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ASDAN Certificate of Personal Effectiveness

Why this award?

The Certificate of Personal Effectiveness (CoPE) is a nationally recognised qualification outcome of the ASDAN programmes. The qualifications offer imaginative ways of accrediting young people's activities. They promote, and allow 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.

Who is it for?

Students from S3 onwards working at National 4 and 5 level either within the whole school programme or within the option system would work towards CoPE levels 1 and 2.
Those students working at Higher level and preparing to progress into Higher Education, employment or vocational training and apprenticeships would work towards CoPE Level 3.

What time commitment is required?

CoPE 1 and 2 - 120 guided learning hours, total qualification time 150 hours.

CoPE 3 - 100 guided learning hours, total qualification time 200 hours.

Is the award externally accredited?

Centres will be required to internally moderate all students’ work. ASDAN will then issue certificates following successful external moderation.

Provider: ASDAN

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Budget: Award Fee, Membership Subscription

For Ages: 14 - 19

Time to Complete: N/A


  • Sport
  • Nature
  • Volunteering
  • Arts
  • Music
  • Youth Work
  • Get Outdoors
  • Making friends
  • Enterprise
  • Adventure
  • Achievement
  • Develop my CV
  • Help get into College or Uni
  • Gain new skills
  • Physical Activity

Type of Involvement:

  • Overnight
  • With Others
  • Local Community
  • On my own
  • Away from home
  • Join a group

Award Recognition:

  • Certificate of Achievement
  • To build skills and experience
  • UCAS Recognition
  • SCQF Credit rated
  • Qualifications Authority Accredited

Meeting Frequency: Weekly, Monthly, Ad Hoc


Contact Heather Aitken, Regional Manager for Scotland on 07903082609, or send an email.