping Stones:ages 7-12  Key Steps:ages  Bronze/Silver Award:ages  Gold/Universities:ages 16+ ASDAN Awards & Qualifications

7 Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards  Bronze AwardsAccess 360 Hours  Silver ChallengeAccess 3120 Hours  Silver AwardIntermediate 1120 Hours  Gold AwardIntermediate 2120 Hours  ASDAN Awards offer credit transfers, so work complete in one award can be used towards another  Work from Short Courses can be transferred to Awards

8 Curriculum for Excellence All of the ASDAN programmes provide an opportunity for learners to demonstrate that they are Successful Learners Confident Individuals Responsible Citizens Effective Contributors Mapping process > Main awards, Prep awards

9 Curriculum for Excellence ASDAN has produced a mapping tool to link Main Award Challenges to Experiences & Outcomes. Covers 3 Responsibility for All Areas; Literacy, Numeracy, Health & Wellbeing. Covers 8 Subject Areas; Expressive Arts, Health & Wellbeing, Languages, Mathematics, Religious & Moral Education, Sciences, Social Studies, Technologies.

10 Curriculum for Excellence Links Stepping Stones Award to Second Stage. Details which Challenges can be completed for each Experience and Outcome. Challenges demonstrate candidates developing the four capacities.

11 ASDAN Short Courses  Over 20 Short Courses to choose from  Can be stand alone, internally verified Short Course, or  Used towards obtaining Award or Qualification through external moderation

12 ASDAN Short Courses  Can accredit between 10 and 60 hours of activities  Can be tailed to pupils ability level (Access 3 to Intermediate 2)  Focuses on demonstration of skills; Working With Others Improving Own Learning and Performance Problem Solving

13  120 hours of Activity  SCQF Level 4 & 5  3 different levels of challenge difficulty  12 Curriculum Modules  Suitable for 3 rd /4 th or Senior Pupils CoPE: Levels 1 & 2

14 Modules Available: Communication Citizenship and Community Sport and Leisure Independent Living The Environment Vocational and Diploma Preparation Health and Fitness Work Related Learning and Enterprise Science and Technology International Links Expressive Arts Beliefs and Values CoPE: Levels 1 & 2

15  Enrichment for 6 th Year Pupils  150 hours of Activity  Engaging and Analytical  70 UCAS Points  UCAS forms and interviews  SCQF Level 6 (Higher Level) CoPE: Levels 3

16 CVQ: Levels 1, 2 & 3  Recognises and accredits voluntary and community activities  60 hours of Activity for Awards  130 hours of Activity for Certificate  30 UCAS Points for Level 3 Award  50 UCAS Points for Level 3 Certificate

17  Equivalent to Access 1, 2 & 3  80 hours of Activity for Awards  130 hours of Activity for Certificate  Students select from a range of units available for PSD at Entry 1, Entry 2 or Entry 3 PSD: Entry 1, 2 & 3

18  Equivalent to Intermediate 1 & 2  80 hours of Activity for Awards  130 hours of Activity for Certificate  Accreditation for existing PSHE and PSD activities  Opportunities to include activities both inside and outside of school and in non-formal situations PSD: Level 1& 2

19  Sits in SCQF at Levels  80 hours of Activity for Qualification  Mix of classroom/training room & practical work experience  Suitable for the MCMC candidates/adult returners Employability: Entry 2 to Level 3

20 PREPARATORY AWARDS  New Horizon:ages  Transition Challenge:ages  Towards:ages 16+ Independence  Workrightages 16+ ASDAN Awards & Qualifications

21 Heather Aitken Tel: ASDAN Wainbrook House, Hudds Vale Road St George, Bristol BS5 7HY Tel: Fax: Website: © ASDAN 2011


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