ASDAN Community Volunteering suite

ASDAN Award in Community Volunteering

ASDAN Certificate in Community Volunteering

Countries
  • England
  • Wales
  • Northern Ireland
Purpose

The qualifications do not appear in the 16 – 19 performance tables.

The aim of the Level 3 qualifications is to help learners develop skills within volunteering settings. Learners who demonstrate skills at Level 3 will be well placed to progress to relevant sector specific qualifications and national occupational standards, and to pursue employment, higher education, and career goals.

Education context

Schools and colleges in the countries listed above.

Awarding organisation
  • ASDAN
Qualification codes
500/3957/X (Certificate in Community Volunteering (for certificates dated 2010 – 2015))
601/0761/3 (Certificate in Community Volunteering (for certificates dated 2013 – 2016))
500/3955/6 (Award in Community Volunteering (for certificates dated 2010 – 2015))
601/0582/3 (Award in Community Volunteering (for certificates dated 2013 – 2016))
Structure

Certificate in Community Volunteering. Two mandatory units:

  • Understanding volunteering and volunteer involving organisations
  • Carrying out own volunteering role.

Plus four optional Units from:

  • Career exploration
  • Co-ordinating activities for an event 
  • Health and safety for volunteers
  • Planning and reviewing learning
  • Project management
  • Research skills
  • Tackling problems
  • Team working
  • Understanding fundraising in the third sector.

Award in Community Volunteering. Two mandatory units:

  • Understanding volunteering and volunteer involving organisations
  • Carrying out own volunteering role.

Plus one optional unit from:

  • Career exploration
  • Co-ordinating activities for an event
  • Planning and reviewing learning
  • Project management
  • Research skills
  • Tackling problems
  • Team working 

or two optional units if Health and Safety for volunteers or Understanding fundraising in the third sector are chosen.

Subject areas

Citizenship, Employability.

Levels
  • Level 3
Grading

Pass or Fail.

Assessment

Portfolio only

Contribution of assessment components to overall grade

There are no grades; the portfolio is the only assessment component.

Resit arrangements

Portfolio may be resubmitted.

Guided / notional learning hours
Certificate in Community Volunteering: 150 hours
Award in Community Volunteering: 80 hours
UCAS Tariff points

ASDAN Award in Community Volunteering

Grade Points
P 8

ASDAN Certificate in Community Volunteering

Grade Points
P 16
Key issues for UK HE admissions

The ASDAN Award and Certificate were created in 2008 to replace the Certificate in Community Volunteering. The qualifications aim to help learners develop skills within volunteering settings.

Timing of assessments and results
  • Portfolio moderation can take place at the request of the centre four weeks or more after a candidate entry is confirmed.
  • Results will be confirmed following portfolio moderation.
Qualification dates notes

This qualification is current, but last certification is December 2016 as the qualification has been withdrawn.

Certification information

Pass only.

Progression information

Successful candidates progress to a wide variety of HE courses or to employment destinations.