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

Outstanding PRU wins ASDAN-sponsored TES award
The Limes College, Sutton, won the TES Schools Awards altern...

‘Rigorous investment’ needed in child mental health services
The number of children with mental health needs in the UK is...

Free STEM training for youth workers
Youth workers who want to learn new ways to engage young peo...

Study highlights growing gap in children’s life chances
The gap between young people from families with high and low...

EU employability project will involve high quality resources
Representatives from five European countries met this month ...