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ASDAN is a charitable social enterprise whose mission is to create opportunities for learners to develop personal and social skills through the achievement of awards and qualifications and further enhance their self-esteem, aspirations and contribution to their communities.

At Mapledown School all students follow the New Horizons programme. New Horizons is an activity-based curriculum resource which supports the delivery of PSHE, Citizenship and Careers education, In addition, all Post 14 learners participate in the Towards Independence programme. Towards Independence provides a framework of activities through which personal, social and independence skills can be developed and externally accredited for those with severe learning difficulties (SLD) and profound multiple learning difficulties (PMLD).