Beliefs & Values Short Course (Asdan Awards)

Beliefs & Values Short Course  (Asdan Awards)

The Beliefs and Values Short Course has been updated for 2020 and helps learners aged 13+ to develop the personal and social skills they need to play their role in our modern multicultural society.


It offers a flexible, accessible alternative to religious education at GCSE.

We regularly deliver this short course to Schools, Colleges, Health & Social Care settings as well as Supported Living & other training providers. 

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Who is it for?

Young people of all abilities, mainly aged between 13 and 19+.

Because Short Courses are multi-level, the focus is on completing challenges and skills development according to individual ability, rather than attainment at a specific level. 

Facts and Figures

  • Flexible, multi-level programme

  • Internally moderated

  • Accredits 10-60 hours of activity


Learners must present evidence of their activities in an organised portfolio or e-portfolio.

This will contain:

  • a record of challenges completed, with supporting evidence for each challenge

  • recording documents, showing how learners have planned and reviewed their activities

  • summary of achievement, highlighting skills development

  • personal statement

Course Content

The course will enable learners to:

  • respect different beliefs and values, and how they contribute to a multicultural society

  • gain an awareness of the impact that humans have on the environment and how to protect our planet

  • become a responsible citizen and understand the laws needed for a fair and just society

  • appreciate the value of peace in society and understand the impact of conflict

  • understand how different religions express their beliefs through worship and actions

  • explore the concept of inspiration from religious and non-religious perspectives