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

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Curriculum 'remains too academic’, House of Lords told
The Baroness Sharp of Guildford argued that the secondary ...

ASDAN welcomes new Education Secretary Justine Greening
Statement from ASDAN following the appointment of the RT Hon...

New ASDAN course will improve outcomes for care leavers
An innovative ASDAN programme will support the new cross-g...

New Prime Minister announces new Secretary of State for Education
The new Prime Minister Theresa May has announced her new Cab...