Positive Choices - Asdan Personal & Social Development

Location: The Hub
Duration: Up to 12 weeks
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Course Description

This is an exciting programme designed for 16-18 year olds who are not sure what they want to do next and would like to see what college has to offer.


A maximum of 12 weeks introductory programme followed by the opportunity to progress onto further programmes that could last for the whole year! The choice is yours!

Course Structure

This course offers a wide range of opportunities, such as, working outdoors and learning about the environment, educational trips and residential visits are all part of this experience. We are also part of several European projects that offer individuals the opportunity to take part in a 2 week work placement exchange scheme.


In addition the opportunity to improve your Literacy and Numeracy in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere is included in you programme.


Also offered are a range of exciting vocational options for you to try out – Construction, Art and Sport are examples.

Course Assessment

Assessment is based on your individual learning plan and you will create a portfolio of work to prepare for ASDAN accreditation. Functional Skills will be assessed either on-line, or by an end of course assignment to gain a qualification in Literacy or Numeracy.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course. You will complete an initial assessment and have an interview with one of our tutors who will talk to you about the sorts of options you would want to try in college.

Course Progression Routes

Second Chance is designed to give you the basics for progressing to a course of your choice in the following year. Functional skills are an important part of our course because you need good literacy and numeracy skills to be accepted on vocational programmes. Your tutors will discuss your progression opportunities with you.

Course Career Prospects

This course will help you to follow a chosen career path by entering employment or progressing on to a college course or apprenticeship.


If you are unsure about your career progression please contact the Careers Team.


Activities such as trips and visits will be arranged, which are beneficial to this course and your learning. These activities are optional and additional fees may be charged to you. Details will be provided at the time of interview.

Course Costs

There are no course fees if you are under 19 years old. However, you may have to pay for textbooks, personal kits, uniforms, trips and personal stationery. You will be informed of these at your interview


Specific Course Information Contact

Keeley Martin

Telephone: 01302 553929

Email: keeley.martin@don.ac.uk

For Application and Enrolment Information Contact

Student Services,
Doncaster College,
The Hub,
Chappell Drive,


Free phone: 0800 358 7575

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