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

Centres nominated for TES Schools Awards
Congratulations to all ASDAN centres that have been shortlis...

ASDAN sponsors alternative provision category at TES Schools Awards
We are proud to announce that ASDAN will be sponsoring the A...

Notre Dame PSHE provision praised by Ofsted
Notre Dame, a girls' school in Plymouth, has been highli...

Schools urged to adopt new six-point plan for careers education
A new six-point code has been launched with the aim of ensur...

Police cadets to receive ASDAN accreditation
The National Volunteer Police Cadets is a programme for youn...