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ASDAN Personal and Social Development (PSD)

Why this award?

The Personal and Social Development (PSD) qualifications offer imaginative ways of supporting young people in becoming confident individuals who are physically, emotionally and socially healthy; being responsible citizens who make a positive contribution to society and embrace change; and managing risk together with their own wellbeing. It also introduces learners to new activities and personal challenges.

Who is it for?

PSD is available for students aged 14–19. It is used by schools, colleges, residential centres, training
providers, PRUs, secure units and other local authority and independent providers. The qualification also plays a major role in rewarding achievement within the non-formal sector.

What time commitment is required?

Learners have to complete enough units to reach the required number of credits for a particular size of qualification. At Entry 1-3 (National 1-3) 6 credits are required for an Award, and 13 credits for a Certificate. At Levels 1 and 2 (National 4 and 5) 8 credits are required for an Award, and 13 for a Certificate. Each credit is equivalent to around 10 hours of learning time.

Is the award externally accredited?

PSD provides accreditation through a nationally recognised certificate for PSHE and PSD activities. Activities inside and outside of school and non-formal situations can be accredited.

Provider: ASDAN

Website: Click here

Budget: Award Fee, Membership Subscription

For Ages: 14 - 19

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
  • Qualifications Authority Accredited

Meeting Frequency: Ad Hoc


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