ASDAN is a UK-based education charity and awarding body that provides programmes to more than 30 countries and territories across the world. Our courses equip learners to thrive in 21st Century education, work and life.

Developed and managed by practitioners, ASDAN grew out of research work at the University of the West of England in the 1980s and was formally established as an educational charity in 1991.

Our purpose

ASDAN's charitable purpose is: “The advancement of education, by providing opportunities for all learners to develop their personal and social attributes and levels of achievement through ASDAN awards and resources, and the relief of poverty, where poverty inhibits such opportunities for learners.” A charitable fund offering grants is in place to support ‘the relief of poverty’.


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