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ASDAN PSD (Personal and Social Development)

Why this award?

The Personal and Social Development (PSD) qualifications offer imaginative ways of supporting young people in:

  • becoming confident individuals who are physically, emotionally and socially healthy
  • being responsible citizens who make a positive contribution to society and embrace change
  • managing risk together with their own wellbeing

as well as introducing them to new activities and personal challenges.

Who is it for?

PSD at Entry 1, 2 and 3  (National 1 - 3) is used by students aged 14+ and adults . PSD Levels 1 & 2 (National 4 and 5) is used by mainstream establishments for students aged 14-19, and also for adults. These qualifications also play a major role in rewarding achievement within the non-formal sector.

What time commitment is required?

Learners have to complete enough units to reach the required number of credits for a particular size of qualification.

  • At Entry 1-3: 6 credits are required for an Award, and 13 credits for a Certificate.
  • At Levels 1-2: 8 credits are required for an Award, and 13 for a Certificate.

Each credit is equivalent to around 10 hours of learning time.

Is the award externally accredited?

  • Provides Nationally recognised certification
  • Opportunities to include activities both inside and outside of school and in non-formal situations
  • 100% coursework and postal moderation

Provider: ASDAN

Website: Click here

Budget: Award Fee, Membership Subscription

For Ages: 14 - 19

Time to Complete: 60 Hours


  • Nature
  • Volunteering
  • Youth Work
  • Get Outdoors
  • Making friends
  • Adventure
  • Achievement
  • Develop my CV
  • Gain new skills
  • Physical Activity

Type of Involvement:

  • With Others
  • Local Community
  • On my own
  • Away from home
  • Join a group

Award Recognition:

  • Certificate of Achievement
  • To build skills and experience

Meeting Frequency: Ad Hoc


Contact Heather Aitken, Regional Relationship Manager Scotland on 07903082609, or send an email.