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ASDAN LifeSkills Challenge

In light of the COVID-19 situation, Caudwell Children are delighted to offer the ASDAN LifeSkills challenges in an online format, to learners between the age of 8 – 18 years across the UK.

What is it?

The ASDAN LifeSkills program provides learners with a wide-range of exciting challenges.

The challenges promote a variety of different skills and cover a wide range of different topics – they are usually about being able to do things and they can all be adapted to meet the individual needs of the children.

The programme includes a comprehensive set of challenges, such as:

  • Personal finance
  • Beliefs and values
  • Number handling
  • World of Work
  • Teamwork
  • Problem Solving
  • Communication
  • Numeracy
  • IT skills

How does it work?

After registration your child will be assigned to a small group of partipants (typically up to 6 families) who will meet through a live video chat using the ‘Zoom’ video conferencing platform.

Prior to each online meeting, a challenge will be chosen by the staff member who would be running the session. You will be emailed a pre-group information sheet that informs you of the upcoming challenge and if any preparation is required in advance.

Is there a fee?

No, ASDAN LifeSkills Challenge is funded by Caudwell Children to learners between the age of 8-18. Any family with access to a computer and the Zoom video conferencing platform can take part.

How will my child gain a certificate?

ASDAN sets out the evidence required for each challenge. The evidence will be a combination of observation sheets, oral questioning and photographic evidence. The staff member leading the session will observe and ask questions when needed to gather the required evidence for the challenge. Photographic evidence will be required by families to send via email.

Each challenge will have a notional 10 hours of delivery. The challenges will be carried our through regular ‘Zoom’ online groups (3 sessions per week for approximately 30-45 minutes). What’s more, families will have additional tasks to complete in their own time between the Zoom sessions.

Families who miss a session would not be accredited for that challenge, although they would still be able to do the activity by themselves. They would just re-join at the next challenge.


Is the award externally credited?

LifeSkills Challenge comes with the option of ASDAN certification, offering recognition for small steps of achievement.

Online ASDAN LifeSkills Registration Form

Thank you for your interest in joining our online activity sessions. Please note that sessions are for children with SEND aged between 8 and 18 years. Please fill in this form and we will be in touch within 3 working days with further information.

Contact Details

Name of parent(Required)
This needs to be the email that you also use for your zoom account. We will only use this email address to contact you in relation to the online ASDAN LifeSkills programme.
We will only use this number to contact you in relation to the online ASDAN LifeSkills programme.
This is for our statistics only and will not be shared/used for any other purpose.
This will help us to group children with similar interests where possible.
Do you have access to a zoom account that has been created using an email address rather than a social media account? Do you understand that sharing information over the internet/zoom can never be guaranteed secure? (We will make sessions as secure as we possibly can using the security features available on zoom)(Required)
Caudwell Children does not accept any abuse of our staff or volunteers. Caudwell Children reserves the right to block any individual from the zoom sessions if this happens.
Do you consent to taking part in zoom sessions with other families, a staff member and a Caudwell Children volunteer? Do you agree to ensure your child/children are supervised by an adult throughout the sessions?(Required)
Do you understand that we will only share information where we have to, this may include safeguarding issues and where you have given us permission to do so? Records will be stored in line with our record management policy.(Required)

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