One of the aims of ASDAN's Gardening Short Course is to develop an awareness of how gardening promotes a healthier lifestyle and can have a positive impact on mental health and wellbeing.
ASDAN has created a free calendar of gardening tasks and ideas for each season, with links to challenges from the Short Course – it’s the perfect way to plan gardening activities that will help improve young people’s mental health and wellbeing all-year round.
The Certificate of Personal Effectiveness (CoPE) has been one of our most popular courses since the qualification was first introduced in 2004. We get lots of positive feedback from our centres about CoPE, so we are giving away free teaching and learning resources to celebrate a course that continues to boost young people’s essential skills, motivation, confidence and self-esteem.
ASDAN has been supporting centres with their SEND provision for more than 20 years; providing appropriate courses for young people with barriers to learning is at the very heart of our organisation. This booklet provides information about ASDAN courses for SEND provision, including our Preparing for Adulthood programmes and Entry-level qualifications.
ASDAN’s educational principles underpin all of our courses, which are designed to address barriers to learning by: building belief; engaging and motivating learners; promoting young people’s progress and achievement; inspiring creativity; and releasing potential. To celebrate the launch of our refreshed educational principles, we are giving away five free resources; the resources are linked to the Certificate of Personal Effectiveness (CoPE) qualification and the Bronze, Silver, Gold programmes.
To celebrate Christmas, we have compiled three free resources to help educators add a festive touch to the end of term:
Christmas dinner shopping list
Helping others at Christmas
Christmas label templates
You can read more about the resources and download them for use in your lessons via our website.
Our values define the way we work and how we set out to achieve our vision – transforming life chances through learning. To celebrate the launch of our refreshed values, ASDAN is giving away five free resources.
Each resource is linked to an ASDAN value – ethical, diverse, real, collaborative and innovative. The resources support two of our most popular courses – the Certificate of Personal Effectiveness (CoPE) qualification and the Bronze, Silver, Gold Personal Development Programmes.
Earlier this year, ASDAN commissioned SEND expert Richard Aird OBE to undertake the review with the aim of ensuring our provision is fit for purpose and future-proofed.
Richard has 30 years’ experience as headteacher of four special schools and has provided advice to the Department for Education (DfE), most notably as a member of the Rochford Review (2016) and the Review of Teachers’ Standards (2011).
ASDAN has produced guidance documents showing how components of our Preparing for Adulthood programmes and Entry 1 qualifications in Personal Progress can meet the four broad areas of need outlined in the SEND code of practice.