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ASDAN PSE (Personal and Social Effectiveness)

Why this award?

ASDAN's new (September 2021) Personal and Social Effectiveness qualifications are designed to develop 21st century competencies in communication, collaboration and emotional intelligence for learners working at Level 1 and Level 2. ( National 4 and 5)

  • develop targeted skills, attributes and values as well as cumulatively developing learners’ vocabulary stores, understanding and fluency
  • give learners regular opportunities to explore all elements of the curriculum and situate their learning in topics, activities and experiences that have meaning for them
  • provide a pedagogical focus on regular feedback to support the learning process
  • comprise streamlined course content that is intuitive to deliver and assess
  • contain competencies developed in a global context that represent the culture and heritage of young people in greatest need in the UK

Who is it for?

  • Learners in S3 onwards
  • Learners in post-16 education, embarking on programmes at Levels 1 and 2 ( National 4 and 5)

What time commitment is required?

Award and certificate-sized qualifications will be available at both Level 1 and 2 (National 4 and 5). The estimated time taken to complete the award is 100 hours and the certificate will take approximately 160 hours.

Students will produce a portfolio of evidence to demonstrate their achievements.

Learners develop their skills through the completion of formative challenges prior to being assessed through a summative challenge. 

Is the award externally accredited?

Nationally recognised qualification

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Provider: ASDAN

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Budget: Award Fee, Membership Subscription

For Ages: -

Time to Complete: 100 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: Ad Hoc


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