Vocational Tasters offer learners a concrete introduction to a range of employment sectors. Ideal for learners following an alternative progression route, these courses help learners to make progress towards their personal learning and career aims.
Increasing learners’ knowledge of different employment sectors will help them to make informed and long-lasting decisions about their post-16 destinations
The Manufacturing Vocational Taster has been produced in collaboration with NAC Group, which engages young people in programmes to develop manufacturing and engineering skills, particularly for the automotive sector. The student book contains modules in: Understanding Manufacturing, Product Design, Manufacturing Logistics, Making Stuff, Health and Safety, and Careers.
Young people of all abilities, mainly aged between 13 and 19 (as well as adults and younger learners, where appropriate).
Vocational Tasters are multi-level, meaning that the focus is on completing challenges and skills development according to individual ability, rather than attainment at a specific level.
Students present a portfolio of evidence of their activities.
This portfolio will contain:
This vocational taster contains six modules, corresponding to different aspects of Manufacturing:
Download sample pages from the Manufacturing Vocational Taster student book.
If you are not yet registered with ASDAN, your first step is to complete an Application for Centre Registration Form. See the Join section for more information. Current ASDAN centres need to ensure that the programme is added to their centre's registration.
Following registration, you will be able to purchase your books and access additional resources and guidance via the members area of asdan.org.uk. ASDAN also provides introductory workshops and can arrange in-house training.
After successful internal moderation, centres submit a list of candidates' names via the members area of asdan.org.uk and certificates are then issued by ASDAN.
The portfolios are not submitted for external moderation. ASDAN reserves the right to request samples of candidates' portfolios for quality assurance purposes.
This online platform offers an alternative way to access Short Courses without needing to purchase student books. Learners can upload evidence to their personal e-portfolio to demonstrate what they have done and the skills they have developed. Tutors moderate e-portfolios on screen and then request certification.
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