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 responds to reappointment of Nicky Morgan as Education Secretary
ASDAN has responded to the reappointment of Nicky Morgan as ...

European partnership develops new Entry level qualifications
ASDAN is delighted to be participating in the European Union...

New government urged to implement Citizens Curriculum to boost skills
NIACE, an organisation that campaigns for lifelong learning,...

Research suggests maths anxiety is a significant problem for apprentices
Researchers from the University of Warwick have published th...

Preparing for Adulthood programmes help Ian take centre stage
Read about how ASDAN's Preparing for Adulthood programme...