Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to questions we are often asked can be found below.
Please email if you have a question not covered here.


I've heard about ASDAN and I'd like a bit more information please.

You can find detailed information about the organisation - including our vision and values and programmes - on this website; the about ASDAN section is a good place to start.

What does ASDAN stand for?

Award Scheme Development and Accreditation Network, although we rarely use this any more as we have come a long way since the initial award scheme. It is useful to note that the word network is still significant.


I would like to register with ASDAN. How much is the annual centre registration fee and what does it entitle me to cover?

To register for ASDAN's programmes, there is an annual centre registration fee of £443 (+ VAT if applicable), which is invoiced annually on the date of registration.

This annual fee covers your membership with ASDAN and provides your centre with access to:

  • the full range of ASDAN programmes
  • the full range of ASDAN publications and materials, available to order
  • regular mailings and updates
  • protected areas of the website for information and guidance

To register for ASDAN Short Courses centre registration (Short Courses, Accelerating Progress, Excelsis, Stepping Stones and Key Steps only) there is a reduced annual centre registration fee of £223 (+ VAT if applicable), invoiced annually on the date of registration.

This reduced annual fee covers your membership with ASDAN and provides your centre with regular mailings and updates; access to protected areas on the website for information and guidance; and online candidate registration for certification.

Can I register as a centre via the website?

No. All the information about centre registration and the relevant forms can be accessed via the Join section of this website. Before you attempt to register, you must first fill out an Expression of Interest Form.

What certification and candidate registration fees are involved in running ASDAN courses?

Go to the Costs page to find out about the costs involved in running individual ASDAN programmes.

Training and Events

What/who are workshops for and what happens on the day?

Introductory workshops provide vital training for anyone wanting to deliver an ASDAN programme. The workshops provide full training on the origins and structure of the programme, and cover guidance and explanation of implementation, delivery, quality assurance and administrative procedures. 

Is it possible to arrange training for a team of staff at our school and, if so, how much will it cost?

This can be done, subject to staff availability. The charge for this is £1,092 per training day (plus VAT, if applicable), including a charge of £223.50 per day for the time involved in travelling to and from the country. Travel and accommodation costs are in addition to the fee for staff time.

Orders and Finance

My order for materials has but they haven't arrived yet.

You need to allow up to 20 working days for your order. If the order was placed more than 20 working days ago and has not been delivered, contact the Publications team on +44 117 941 1448 and they will check the status of your order.

What is a Purchase Order Number and where do I get one from?

A Purchase Order Number is a reference number generated by finance departments in order to track purchases. Your organisation will have its own system in place for this. Please refer to your finance department, bursar or budget holder for instructions on providing ASDAN with a Purchase Order Number.

How can I pay for my goods and services?

There are options for paying by cheque, BACS/direct credit or debit/credit card, depending on where your centre is based. For full details see the methods of payment page.

I have received an invoice for centre registration but my centre is not running ASDAN courses this year. What do I need to do?

Please send a written confirmation within 60 days of the registration date, stating that you are leaving and the reason why you are leaving, to