The Certificate of Personal Effectiveness (CoPE) is a nationally recognised qualification available at Levels 1, 2 and 3 (National 4 to Higher/AH). The qualification offers imaginative ways of accrediting young people's activities. It promotes, and allows centres to record, a wide range of personal qualities, abilities and achievements of young people, as well as introducing them to new activities and challenges.
CoPE enables students to:
At Levels 1 and 2 the young person will work through a student book that comprises of 13 modules. The module titles are:
At Level 3 , activities are chosen from the following modules:
Along with their completed challenges, students will produce a portfolio of evidence to demonstrate their achievements. Students must also demonstrate competence in the six CoPE skills units:
The portfolio has proven to be something students are particularly proud of. Students can use their portfolio to present their work and its journey to prospective employers or further education institutions. The content of the course can be personalised, therefore the student has control of their own learning. There is no need to support your student with revision as there are no exams. Students who achieve CoPE level 3 will further benefit from earning 16 UCAS points
Students will need 12 credits (120 hours of activities) at Levels 1 and 2 (National 4 and 5) and 15 credits (150 hours of activity) at Level 3 (Higher) to gain the Certificate of Personal Effectiveness
The Certificate of Personal Effectiveness (CoPE) is a nationally recognised qualification, requiring External Postal Moderation
ASDAN courses embrace the four capacities of the Scottish Curriculum for Excellence, enabling young people to become responsible citizens, confident individuals, effective contributors and successful learners.
ASDAN programmes and qualifications can fulfil many of the Curriculum for Excellence experiences and outcomes to help bring about improvements for all learners in Scotland.
Case study: ASDAN boosts student resilience and engagement with the wider world
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Budget: Award Fee, Membership Subscription
For Ages: 14 - 18
Time to Complete: 120 Hours
Type of Involvement:
Meeting Frequency: Ad Hoc
Contact Heather Aitken, Regional Relationship Manager Scotland on 07903082609, or send an email.