What is it?

Employers want people who are punctual and reliable, can work with other people and can complete tasks safely to the required standard. 

Workright provides a framework to develop a range of basic transferable employability skills. It can be used in a variety of settings, including schools, colleges, training providers and day care services. 

Who is it for?

The programme has been developed for young people (aged 14+) and adults who are following a work-based/work experience programme of study.

It can cater for a wide range of abilities: those performing below Entry Level through to those at Entry 3 who may be able to progress quickly to training programmes and employment.


ASDAN's Preparing for Adulthood programmes provide further opportunities for accrediting the achievements of learners with special educational needs:


The Workright modules can be undertaken in any order. Certification is available for all four modules or for individual modules.

Levels of support are used to show how the learner has achieved the activity. They show individual progression and differentiation between learners:

  • Experience recorded
  • Gestural help
  • No help
  • Physical help
  • Sensory experience
  • Spoken/signed help


Each module is divided into three sections:

  • Health and safety at work: Health and safety rules; Emergencies; Keeping your workspace clean and tidy

  • Responsibilities in the workplace: Attendance; Timekeeping; Appearance

  • Working with others: Respecting others; Getting on with people at work; Working in a team

  • You at work: Doing jobs at work; The things you use at work; Getting help with problems at work

Workright Student Book

Download sample pages from the Workright student book.

Getting started

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.

ASDAN members area

Once your centre is registered with ASDAN for Workright, you can access further information and resources via the members area of asdan.org.uk. It contains all relevant updates, essential documents and resources.

There is no limit to the number of people from a registered centre who can sign up to use the members area. 


After students' portfolios have been internally moderated, centres must register candidates' names for external moderation via the members area of asdan.org.uk. In most cases, moderation will be carried out by post. ASDAN will issue certificates following successful external moderation.

What's Next?