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

Baroness Corston 'thrilled' with new ASDAN support role
The Rt Hon the Baroness Corston has become a patron of ASDAN...

ASDAN welcomes PSHE comments by Education Secretary
Statement from ASDAN following evidence given by Nicky Morga...

Skills and Education Group sponsors AoC Beacon Award
The three founding organisations of the soon-to-be Skills an...

Character Awards aim to develop resilience and grit
The Department for Education’s Character Awards 2016 a...

TES FE Awards winners announced
Many congratulations to East Kent College, which won the con...