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

Building resilience in schools
Public Health England's report, Building children and yo...

"Urgent action" needed on preparing young people for the workplace
The government needs to take urgent action on skills provisi...

Ofsted calls for more non-qualification provision at 16-19
Ofsted's report into 16-19 Study Programmes, Transformin...

Funding to support Higher Education outreach to schools and colleges
ASDAN will be presenting at the National Education Oppo...

ASDAN featured in online UCAS guidance for applicants
ASDAN continues to feature prominently in the online UCAS gu...