Learning and teamwork skills

Leonie Mattingley (MA Inclusive Education), is the group leader for this inclusive personal, social and learning skills session for 8 to 13 year olds which runs on Fridays from 10.30am to 11.30am online. The programme follows the ASDAN Key Steps short course. Once parents have registered they will be sent links to the online group where the session will run each week.

About the course

The group helps learners to develop key skills that are useful in their learning and later in the world of work. The course modules include learning about oneself, community, enterprise, health, personal finance, and the environment.

The programme focusses on developing the key skills such as:

Teamwork – how to work with others when partnering and carrying out activities

Learning – this is about learning something new or doing something better. It involves planning and working towards targets and learning to review progress

Coping with problems – this is about recognising problems and learning to do something about them including trying different solutions to see which ones work

Use of IT – using information technology for different purposes such as finding, exploring, developing and presenting information

Use of English – this is about how we communicate and obtain information. This could be by taking part in discussions, researching a topic or presenting findings

Use of Maths – learning to apply number skills in straightforward tasks such as doing calculations, interpreting results and presenting findings

Learners will be working towards completing the ASDAN Key Steps certificate which is assessed through the activities completed by each learner with the work marked by the group leader. Regular attendance will be needed for those wishing to complete the certificate.

Key course information

Sessions will start during the week commencing 7th September 2020 and finish by Friday 18th December with half term during the week of 26th October to Friday 30th October inclusive.

There will be a maximum of 10 children in the group and the charge per session is GBP 6 to join online.

We always welcome additional payments from those who are able to enable us to support as many children as possible by reducing the impact on our bursary as each sessions costs £10 to run per learner.

The student online portal with course information costs GBP 9.50 and PDF certificates for those that complete the programme are free. Parents will need to provide a folder for completed coursework to be stored in.

The location is: online.

How to register

Please complete the form to register for the group and if you have questions and would like to contact the team running the group email: team@acorntooakeducation.org. Payment is required to be made before the start of each session.

Follow on courses

After this completing this course learners can move on to completing ASDAN Short Courses such as Animal Care, Citizenship, Expressive Arts, Foodwise, Football, Leadership, Personal Finance, PSHE, RoadWise, Sports and Fitness and Volunteering. This course also could lead onto the ASDAN Personal Development Programme Bronze, Silver and Gold certificates. If you are interested in your child attending any of the potential follow on courses please contact us.

“The kids love learning these great learning and life skills with Vicky and Leonie. Thank you for a great course.”

Parent of learner in the Key Steps group

Our ASDAN registration

Acorn to Oak Education Limited is an ASDAN registered centre with number 38206. We offer ASDAN short courses, key steps, lifeskills challenges, personal development programmes and preparing for adulthood courses. According to our safeguarding procedures all members of staff are subject to DBS checks and other employment checks including in relation to identity, right to work in the UK and reference checks.