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​The ASDAN short courses we offer are: 

  • ​Horticulture 
  • Hair and Beauty 
  • Construction 
  • Food Wise 
  • Enterprise 

​KS4 students will choose two short courses to complete over the two-year period. Students are supported to make choices and decisions that support planning for the future.

​The ASDAN Short Courses are flexible, portfolio-based programmes designed to accredit up to 60 hours of activity and skills development. The focus is on completing challenges and skills development according to individual ability. Learners will be working from Entry level 3 to Level 1. 

​Courses are adapted to the interests and abilities of individual learners and provide lots of opportunities for personal development. They will also learn transferable skills that can be used in employment or further vocational study. 

​The programmes also include visits to businesses to gain first-hand experiences of the workplace. Students will have encounters with employers and employees resulting in a better understanding of the workplace and the potential career paths open to them.

Construction learning journey


Enterprise learning journey


Foodwise learning journey


Hair & Beauty learning journey

Hair & Beauty

Horticulture learning journey