What is theOrb?

brings together communities of teaching professionals that are committed to helping young people develop effective skills for learning, employment and community life. theOrb is a source of great ideas, advice, resources and strategies.

Personal Development Programmes
Check out the ever-popular ASDAN Bronze, Silver and Gold

30 Short Courses to choose from
Each designed to develop essential skills through activity based learning

Employability Skills Development
A stand-alone development course to prepare young people for the world of work

Develop skills and promote independence with range of modules for SEN learners
The Towards Independence series offers 60 modules in a range of subject areas

ASDAN praises the hard work of GCSE students and teachers
Kath Grant, Director of Education at ASDAN, one of the UK&rs...

ASDAN congratulates A-level students on their results
Kath Grant, Director of Education at ASDAN, one of the UK&rs...

Wealthier students ‘plan university applications earlier’
Students from wealthier backgrounds aim for university earli...

Learners in Scotland achieve impressive exam results
ASDAN would like to congratulate learners in Scotland who ha...

Learners must aspire to university at younger age, says research
Children are twice as likely to attend a ‘higher tarif...