Supporting inclusion through pathways at KS3, KS4 and KS5

Inclusion is the central focus of our work and we understand that many of our learners have come to feel disengaged from education and struggle with low academic confidence as a result.

As a registered ASDAN and Arts Awards centre we offer a range of officially recognised courses, qualifications, and awards, that enable young people to progress through pathways even when they are temporarily out of a formal education setting.


ASDAN is an education charity and awarding organisation whose curriculum programmes and qualifications transform life chances through learning.

Young Giants is a registered centre for ASDAN courses and qualifications. We deliver Entry Level 1 to Level 2 qualifications in:

We also offer a wide range of ASDAN ‘Preparation for Adulthood’ courses, suitable for a variety of learners, including those with PMLD. Please visit the ASDAN website for a full list of courses.


Arts Awards support young people who want to deepen their engagement with the arts, build creative and leadership skills and achieve a national qualification.

Young Giants is a registered Arts Awards centre, offering Arts Awards programmes for Bronze and Silver. Learners interested in the arts can complete an Arts Award in any area from fashion to poetry, rapping to dancing, sculpture to film.

More information can be found on the Arts Awards website

If you, or a person you support is interested in undertaking an ASDAN or Arts Award as part of your/their tuition, please contact us or speak with one of our tutors. 

Functional Skills, GCSE and A Level

Young Giants has extensive experience in supporting students to prepare for KS4 and KS5 exams.

For some learners, especially those who have been out of an education setting for some time, preparations must go beyond content delivery, revision, practice papers and exam technique.

We can offer a longer-term preparation package to include a learning mentor who can support a young person in building confidence to leave their home and sit exams, which may be taking place in a private exam centre.

Our mentors can support with dry runs, exam centre visits, logistical problem-solving activities for the individual learner to deploy on the day, and communication between the family and the exam centre.

When supporting the booking of exams at private centres we are also particularly mindful of any additional safety risks posed to certain young people travelling into different geographical areas.