PSHE Short Course (Asdan Awards)

The PSHE Short Course has been updated to help centres meet the requirements of the new statutory guidance for sex, relationships and health education in England, which comes into effect in September 2020.

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PSHE Short Course (Asdan Awards)

Who is it for?

Young people of all abilities, mainly aged 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 Short Course is split into 11 modules:

  • Emotional wellbeing

  • Keeping safe and healthy

  • Social media

  • Alcohol

  • Tobacco and drugs

  • Sexual health

  • Respectful relationships

  • Families and parenting

  • Financial choices

  • Careers and your future

  • Living in modern Britain

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