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ASDAN Entry Level Award/Certificate in Life Skills/Personal and Social Development 14-16 Programme

About the course

This is an Entry Level 3 course offered usually one/two days per week. The content has been developed around preparation of life and work, independent living and personal and social development. The course is aimed at young people with moderate learning difficulties. As well as work at college and on the practical units at Myerscough, the course includes consideration of the environmental issues around college, community projects, at Beacon Fell for example, taking part in a range of sports and developing skills for work.

Students will infill onto the full time course one or two days per week. Units covered will depend on the student’s course level (Entry Level One to Three) and the days attended.

Parents/Schools, please note when completing the application form you must use child’s name and DOB but the parent/school email and telephone number. All official documents, interview and enrolment information will be emailed on the parent/school email provided and this could be anytime from the time of application through to September. If the email changes it is important you let us know. Failure to do so could lead to the application being withdrawn from the process.

Course modules

Year 1

Independent living

Personal and social development

Community awareness

Personal safety

Preparation for work


Farm studies

Small animals as pets

Entry requirements & additional information

Entry requirements

Students need to be over 14 and have an interest in a practical subject to qualify for the course. No previous qualifications are required. The College provides learning support for Home Educated students who have learning difficulties and disabilities; the home institution must provide support for school students.

Your school or Home Educating Parent or Guardian must complete Application Form Part B before your application will be processed.

Learning and assessment

Students will be assessed through a range of theory and practical assessments and completion of a portfolio of evidence.


On completion of the course, it may be possible for year 10 students to ‘top’ up their qualification with further units. Students may wish to progress to another 14-16 or Further Education course dependent on their age.

Special requirements

Costs that are mandatory for the course:

Course fees for school educated students (see 14-16 prospectus). Outdoor clothing including a good quality waterproof jacket.

Foundation Learning at Myerscough College
Foundation Learning at Myerscough College

Foundation Learning

We provide a range of Foundation Learning full-time and part-time courses for students with additional needs. Our aim is to help students develop a range of important skills - social, academic and vocational - whilst providing the support and encouragement for them to grow in confidence and express their personality. View our Foundation Learning Presentation here!

The Foundation Learning team has built up an excellent reputation over many years for successfully working with students who have a wide range of learning difficulties and disabilities.