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

Positive attitudes to education ‘decline in secondary school’
The transition from primary to secondary school leads to wan...

Care leavers 'left vulnerable by lack of financial knowledge'
Many care leavers don’t know how to pay bills, manage ...

Online version of Key Steps will help engage learners
ASDAN has launched an innovative e-portfolio system for its ...

Sexual harassment is 'undermining the confidence of young women'
MPs have demanded urgent action to end the widespread sexual...

Figures show ‘alarming decline’ in PSHE provision
New Department for Education data shows that the total amoun...