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‘The Lounge’ has been registered as an ASDAN (Award Scheme Development and Accreditation Network) Training Centre, which will facilitate the running of a range of courses for the young people of the Parish.   

 

Engaging, activity-based courses of between 10 and 60 hours

A way to develop and recognise personal skills, essential for effective learning, employment and full participation in community life

A pathway to a certificate of achievement and progression into other programmes and qualifications

 

‘The Lounge’ has been registered as an ASDAN (Award Scheme Development and Accreditation Network) Training Centre, which will facilitate the running of a range of courses for the young people of the Parish.

ASDAN is a curriculum development organisation and awarding body, offering in excess of 100 programmes and qualifications that explicitly grow skills for learning, skills for employment, and skills for life. Their purpose is “The advancement of education, by providing opportunities for all learners to develop their personal and social attributes and levels of achievement through ASDAN awards and resources.”

ASDAN Short Courses are flexible, take from between 10 to 60 hours to complete, and offer accessible curriculum based programmes with a nationally recognised certificate for a wide range of activities and subject areas. There are no age restrictions, although the main focus is on the 13–19 age groups.

Courses cover preparation for life and work, enrichment subjects, Personal Social Health & Education (PSHE), and Citizenship. Every course is designed to develop learners’ personal, transferable and employability skills through an engaging and challenging curriculum of activities, leading to a certificate of achievement.

Sally Meredithfrom Alvechurch Communities Together (ACT), the charity behind The Lounge and its youth work commented: “We are really excited at the prospect of being able to offer recognised training courses to the young people of the parish. We will be commencing our programme from September and will shortly be announcing which courses we will initially be running. ASDAN courses are nationally recognised and represent real value to our young people giving them the opportunity not only to develop their personal and employability skills, but also to obtain a nationally recognised certificate.” 

For further information about ASDAN visit: http://www.asdan.org.uk/home