Boarding Skills Award
What is the Boarding Skills Award Scheme?
The Award is designed at four levels - Basic, Standard, Advanced and Higher, and has been produced with ASDAN to create a flexible and attainable award to reflect the skills and experiences generated from being a boarder in a British Boarding School. Recently, economist and government advisor Will Hutton endorsed the creation of a Boarding Award to evidence the soft skills learnt by boarders in boarding communities. Employers will be able to use the Award as a currency for employability alongside academic results, in an ever more competitive market.
The Boarding Skills Award is designed to be run in boarding schools with a group of boarders over several terms.
What do students have to do?
Boarders will start at the level appropriate to their age/ability and will progress through a comprehensive workbook producing evidence of achievement in the various skill areas.
How does the Scheme work?
Students are issued with a comprehensive folder containing the award framework, module requirements and guidance on how they can meet the challenges inherent in the Award as well as evidence production. House staff will have access to a Tutor Guide and support materials from ASDAN and support from the Boarding Skills Award Scheme coordinator – Lee Smith.
For more information, please contact
Director of Training
The Boarding Schools’ Association
Tel: 020 7798 1580
Fax: 020 7798 1581
Boarding Skills Award Scheme Coordinator
Tel/Fax - 01363 775264