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ASDAN Lifeskills Challenge

Why this award?

This e-learning resource – www.lifeskillschallenge.org.uk – allows schools, colleges and other providers to personalise their learners' curriculum and meet their individual needs. Choose from an online bank of Challenges that recognise learners' progress in curriculum areas that are important for success in adult life. The Challenges are usually about being able to do things, rather than acquiring a significant body of knowledge. Lifeskills Challenge also comes with the option of ASDAN certification, offering recognition for small steps of achievement.

Who is it for?

Lifeskills Challenge is for learners of all ages working from pre-Entry to Level 1 (National 1 to National 4) It can be used in a range of educational settings, such as schools, colleges, residential centres and training providers.

It is particularly suited to learners with Education and Health Care Plans, but can also be used by those who would have accessed additional learning support.

What time commitment is required?

Challenges take 10, 20 or 30 notional learning hours to complete. There is a bank of challenges to choose from, divided into 27 curriculum areas covering topics including Communication, Mathematics, PSHE, Home Management, IT and Employability.

Is the award externally accredited?

Lifeskills Challenge comes with the option of ASDAN certification, offering recognition for small steps of achievement.

Provider: ASDAN

Website: Click here

Budget: Award Fee, Membership Subscription

For Ages: 10 - 26+

Time to Complete: N/A


  • Sport
  • Nature
  • Volunteering
  • Arts
  • Music
  • Youth Work
  • Get Outdoors
  • Making friends
  • Enterprise
  • Adventure
  • Achievement
  • Develop my CV
  • Help get into College or Uni
  • Gain new skills
  • Physical Activity

Type of Involvement:

  • Overnight
  • With Others
  • Local Community
  • On my own
  • Away from home
  • Join a group

Award Recognition:

  • Certificate of Achievement
  • To build skills and experience

Meeting Frequency: One week long, Weekly, Monthly, Ad Hoc


Contact Heather Aitken, Regional Manager for Scotland on 07903082609, or send an email.