ASDAN’s programmes and qualifications are widely recognised for providing an engaging curriculum that empowers students through personalised learning and choice. The ASDAN courses motivate learners through short-term targets and regular recognition of achievement. Case studies, surveys and testimonials demonstrate that ASDAN courses develop a wide range of core skills in young people, including teamwork, problem solving, communication, managing your own learning and performance, and conducting research.


Learners develop character traits such as confidence, self-esteem, resilience and ambition. They get involved with community service, local schemes, work experience and careers advice.