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ASDAN Personal Development Programmes (Bronze, Silver, Gold)

Why this award?

This award offers imaginative ways of developing, recording, and certificating a wide range of young people’s personal qualities, abilities and achievements. There is a focus on mental health through wellbeing-focused challenges.

Who is it for?

They are suitable for use in all educational settings and are aimed at learners aged 11-16. 

What time commitment is required?

Bronze approximately 60 hours - Six credits (approx. 60 hours) are needed to achieve Bronze

Silver 120 hours - 12 credits (approx. 120 hours) are needed to achieve Silver

Gold 180 hours - 18 credits (approx. 180 hours) are needed to achieve Gold

Is the award externally accredited?

Awards are accredited by ASDAN.

Achievement is assessed and Internally Moderated by the ASDAN centre. Candidates are then registered for External Moderation which is carried out at a regional moderation meeting or by post. ASDAN will issue certificates following successful external moderation. 

Provider: ASDAN

Website: Click here

Budget: Award Fee, Membership Subscription

For Ages: 11 - 16

Time to Complete: 60 Hours


  • 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 Relationship Manager Scotland on 07903082609, or send an email.