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ASDAN

ASDAN is an education charity and awarding organisation.

They provide flexible and engaging programmes and qualifications that help young people develop skills for learning, work and life.

Employability Qualification

What is it?

The Employability qualification provides a framework for developing and recognising general employability skills at Entry 2 to Level 2.

  • Employability is a nationally recognised qualification, fully approved by Ofqual in England.
  • Following amendments to the school and college performance tables in England, qualifications that do not rely on a written examination for assessment purposes, such as ASDAN qualifications, do not, themselves, contribute to the tables. There is however strong evidence that ASDAN qualifications improve performance in English and Mathematics, which have a double weighting in school performance measures such as Progress 8.

Structure

All qualifications require centres and learners to complete a specific number of core and additional units to reach the number of credits for a particular size of qualification. At all levels, 6 credits are required for an Award, and 15 credits are required for a Certificate. Each credit is around 10 hours of learning time.

  • To achieve an Award, at least one core unit must be completed
  • To achieve a Certificate, at least two core units must be completed
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