ASDAN CoPE

Certificate of Personal Effectiveness (CoPE)

Exam board: ASDAN
Course code/specification number: CoPE level 1 or 2
Level of qualification: Level 1 or 2

What will students learn about?

The Certificate of Personal Effectiveness 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.

The CoPE Student Book comprises 12 modules, each of which is divided into three sections. Each section should take 10 hours, which is worth one credit. Students will need 12 credits to gain the Certificate of Personal Effectiveness. For CoPE Level 1, challenges can come from Section A, B or C; for CoPE Level 2, at least six of the credits must be chosen from the longer challenges of Sections B and C.

The module titles are:

  • Communication
  • Citizenship and Community
  • Sport and Leisure
  • Independent Living
  • The Environment
  • Vocational and Diploma Preparation
  • Health and Fitness
  • Work Related Learning and Enterprise
  • Science and Technology
  • International Links
  • Expressive Arts
  • Beliefs and Values

What skills will students develop and demonstrate?

By building a Portfolio of Evidence as they complete various challenges, students must demonstrate competence at Level 1 or 2 in the following skills: Introduction to Working with Others, Introduction to Improving own Learning and Performance, Introduction to Problem Solving, Planning and Carrying out a Piece of Research, Communication through Discussion and Planning and Giving an Oral Presentation. 

What grades can students access?

Level 1 is worth 25 points (comparable to a GCSE Grade E/F). Students will work towards a level 1 Pass or a Level 2 pass initially.

How will students’ learning be assessed?

After students' portfolios have been internally moderated, centres must register candidates' names for external moderation - at least four weeks before a regional moderation meeting. ASDAN will issue certificates following successful external moderation.

What can students’ progress on to after completing this course?

Students completing a Level 2 qualification could go on to work towards CoPE Level 3 qualifications.

For further information please contact:

Mr. L. Bradbury Assistant Head bradburyl@burntmill.essex.sch.uk