ASDAN: Personal Social Development


This programme provides learners with the opportunity to achieve a Certificate in Personal & Social Development, together with the Core subjects: English, Maths and ICT. These qualifications provide an activity based curriculum with a framework for learners to develop skills for learning, skills for employment and skills for life. Learners should then be in a better position to seek and gain employment by demonstrating and owning a range of skills and qualities that employers look for.



Learners must produce a portfolio of evidence. The evidence is internally assessed, internally verified, and externally moderated by an ASDAN moderator. This is a two-year course. Unit certification may be gained at the end of year 1, for completed units. Possible units of study include:

Please be advised that these may be subject to change and subject to demand.


This qualification provides a baseline of employability skills from which learners can progress to a range of options, including vocational education, training and employment. Additionally, it helps them develop personal interests as well as interpersonal relationships.