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ASDAN Preparing for Adulthood programmes

Why this award?

Preparing for Adulthood is a suite of four programmes, each suited to different ASN settings. They have been developed for learners with moderate, severe, complex, profound or multiple learning difficulties. Certificated programmes provide a real-life context to reward achievement and promote the development of personal, social, independent, ICT and work-related skills.

Who is it for?

There are four Preparing for Adulthood programmes, each suited to different ASN settings:

New Horizons: for learners aged 9-13 with special educational needs

Transition Challenge: for 14-16 year olds with severe and/or profound learning difficulties

Towards Independence: for young people (14+) and adults with moderate, severe, and profound and multiple learning difficulties

Workright: for young people (14+) and adults following a work-based programme of study

What time commitment is required?

Learners must complete the required number of activities from modules in their chosen student book. The time commitment may vary between programmes.

Is the award externally accredited?

Certificates are awarded upon completion of the Preparing for Adulthood programmes. For those seeking a qualification outcome, all of the programmes can be used to support the delivery of the ASDAN Entry 1 qualifications in Personal Progress.

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-off day, One week long, Weekly, Monthly, Ad Hoc


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