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Welcome to Lifeskills Challenge

Lifeskills Challenge is an e-learning resource from ASDAN that allows schools, colleges and other providers to personalise their learners' curriculum and meet their individual needs. It helps centres meet the requirements of the Children and Families Bill and embeds the SEND Code of Practice.

Choose from an online bank of challenges that recognise learners' progress in curriculum areas that are important for success in adult life. The challenges are usually about being able to do things, rather than acquiring a significant body of knowledge.

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

Who is it for?

Learners of all ages working from pre-Entry to Level 2. Lifeskills Challenge can be used in a range of educational settings, such as:

  • schools
  • colleges
  • residential centres
  • training providers

It is particularly suited to learners with Education and Health Care Plans, but can also be used by those who would have accessed additional learning support.

What’s involved?

Tutors can choose from existing challenges created by experienced ASDAN practitioners, or write and submit their own.

Challenges are designed to structure learning and demonstrate achievement in a range of curriculum areas. Evidence of achievement should be collected in a portfolio.

Centres can claim certification from ASDAN to reward learners' achievements. There is also the option of downloading a simple Statement of Achievement after each completed Challenge.

How long does it take?

Each challenge will take 10, 20 or 30 notional learning hours to complete. There is no limit to the number of challenges a learner can complete.