What is ASDAN?
ASDAN stands for 'Award Scheme and Accreditation Network'
This is an awarding body offering programmes and qualifications for learners with profound and multiple learning difficulties.
In Beatlie, we complete 'Transition Challenge' in S1-S3. We keep a portfolio of evidence showing how pupils have been involved in each of the different activities. The portfolio is moderated by ASDAN once completed and a certificate issued.
Once in their senior phase (S4-S6), pupils will have the opportunity to complete 'Towards Independence' units. These cover a range of topics such as 'Sports and Leisure' or 'Sensory Baking' and the units chosen depend on individual strengths and interests captured in the 'Starting Out' booklet.
Both 'Transition Challenge' and 'Towards Independence' can be completed with as much support as required by individual pupils.
SQA (Scottish Qualification Association)
Once in their senior phase (S4-S6), pupils will also have the opportunity to complete qualifications and awards produced by SQA. In Beatlie, we mostly work at National 1 level which allows for the tasks to be completed with as much support as required. There is a wide variety of subject areas and topics so that we can choose those which best suit the needs and interests of each individual.
This is an achievement programme which promotes independence and community involvement for pupils up to 14 years.
Duke of Edinburgh Award (DofE)
This is a youth achievement award open to anyone aged between 14-24. One of the main principles behind this award is that it should be 'achievable by all' and young people can be challenged in a way personal to them. Specific pupils may undertake this as part of their senior phase curriculum.