ASDAN (Award Scheme Development and Accreditation Network) is an award-winning British education charity and awarding organisation. Arcadia school is proud to be a fully registered and accredited ASDAN centre, allowing us to offer a wide range of courses and options to our students in fitting with their learning needs. ASDAN provides flexible and engaging programmes and qualifications that help young people develop skills for learning, work and life. The courses have been developed for learners with a wide range of learning needs and abilities and provide meaningful outcomes through a person-centred approach that prepares the learner for adult life. ASDAN's programmes and qualifications for secondary schools range from helping learners make a successful start in secondary education to boosting engagement and motivation, developing core skills, and enhancing academic performance.
ASDAN is made up of short courses that are flexible, portfolio-based programmes designed to accredit up to 60 hours of activity and skills development across a range of topics and curriculum areas.
ASDAN's programmes and qualifications help centres meet many requirements including:
The innovative Lift Off programme, launched in 2017, helps learners aged 10-12 develop the skills, confidence and resilience to make a successful transition from primary to secondary school. This activity-based course fosters characteristics and attributes such as self-worth, self-control, determination, communication, collaboration and problem-solving.
Lift-Off will help learners to manage their own learning, recognise their strengths and the characteristics they need to develop and prepare for their future. It is supported by a range of high-quality teaching and learning resources.
The Core subjects Mathematics, English and Science, will be delivered to children enrolled in the ASDAN scheme
alongside their personal learning in each subject.
In addition, there are many other courses that the students can choose from. We encourage the students to choose the courses that they are interested in and match their aspirations for the future.
There are 7 topic areas that the students can choose a module from these are:
Under these sections, there are 76 module choices available for the students.
ASDAN programmes will be available to students up to year 12.